I am Paulina Siniatkina, I am an artist and an activist. In 2015 I survived tuberculosis and decided to devote my art to fighting social stigma and the concept of 'normality'. Having faced the reality of isolation, alienation and stigmatization inside a hospital, I intend to bring the experience of this peculiar sense through my artworks. Not by leading the viewer through trauma, but through understanding of its normality. It is neither bad nor good, but you may find as much bad as good in it. My viewer is my equal. I want to open the discussion around what is considered 'social taboos'.
I also work with the theme of “corporality”. In fact these subjects are closely connected, as it is essential to bring my message through my personal experiences. I study my own bodily senses in various situations: from being physically alienated, to being digitally transformed into pixels, or mentally fragmentized into pieces.
I work with painting, installation, video art and performance.
Artworks are in the collections of Stop TB Partnership (Geneva), Bill&Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute (Boston), FIND (Geneva), Oxford Immunotec (London) and in private collections in Russia, Netherlands, France, Great Britain, Switzerland and Colombia.
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Born in 1989 in Moscow
2013 - Graduated Russian Academy of Art (Moscow State Academic Art Institute named by Surikov) as an artist-painter (monumental painting).
2016 – Member and co-founder of the first global network of people with experience of tuberculosis TBpeople.
2018 – Graduated MMOMA (Moscow Museum of Modern Art) “Free workshops” contemporary art school
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