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Anastasia Kolas

Anastasia Kolas is an interdisciplinary artist, researcher and organizer based in Berlin. She is the founding member of Nacre Journal and Neither/Nor.

Across writing, film, and organizing activities, her work explores what she calls “aesthetics of disappointment” or the homogenizing forces of globalized modernity as related to notions of comfort, belonging and personal aspiration. Her perspective is informed by cultural hybridity: the trajectory of growing up in the USSR (Belarus) and Algeria; immigration to Canada, and by subsequent first career in fashion design, across North America and Western Europe. Anastasia frequently uses inherited, archival and found material. Her recent exhibitions and collaborative initiatives were hosted by New Now festival, Essen; Hopscotch Reading Room, Berlin; diffrakt, Berlin; CAC, Vilnius; VDA Academy, Vilnius; Almanac Projects, London; Tenderbooks, London; Hessel Museum, New York; Printed Matter, New York; Art Metropole/MOCA, Toronto; Ў Gallery of Contemporary Art, Minsk amongst others. 

Anastasia holds an MFA in Film/Video from Bard College, New York, and is a lecturer at HfK Bremen.