Tatyana Volkova public talk: Art, Yoga, Activism

Tatyana Volkova public talk: Art, Yoga, ActivismTatyana Volkova public talk: Art, Yoga, Activism


Tatyana Volkova started her career as an art historian in the early 2000s as part of curator Andrei Erofeev’s team working on contemporary art at Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve and at the State Tretyakov Gallery.

In parallel, Tatyana developed as an independent curator, becoming one of the first Russia-based researchers of art activism. She has been involved in art activist events since the late 2000s and is the co-founder of ZHIR gallery, MediaImpact International Festival of Activist Art, and Fem Club.

Tatyana has curated numerous major institutional exhibitions, including: Futurologia / Russian Utopias (Garage Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow, 2010), Silence = Death: Art, Protest, Rock’n’Roll, 1980–2010s (ARTPLAY Design Center, Moscow, 2012); global aCtIVISm (ZKM, Karlsruhe, 2013), 1st Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art (Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, 2017), and dis/order. Art and Activism in Russia since 2000 (Ludwig Forum, Aachen, 2017).

Tatyana will explain why she decided to study for a degree in psychology and to teach yoga and lead seminars on self-regulation and self-support practices, including how this fits with her work in Garage Archive and writing a dissertation on the history of activist art.


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Free admission with advance registration.
All lectures are broadcast on Garage YouTube channel and will be available as recordings.


Lectures are accessible to deaf and hard of hearing visitors and will be interpreted into Russian Sign Language at the event.