Ksenia Aksenova (RU-NO, b.1983) is an artist, essayist, performer, and curator. Having a degree in linguistics as a background, most of her productions have language at its core. Words and their constellations appropriate conceptual shells from political, social, biological, historical, and touchable materials that highlight a constant state of transformation. She works with multimedia installations, sculpture, painting, publications, and performance. Ksenia Aksenova recently received a Master’s degree from Kunstakademiet (Academy of Fine Art in Oslo) and is currently involved in several productions including “Debates on Division” project by Gluklya, artist, and Anna Bitkina, curator. Among other spaces she has exhibited at Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Goethe Institut Ramallah, Palestine, Chambre d’Amis, Semperdepot Vienna, Galleri RAM, Oslo, Podium Oslo, New York Art Book Fair, MOMA PS1, Akademirommet, Oslo. She has also curated and coordinated several exhibitions, symposia, and spaces.

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I agree with those who stand in the streets of silence and hunger proclaiming common truths, waiting for resolve, waving flags of bold sensible views; the spectacle I agree is to be maintained. I agree with mainstream broadcasters who feverishly do their job of making up for somebody else’s mistakes. I agree that it is vital for mankind – this stability of free sorts, so blind and forward. I fully agree on all points concerning the Middle East and the importance of peace in the region; heartbreaking nuisance that people can’t go along. I agree so deeply with the greens who fight every day for our planet in the Atlantic or Tibet, or Africa, or dense jungle of Amazonia trying to rescue what is left of the density, what is left of the indigenes, of the flora and fauna crippling up the extinction diagram, up to the point of nullification. I wholeheartedly agree that together we can move towards the universal goodness, with these hearts of ours made of gold but rusted within iron shells. I could not agree more with those who break away from shells and devote their lives to helping the community. I agree with the majority on issues concerning the human condition and agree with the inevitability of retaliation crucified at the bottom of our desires comfortable with multi-layered consumerism at its purest. Furthermore, I disagree oh I disagree. With the majority on issues concerning the human condition and disagree with the inevitability of retaliation at the bottom of our desires comfortable with multi-layered consumerism at its purest. I disagree oh I disagree. I could not disagree more with those who break away from shells and devote their lives to helping the community. I wholeheartedly disagree that together we can move towards the universal goodness, with these hearts of ours made of gold but rusted within iron shells. I disagree so deeply with the greens who fight every day for our planet in the Atlantic or Tibet, or Africa, or dense jungle of Amazonia trying to rescue what is left of the density, what is left of the indigenes, of the flora and fauna crippling up the extinction diagram, up to the point of nullification. I fully disagree on all points concerning the Middle East and the importance of peace in the region; heartbreaking nuisance that people can’t go along. I disagree with the mainstream broadcasters who feverishly do their job of making up for somebody else’s mistakes. I disagree that it is vital for mankind – this stability of free sorts, so blind and forward. I disagree with those who stand in the streets of silence and hunger proclaiming common truths, waiting for resolve, waving flags of bold sensible views; the spectacle is to be discontinued.