Vlada Maria Tcharyeva
After finishing her MA in 'Art & Politics' at Goldsmiths University of London in 2013, Tcharyeva worked as Assistant Curator at Vitrine, London (UK), where she curated group exhibitions with work by Athena Papadopoulos, Nicholas Brooks, Samara Scott, Phillip Reeves and many more. Her most recent project was a site-specific two-person installation with Adam Hines-Green and JJ Lincoln at the Maygrove Arches for the ArtLicks weekend in October 2018. For the last three years, Tcharyeva has developed a deep interest in human bodies and physical vigour, which intersects with her activity as a yoga instructor and art technician across various sites and institutions in London. Tcharyeva runs a female-dominated technician group called “Space Babes” and is also a singing member of ‘f*choir’ – an intersectional feminist choir that considers the voice as a way of creating resistance – musically directed by performance artist Jenny Moore. Starting in February 2019, Tcharyeva will be curating a biennial program centred around the human body, raised as the open question ‘Are we bodies?’ within the premises of Cabaret Voltaire.