An artist intersecting land-art, sound and visual poetry through experiences, forests, artist books, calligraphy, performance, objects and community engagement, and whose ‘Eternal Forest’ integrates ecological thinking.
Having graduated from Central Saint Martin’s College of Art in 2008, Evgenia creates works on the intersection of land-art, sound and visual poetry through experiences, forests, artist books, calligraphy, performance, objects and community engagement. In 2010 Evgenia founded Analema Group arts collective, whose ongoing project KIMA explores the art and science of visual sound. Site-specific interactive performances and installation took place throughout 2013-2020 in the UK and other European countries.
Born in the USSR and coming from a multicultural background, Evgenia has changed homes and countries many times. Today she lives in Portugal, learning a new language, working on new projects, negotiating the cultural, historical, and natural environment of her new home country. The project Eternal Forest marks a transition towards the integration of ecological thinking into Evgenia’s art. The project has been exhibited across Portugal and in the UK (Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, King’s College), and was invited to participate at the Bienal de Coruche in 2019, which resulted in the creation of the first Eternal Forest Sanctuary near the city of Coruche. At the moment Evgenia is working on bringing to life the vision to create 1,000 Eternal Forest Sanctuaries — for art, biodiversity and humans to be protected for 1,000 years in Europe and beyond.
Evgenia’s visual works and artist’s books are in museums, libraries and private collections in Russia, the UK, Europe and Japan. Her latest book Eternal Forest is in the collections of the British Library and the Gulbenkian Art Library.
Evgenia is one of our members featuring their work as part of the ClimateCultures Quarantine Connection series. We shared her piece, Forest Codex, on Day 24 of the 40-day series.