Gluklya’s aim is to overcome this chill through the means of art. She founded the collective Factory of Found Clothes with Ogla Egorova (Tsaplya) in 1995 and has been operating it in changing collaborations ever since. With her performative works, she creates encounters between people from different social groups. In her video project Wings of Migrants (2012) young Russian dancers and illegal guest workers from central Asia gather and approach each other carefully through the medium of dance. As they mirror each other’s movements, a dialogue is created that bridges the social and linguistic gaps between the ballerinas, who move in the spheres of high culture, and the migrants, who are pushed to the periphery of society. In The Triumph of Fragility (2002) young marines march through Saint Petersburg. The artists from Factory of Found Clothes have the soldiers carry delicate white dresses in front of them, as if they were something fragile, something “that constitutes the essence of life itself.” A task that the young men fulfill with great earnestness, creating a powerful, alternative image of the military as a place where masculinity is practiced and put to the test.
Born 1969 in Leningrad
lives and works in St. Petersburg.
In 1995 she and Olga Egorova (Tsaplya)
founded the collective Factory of Found Clothes; in 2003 both artists were founding members of
the group Chto Delat?. Since 2011 Gluklya has been operating Factory of Found Clothes by herself
or in various collaborations. She will be represented this year at the Venice Biennale.
Fellow of The Joseph Brodsky Memorial Fund, awarded a three-month residency in Venice and Rome
Grand prix, “Artist-Citizens,” October Salon, Belgrade (projects realised in cooperation with “Chto delat?” www.chtodelat.org).
Prize, Film festival “Kinoshock,” Anapa, Russia.
Art Prize “Black Square,” Workshops of Art Moscow.
Nifca, residency program.
Residency at Of"ce for Contemporary Art, Oslo.
Jaspis residency, Sweden
Rave Stipendium at Neue Berlinische Kunstverein.
Grants from ProArte Institute, Ford Fondation, St. Petersburg and MamaCash Foundation, Amsterdam.
1995, 1996, 1997 Grants from Soros Contemporary Art Center, St. Petersburg.
Selected solo and group exhibitions and projects:
Art research in GeoAir institution , Tbilisi ,Georgia
Performance “Debates of Division: When The Private Becomes Public” as a part of the public program of the European Biennale of Contemporary Art Manifest 10, St. Peterburg, Russia
Russian performance: a cartography of its history , Garag center of contemporary Art, Moscow
Conference “No Radical Art Actions are going to help here…”
Political Violence and Militant Aesthetics after Socialism. 18-21 September 2014, screning, Saint-Petersburg
Artist talks at Chto delat? school , supported by Roza Luxembourg foundation
Solo show “Utopian Unions,” MMOMA, Moscow
«Final Cut» , performance , MMOMA , Moscow
“Politic of the social in Contemporary art” conference, Tate Modern/screening of “Wings of Migrants” /London/UK
“Living as Form” / Nomadic version /Rendez-vous in boutique/video/ FABRIKA / Moscow
*“Where has communism gone?”/learning play/ Former West / Haus der Kulturen der Welt/Berlin
*“The Translation”/Cabaret Voltaire/Zurich
*“Without Reality There is No Utopia,” Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Franciso,CA
Solo show “Wings of migrants,” Akinci gallery, Amsterdam
Group show “Revolution in The Net,” Cable Factory, Helsinki
/Gluklya/ “PENSIONE’S SUPORT,” ART AMSTERDAM.
/in cooperation with Chto delat? group/ “What is to be done? between tragedy and farce,” Smart project space, Amsterdam/Gluklya/ DUMP TIME. For ? practice of Horizontality, Shedhalle, Zurich.
Museo Reina So"a, Madrid, Screening, artist talk.
/Gluklya+Thomas Kasebacher/ “Music here – music there,” Kunsthalle, Brut, Vienna.
“Etats de l-arti"ce at Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.
Second International Queer Culture Festival, St-Petersburg
* THE FIRST URAL INDUSTRIAL BIENNALE OF CONTEMPORARY ART.
*“Chto delat?”/ Vectors of the Possible, BAK, Utrecht.
*“Chto delat?”/ “The Urgent Need to Struggle,” ICA, London.
55 Internationale Kurz"lmtage Oberhausen, Germany.
* “Plug in Nr.51 – Activist Club,” Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, Holland.
*Scénes Centrales, TriPostal, Lille, France.
“The Greatest Idiot in New Zealand,” MIC gallery, Snow white gallery, Auckland, New Zealand.
*Invisible borders. Lille, France.
*Contour 2009, 4th Biennial of moving image, Mechelen, Belgium.
*Biennale: 2, Thessaloniki Biennale of contemporary art, Thessaloniki, Greece.
* 11th International Istanbul Biennial.
54 Internationale Kurz"lmtage Oberhausen, Germany.
* Food for thought, art festival, Denmark.
*U-TURN, Quadriennalle of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Danmark.
* Artist-Citizens,” October Salon, Belgrade.
*“Frictions and conflicts,” Museum off Contemporary Art, Kalmar, Sweden.
“Inertia, ” W139, Amsterdam, Holland.
Film festival “Kinoshock, ” Anapa, Russia.
“Zoo,” Contemporary City Foundation, Moscow.
* “Progressive Nostalgia,” KUMU Museum Tallin and Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy.
Art Mocow Workshops, Moscow.
“Becoming a mother,” Botkyrka Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden.
53 Internationale Kurz"lmtage Oberhausen, Germany.
*“Self Education, ” National Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow.
* “Contested Spaces in Post-Soviet Art,” Sidney Mishkin Gallery, New York.
“Electric Visions” "lm program screenings at different countries.
“Scarlet sails,” XL Gallery Moscow.
“Human project” (special project in a frame of the 1 Moscow biennale), Central House of Artists, Moscow.
*«Drift. Narvskaja zastava», NCCA, Moscow.
“1960-2000 Collective and interactive works in russian art, ” Tretyakov State Gallery, Krimsky val (special project in a frame of the 1 Moscow biennale)
“Art-Robe:Women artists at the nexus of art and fashion,” UNESCO, PARIS/ (cat.)
* “Russia Redux #1,” Shroeder Romero Gallery, NEW YOURK /USA.
“Kronstadt FOREVER, ” site-speci"c project, Kronstadt.
International Bienale of contemporary art National Gallery in Prague /Installation “The Strange people never Surreneder.”
HABITAT – VI International Art Exhibition Museum of Contemporary Art (Department of the National Museum in Szczecin).
“Boys and Girls,” Zachenta Gallery, Warsaw (cat.)
“Watch out! Contemporary art from St.Petersburg and Moscow,” Contemporary art Museum, Oslo.
“Garden for the businessmen,” performance, Stokholm.
Dusseldorf residence /Kulturamp, pfoto-performance in KAUFOV.
Bath Art Gallery/ England, Shop of the Utopian Clothes /Installation.
“Life! Aktuelle Kunst aus Petersburg” Forum Stadpark, Graz (cat.)
“Horizons of reality,” MuHKA, Antverpen (cat.)
49 Kurz"lm festival in Oberhausen, Germany (cat.)
“New Start. Contemporary Art from Moscow,” Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf (cat.)
“Projection,” Center for Contemporary Art, Nigny Novgorod.
“The Whites’ Psychoanalytical Room,” XL Gallery, Moscow.
“A New Begining” Kunsthalle Dusseldorf /catalog.
“PLUNDER” culture as material, Dundee Contemporary Arts. Scotland UK.
“Baltic Babel,” Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmo.
“Davay,” Russian Art Now. Berlin -Vienna /catalogue.
“Snegurochka,” Zachenta Gallery, Warsaw /catalogue, curator Magda Kardash.
“Female Art,” Female artists in Russia of XV -XX centuries, catalogue.Tretyakov Gallery.