Katya Kan

Katya Kan


Date(s) - 24/01/2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Brunel Museum

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An idiosyncratic specimen of globalization, Kan was born in Almaty, Kazakhstan, to a North Korean father and a Russian mother. Having caught a glimpse of the ex-USSR, she has a nostalgic, conflicting perception of political and cultural systems:

“Unable to fully assimilate into any one culture, I find myself as an outsider with an eclectic artistic taste. Art represents the act of seeking, assembling and immortalizing beauty. Through my artistic practice, I recreate the state of inspiration and emancipation, experienced during my childhood. My works strive to capture the ephemeral impressions. The concepts, which I explore in my work, include the globalization, surveillance, nostalgia, utopia and eroticism. Most recently, I was involved in exhibitions with the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), the Muse at 269 in Portobello and Herrick Gallery in Mayfair, London as well as the NYC Untitled Space and the New York Art Expo in the US.”

Katya Kan