Elena Vertikova

Elena Vertikova
Born in Siberia (1984), now I’m living in Gdansk. Currently I am a student of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk at the Department of Painting (V year). Specialising in painting and art in public space. Member of Women Working With Light organisation from 2018. Participant of numerous exhibitions in Poland and abroad. Taking part in international art festivals in Russia, Europe and Africa. My main areas of artistic fields are painting and installation in public space, also video and performance.

Participant in
The Wake Up! Memorial – Corona! Shut Down?
title of video: The Letter, 2020, 13:32
For me, the borders are closed for the second year because of residence process. I cannot leave Poland to meet my mother and family living in Russia. The separation was intensified by the quarantine conditions, when the possibility of my mother’s coming to see me also disappeared. Writing a letter that did not reach its addressee allowed me to better experience the time of separation.