Elena Kalkova is a multimedia Russian artist and researcher of Russian Art History, living and working in NYC, US. Her works include drawings, collages, installations, textiles, working with archives. In her practice she explores feminism and construction of gender in the Post-Soviet space, complex relationships with home, family relationships, especially between different generations of women of the same family.


Elena's research lies primarily in the field of Russian feminist and queer art and art of resistance and translation. Elena holds an MA in Global Arts and Cultures from RISD. She was a fellow at School of Visual Arts residency in 2020 which resulted in a group exhibition at Tiger Strikes Asteroid and is a fellow of Berlin Institute of Art (BAI) in August/September 2021. 

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