AR-Artist Bios

Only bios (not welcome posts for new residents) that will go to people’s category on re-aligned website

AR-Resident Roma Durov

Roma Durov, otherwise known as 9cyka, is a visual artist. Durov works closely with Pussy Riot, having designed clothes for and produced paintings with the group. In 2021, Durov was caught up in the wider, ongoing crackdown against the punk-feminist … Continue reading

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AR-Resident Nika Nikulshina

Veronika “Nika” Nikulshina is a multidisciplinary artist and human rights defender from Russia. She is known for her work as a performance artist and as a prominent member of Pussy Riot. Her work with the punk feminist group has made … Continue reading

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AR-Resident Anna (Anya) Kuzminykh

Anna (Anya) Kuzminykh is a screenwriter and film director from Russia, known for her work as a human rights defender and member of Pussy Riot. A graduate of the renowned Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) with several awards to her … Continue reading

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AR-Resident Alexander (Sasha) Sofeev

Alexander (Sasha) Sofeev is a Russian artist, activist and member of Pussy Riot since 2012. His art and activism are centered on themes of protest,police brutality, political prisoners, LGBTQ rights and feminism in the Russian Federation. As a prominent member … Continue reading

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IA-Resident Samaneh Roghani

Samaneh Roghani (1984) is a multi-disciplinary Iranian artist based in Malmö, Sweden. She has a Bachelor of Photography from Azad University, Tehran, as well as a BFA and MFA from Malmö Art Academy. She is currently an IA-Resident at the … Continue reading

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Welcoming Aws Al-Zubaïdy as an AR-Resident in Tunis!

Aws Al-Zubaïdy (1993) is a Palestinian actor and director currently based in Tunis, Tunisia. A graduate in theatre from the Drama Academy Ramallah in Palestine and Folkwang University for the Arts in Essen, Germany, Al-Zubaïdy also learned acting art at … Continue reading

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AR-ICORN Resident Andrei Kureichik

BREAKING NEWS AR-Resident Andrei Kureichik Receiving Direct Death Threats from Agents of Lukashenko Regime Andrei Kureichik (1980) is a prize-winning playwright, screenwriter, director and publicist from Minsk, Belarus, currently living in exile. He has written and/or directed 27 feature films, … Continue reading

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AR-Resident Collen Kajokoto

Collen Kajokoto (1973) is a Zimbabwean protest poet from Domboshava village, close to the capital Harare. His work depicts daily societal struggles, fears and hopes in his native Zimbabwe. His performance work integrates poetry and the Mbira, an ancient traditional … Continue reading

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#RiskandRebellion Participant 48: Ganzeer

Ganzeer is the nom de plume of the graphic designer and artist from Cairo whose street images have come to epitomize the Egyptian Revolution for a global audience (take his stencil of a life-size tank near Tahrir Square, which continues … Continue reading

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Immigré Artists (IA)-Resident Suvadeep Das

Suvadeep Das is a multi-disciplinary artist who has been based in Finland since 2009. Das finished his Master of Arts degree in the Live Arts and Performance Studies Programme from Uniarts, Theatre Academy, in 2015 and holds various positions of trust … Continue reading

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