At the beginning of the year, VCS alumna Elektra KB was featured in “Bright young things: 10 faces to watch in 2015,” a profile of rising stars in the fields of contemporary art and entertainment published in the UK’s The Independent. Here’s what the article had to say about Elektra:
Feminism returned in 2014 and we need a new generation of feminist artists to confront inequality afresh. Elektra KB was born in Soviet-era Odessa and moved to Colombia as a child. Now studying for an MFA at Hunter College, New York, her bold and graphic work often uses materials associated with “women’s” craft, and considers “the demonisation of women and revolutionary culture since the heretics in the Middle Ages”. Her subject matter has included police brutality during the 2012 agrarian workers’ strike in Colombia and “Cathara Insurgent Women”. Her work is dramatic and exciting. She is one to watch.
Since the article’s original posting, it’s been picked up by SVA Briefs and publicized throughout the SVA community. We’re all very proud of Elektra, and want to congratulate her for this well-deserved honor.