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Nastya Nikolskaya

Nastya Nikolskaya works in different mediums, from text, installation and video, to painting and costume (aiming to deconstruct assumptions). They use a variety of autofiction methods to explore the profound discomforts of being a person. They explore research questions touching on cross-historical / accumulatively generational thinking, notions of shyness, vocality, inequality, structures of prestige, binary code in thought and understanding - to build a humorous exploration of how the narratives we have absorbed dictate our daily lives & drive our short-term and long-term decisions.

 

Group exhibitions:

A Woman is Her Most Beautiful On Her Wedding Day Queer Shorts: Scotland, Scottish Queer International Film Festival, CCA, Glasgow (October 2019)

WHITE SHIRT, JOGGERS with Mathew Parkin and Claire Biddles, V22 London (October 2018)

MUD organised by Hypothermia HQ with Dachi Cole, Candice Williams, Reba Maybury, Natasha Stagg and Clarinda Tse, Gallery Celine, Glasgow (September 2018)

When To Rest Video Delight, CCA, Glasgow (April 2018)

You Are Always / Foreign Boyfriend Interim Show, Reid Gallery, Glasgow (May 2017)

KY16 at Символ Sculpture Park Серп и Молот Parallel Programme for the 5th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow, Russia (June 2016)

The Weight of Gestures Living Rooms, 72 Market Street St Andrews (December 2014)

Tomato Tale 60 Hour Film Blitz (February 2013) & Half-Cut Student Short Film Festival, St Andrews (May 2013)