Ekaterina Volkova (1992, RU)

Artist and graphic designer, currently venturing into interactive media and creative coding. Based in Amsterdam, NL.

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As an artist, I explore critical making as a response to large-scale political issues. Through my work, I bring together material, visual and codified strategies to explore issues of democracy, conflict, diaspora and labour.

Collaboration is my current modus operandi.

vukšić&volkova is an artistic partnership between Iskra Vukšić and me, our temporal work combines visual and linguistic storytelling with performance, spatial design, sound and scent. Our process forms a back-and-forth between anecdotal, theoretical and artistic thinking. Through artistic research, we have ventured into topics like voter abstention, coastal labour, revolutions and border bureaucracy.

Together with Julien Thomas, we collaborate as the Perception Design Studio, a speculative social and graphic design bureau practice. We design a range of interventions, from physical objects to mental models and infographics, to probe the role of the senses within policy situations.


2022—2023 Jan van Eyck Academie, w/ Julien Thomas

2022 Urban Futures Studio and Jan van Eyck Academie: Imagining Low-Carbon Futures: art-science collaboration, w/ Julien Thomas

2021 Kamen Artist Residency, w/ Iskra Vukšić, Bosnia and Herzegovina


2016 MFA Designing Democracy, Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2013 BA Graphic Design, Ural State Academy of Architecture and Arts, Ekaterinburg, Russia

CV (pdf)