MFA Experimental Film, Kingston University, London (2016)
PhD Film Studies, Birkbeck College, University of London (2013)
MA Film Studies, Birkbeck College, University of London (2009)
BA (Hons) Visual Theories, University of East London (2009)
BA Art History, University of Wroclaw (Poland) and The Open University London (2006)
I am a multimedia artist and writer whose work explores the transformative potential of apparatuses, memories and archives in the creation of societal myths and narratives. Of particular interest to my practice are stories that subvert dominant narratives and versions of history, especially those relating to post-Soviet identities. In my projects I often employ archival materials to examine complex notions of agency, belonging, memory and representation.
My films have screened at film festivals and galleries worldwide: most recently, Edinburgh International Film Festival, CROSSROADS San Francisco, Arbor Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives New York; Studio Gallery, Warsaw; Whitechapel Gallery, British Film Institute, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London. My films are stored in artinCINEMA archives and are available to stream on sofy.tv, Vimeo on Demand, and Ann Arbor District Library. I am the recipient of many international grants, most recently, the Arts Council of England Project Grants, British Council, New Mexico Arts, New Mexico Humanities Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts (USA), among many others. I am also the author and editor of numerous books and articles on experimental media, including Visions of Avant-Garde Film (Indiana University Press) and the co-founder, with Sam Jury, of Disasters of Peace - a creative initiative that encompasses research, writing, making and curating. With Tessa Garland and Sophie Hill, I am the curator of the 2020 edition of Visions in the Nunnery, renowned showcase of diverse moving image and performance works. I teach film and media on the MA Film & Screen Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London.