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Katya Ev (ekaterina vasilyeva)

1983, Moscow, lives and works in Paris / Brussels

HISK, Gent, Belguim (2019-2020)
École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris (2007- 2012)
Master in Political Science, Moscow State University Lomonosov (2000-2005)
Sciences Po Paris (2003-2004)

Performances / Site-specific Projects / Commissions


Sábana blanca, action, Havana, Cuba

(Le plus objet des objets), infiltrated performance, Musée Zadkine, Paris (commission)


Gravity Boot, performance, platform blind_spot - KASKO, Basel

To Hear With Eyes, performance, Palais de Tokyo, Paris

Iceberg-18010813. Blue Room, constructed situation, platform blind_spot, Moscow (commission)



Augenmusik, site- and time- specific group performance, Paris / commissioned by La Box - ENSA, Bourges - Galerie Mansart, Paris


Zeitgeist, site-specific performance, former NATO military base Olavsvern, Tromso, Norway 

Human Voice. Translations, site-specific virtual performance, Church Saint-Eustache, Paris (commissioned by the performance program "La Voix Humaine" by Ekaterina Shcherbakova)


Axe De Révolution, site- and time-specific performance, Moscow, Russia

Feuilles Mortes, the Moscow State Architectural and Natural Landscape Museum Kolomenskoe, Moscow, Russia

Solo Shows


Etat d'Exception. À Oksana, Galerie Dix9, Paris, curated by Fabien Danesi


Human Voice. Replayed, ISSMAG Gallery, Moscow, curated by Sasha Burenkov

Axe de Révolution, Galerie Nivet - Carzon, Paris, curated by Azad Asifovic


Piece For Resistance. Other's Dialogue On Revolution, Gallery Elektrozavod, Moscow, Russia 


Vie–Ville–Vue, École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, Paris (graduate show)


Mindmap, La Malterie Art Center, Lille, France


Luminescences, École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris (mid-diploma show)


Group Shows


Over my (dead) body, Gallery Geukens & De Vil, Antwerp, Belguim

Point Zéro, Galerie Chloé Salgado, Paris

Architectures Intérieures, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture Val-de-Seine, Paris


Something Happened, Mairie du XIII, Paris, curated by Jean-Christophe Arcos

Make It Yourself, Centre Culturel Douta Seck, Dakar, Sénégal, curated by Yves Chatap & Pascale Obolo

DO DISTURB#4, Palais de Tokyo, Paris 

I Am Not A Robot, ElectroMuseum, Moscow, Russia, curated by Olga Deryugina 



Persistent in changing nothing: revolution by political profanes, Galerie Mansart, Paris - Galerie Iragui, Moscow

The pros and cons of hitch hiking, Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Arts - parallel program, Thessaloniki, Grece

Tinto. Without Tinto, Flash Expo Project, Brussels, Belgium

Correspondances / Vasistas/ Le regard à travers la fenêtre/ Il se passe quelque chose entre nous, Galerie Mansart, Paris



YIA Art Fair, Le Carreau du Temple, Paris

The End of the World, Centro Pecci, Prato, Italy, curated by Fabio Cavalucci

La Nuit Blanche 2016, Le Viaduc des Arts, Paris

Traduire c'est trahir, Galerie Nivet-Carzon, Paris, curated Sasha Pevak

Psycho, Art Center Fabrika, Moscow / Moscow Young Biennale of Contemporary Art, Special Project, curated by Ilmira Bolotyan

Là où nous sommes. Regards d’artistes sur l’anthropocène, espace Jussieu, Paris, curated by Collectif Marcel


- 8/+2, Galerie Mansart, Paris

Metageography, National Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow / 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Special Project
Leaving Tomorrow, Art Center Winzavod, Moscow / 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Special Project, curated by Ivan Isaev
Nothing Will Grow Together Because Nothing Belongs Together, former NATO military base Olavsvern, Tromso, Norway / by Kurant Gallery

Stranger Than Paradise, Curry Vavrart - CP5, Paris, curated by Ekaterina Shcherbakova
Bomb, Center « Krasny », Moscow, curated by Borya Kluchnikov


Plant-it, Mansart Gallery, Paris, curated by Azad Asivoch
Comfort Moderne, Clovis XV, Brussels, Belgium

Beauty of disgraceful, Art Center Belyaevo, Moscow, curated by Andrey Erofeev



Gallery Kurant ( former NATO military base Olavsvern), Tromso, Norway


Gallery Elektrozavod, Moscow, Russia


Le Lavoir Moderne Parisien, Paris


La Malterie, Lille, France

Talks & Screenings


FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims - Public Pool #6 (video screening)



Galerie Dix9, Paris (conference in hommage to Oksana Schachko)


La Colonie, Paris (video screening)

University of Humanities, Moscou - curators work-shop (artist talk)


Performania Festival, Berlin, Allemagne (video screening)

Cité des Arts, Paris - "The Voyarist" project (performative conference & video screening)

Center Krasny, Moscow - "Media-Udar" (artist talk and video screening)


Winzavod Art Center, Moscow - "Start" program (artist talk)

Na Kashyrke Art Center, Moscow - show "Beauty of Disgraceful (master-class)

Gallery Elektrozavod, Moscow (artist talk)


Lavoir Moderne Parisien, Paris (video screening)


La Malterie Art Center, Lille, France (artist talk)



Moscow Art Magazine #104 : Time Of History


cat. The End Of The World, Prato

Kommersant magazine N°13, April 23, 2016, Moscow, Sergey Guskov, «Russian on Foot»


cat. Là où nous sommes. Regards d’artistes sur l’anthropocène, Paris

cat. Metageography, National Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

cat. Leaving Tomorrow, Art Center Winzavod, Moscow

cat. Gallery Elektrozavod, Moscow

Meninger newspaper, Norway, «Kunst og Kalt Krieg»


«Metro» daily newspaper, August 12, 2014, «A Bar transformed into the world axis»

«Vedomosti» daily newspaper, August 12, 2014, «They cross Moscow with a tube for the art sake»

cat. Beauty of disgraceful, Art Center Belyaevo, Moscow

On-line Publications


Aurelia Declercq, Katya Ev - Etat d'Exception, Point Contemporain (french)

Ida Simon, Do Disturb Au Palais De Tokyo – Notre Sélection Du Festival, Manifesto XI (french)


Donna Haraway, Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Plantatiocene, Ctouloucene : creating a tribe, Moscow Art Magazine online (in Russian)



Christian Gattinoni, "Human scale and commitments in images for YIA", online magazine Lacritique.org (in French)

Pia Capelli, "Beginning of the world", artforum.com (in English)

Maria Sokolovskaïa, « Revolutionnary » performance by Ekaterina Vasilyeva », Russia Beyond Headline (in French)

Aurore Leloy, radio broadcast «Utopian Crossings » sur la radio HÔTEL PARADOXE , La Radio Libértaire (in French)

Performance "Augenmusik" in the online magazine Paris Art (in French)

Anne-Sophie Furic, "Here We Are. Group Show by the Marcel association", online magazine Manifesto XXI (in French)

Sergey Guskov, "Russian on Foot. Art of Wandering", newspaper Kommersant, Moscow (in Russian)


Pavel Borisov, «Zeitgeist» (Spirit of Time), online magazine Kunstforum (in English)

"Art and The Cold War", daily newspaper Dagbladet, Norway (in Norwegian)

"Submarines and Mermaids", art online magazine Kunstkritikk (in Norwegian)

"Cold War inside of the mountain", newspaper Klassekamp, Norway (in Norwegian)

Ilmira Bolotyan,"What has been said and what has not been said as an answer" , art online magazine AroundArt (in Russian)


Alexandra Guzeva, "Russian women carry giant tube across Moscow in revolutionary art stunt", Russia Beyond Headlines (in English)

Alexander Pevak, «Russian Artists abroad», online platform Theory and Practice (in Russian)

Sergey Guskov, «Personal Efforts. The Most Interesting Artworks of This Summer», online Art magazine Colta.ru (in Russian)

Julia Dudkina, "They made the world axis out of the construction tube", daily newspaper METRO, Moscow (in Russian)

Olga Kabanova, «They cross Moscow with a tube for the art sake», daily newspaper Vedomosti, Moscow (in Russian)

"Unususal performance takes place in Moscow", national radio Echo Moskvi (in Russian)

Andrey Levkin, "Moscow political actionism turns inside", online magazine Art Territory (in Russian)

Sergey Guskov, «Ekaterina Vasilyeva and Hanna Zubkova.Performance après performance», art online magazine Aroundart (in Russian)

Moscow 24 - TV broadcasting about the show "Beauty of disgraceful" (in Russian)

Scholarships / Awards

Nominated for Kandinsky Prize,Young Generation (2015)

Université Paris-1 Sorbonne, research scholarship (2013-2016)