Public talk with Katrin Nenasheva: Actionism during the Pandemic


Artist Katrin Nenasheva will speak about the primary data of her study “An Artist in the Pandemic: Tactics and Strategies” initiated in April earlier this year, as well as the changes in actionism’s artistic strategies conditioned by self-isolation.

In April 2020, the artist Katrin Nenasheva began her research project “An Artist in the Pandemic: Tactics and Strategies”, whereby she tested various performance practices in different city environments. The largest project within her research is the action Quarrel with Me, in which the artist suggested that inhabitants of Moscow's suburbs should publicly discuss conflict at home and their experience of domestic violence.

During a public talk with Garage curator Anastasia Mityushina, Katrin Nenasheva will share her experience acquired within this research project and explain how actionist artists respond to the self-isolation regime and how the pandemic situation impacts them.

Please note that this event is 18+


Katrin Nenasheva (b. 1994, Krasnodar) is an actionist artist, psychoactivist, and director. Representing the third wave of actionism, her works implement an interdisciplinary approach to explore the life of closed communities, one of Nenasheva’s key methods being the engagement of a wide variety of people not related to art, regardless of their age and education, in actions and art projects. She is the founder of Urban Self-Expression Headquarters—the first creative platform aimed at generating art activist practices. The Headquarters will be represented at the 2nd Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art due to open in September 2020.

Anastasia Mityushina is an art historian, Garage Public Program curator.


Free admission with advance registration.

The talk will take place in Zoom and will be broadcast on YouTube.