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Born in Leningrad, Natalia Pershina-Yakimanskaya (also known as Gluklya) lives and works in St. Petersburg and Amsterdam. After graduating from the Mukhina Academy of Art and Design, she co-founded the artist collective The Factory of Found Clothes (FFC), which uses installation, performance, video, text and “social research” to develop the concept of “fragility” – relationships between internal and external and private and public.


Gluklya’s works have been extensively exhibited in Russia and abroad. Most notably, in 2015 she participated in the 56th Venice Biennale of Art, “All the World’s Futures,” curated by Okwui Enwezor. Gluklya is a co-founder and member of the art group ‘Chto Delat?’ (What is to Be Done?). For more on Gluklya, click here.





Artist; Researcher; Founder of Utopian Clothes Museum

St. Petersburg, Russia / Amsterdam, the Netherlands