After a three-month residency at the Armory in Sydney Olympic Park, and a performance & installation - Be
Deadly at Alaska Projects - Moscow-based Ukrainian post-feminist & neo-expressionist artist Vika Begalska
is spilling her work out onto the streets and into galleries across Sydney. In her first visit to Sydney, this is a
rare opportunity to experience the work of one of Moscow's true creative provocateurs.
In From Valia with love Begalska showcases a selection of her well-known short videos, Love,
firstname.lastname@example.org and Nutcrackers. Begalska's videos are tainted with a curious mix of amusement,
inquisitiveness, sincerity and subversion. They "belong to the generation of post-feminist creations where
the relations of the man and the woman are viewed in the post-Lacanian perspective, or as the relations of
the erotic contract: the mise-en-scenes enacted make it clear that 'suppression' is monitored by the woman
herself and does not run counter to her desires." Maria Sigutina (Curator)
Vika Begalska lives and works in Moscow, she was born in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine and graduated from the State Academy
for Design and Art in Kharkov, Ukraine. She has exhibited regularly in Moscow, Kiev and has been part of solo, group and
public exhibitions across Europe. This is her first visit to Australia, sponsored by the Sydney Olympic Park Authority and
Janet Clayton Gallery. Vika is represented internationally by Maria Sigutina.