BIO
LENA KHOLKINA
Based in Moscow, Russia
www.offonroad.com, eholkina@gmail.com

Visual artist, choreographer and independent publisher based in Moscow, Russia, graduate of the Institute of Contemporary Arts in Moscow and Fotodepartament in St.Petersburg.

Co-founder of Russian Independent Selfpublished group, resident of KOSMOST 2018 and ZIL CC 2016, recipient of the Urban Urge Seed Grant 2014 and winner of Rock your dummy 2013 photo book contest. Co-curator of creative laboratories 2017-2018, “A Book about Moscow/Renovation” (Lumiere Brothers Gallery), “A Book about Uglich” (XI Photo Parade in Uglich 2017), “ZIL ZIN” (Cultural centre ZIL).

Lena works with photography, projection, video, dance, performance and self-publishes artist books of limited edition. Dancer's background defines her interest to physicality, bodily manifestations and rhythm.

Selected group exhibitions & screenings 2015-2021
Leitrim Dance Festival, V-A-C Foundation, Voies OFF Rencontres Arles, 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, 10th Month of Photography Los Angeles, Reminders Photography Stronghold Tokyo, The Lumiere Brothers Photography Gallery, Delhi Photofestival, Candela Gallery USA, Metenkov House Ekaterinburg, Aarhus Photobook Week, NCCA Moscow, Taiga Gallery St.Petersburg, MMOMA Moscow, Uglich Photoparade.

Background

Institute of Contemporary Arts Moscow, "New strategies in contemporary art" 2013-2015. 
Fotodepartament St.Petersburg, "Photography: post-graduate" 2013-2014.
Moscow State Linguistic University - language studies.

Languages: English, German, French, Russian.

Dance: contemporary (TSEKH), Irish (Iridan Academy, registered teacher/TCRG).

Work
Commercially Lena works as choreographer, videographer, photography lecturer, as well as photobook curator, offering her own artistic vision and style at all project stages.
Lena also teaches Irish dance at Iridan Academy Russia/TCRG.

Clients/magazines/collaborations: Venera Kazarova, Lookatme, Dreamandawake, LES, The Village, Superior, Yearbook, Papercut, Meow, Contributor, Voir, Pinshop, Hint, Satiety Paper, Kock, Anormal, Meow, Vaga, Revs, Blink, Beauty Rebel, U+Mag, W-O-S, Line, Supplementaire, Kneon, The Ones 2 Watch, Doze, Ozon Raw, Open Lab, Kinki, Haunt, Tissue, Girls on Film etc.