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Ksenia Galiaeva

visual artist, director


Ksenia Galiaeva, 1976, Pskov, Russia; lives and works in Antwerp, BE and Amsterdam, NL. Galiaeva teaches Photography and Fine Art at Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam and is represented by Ellen

de Bruijne Projects. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows, amongst others in Schiedam Museum - NL, Fries Museum - NL, Stedelijk Museum ‘s-Hertogenbosch - NL, Moscow MOMA - RU, Seoul MMCA Changdong - KR.


Upcoming – cooperation partner in Protest Appeals: The Affect & Aesthetics of Eastern European Activism, a multi-annual project by UvA Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum and van Abbemuseum.


Symposiums, seminars and lectures: MMCA Seoul ‘From Vertical to Horizontal: The Changed Conditions of Art Production2018, UvA University of Amsterdam, Zadar University Croatia, Slavic-Eurasian Research Center Hokkaido University Sapporo Japan, Hanyang University Seoul, Academie voor Schone Kunsten Antwerp, Sint Lucas Antwerp, Rat School of Art Seoul, Arts Maebashi Japan, Stedelijk Museum 's-Hertogenbosch, AIT Tokyo etc.


Residencies: LIA Leipzig, 2010 AIT Tokyo, 2012

MMCA Changdong (Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art), Seoul, 2015

Research trips: Mondriaan Foundation: Orientation trip to South Korea and Japan, 2014

Art and Architecture Tour, North Korea, 2018


For her work, Ksenia uses the umbrella title 'Unreal Estate', which can be interpreted as autobiographical fiction (manipulation and constant rewriting of an autobiographical story), but also has parallels with the construction of national identity.


Project in development: Unreal Estate