Gluklya (Natalya Pershina-Yakimanskaya) lives and works in St Petersburg, Russia and Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Considered as one of the pioneers of Russian Performance she co-founded the artist collective The Factory of Found Clothes (FFC) which uses installation, performance, video, text and ‘social research’ to develop the concept of ‘fragility’ – relationships between internal and external and private and public. In 2012, the FFC was reformulated to the Utopian Unemployment Union, a project uniting art, social science, and progressive pedagogy that gives people from different social backgrounds the opportunity to make art together. Since 2003, Gluklya has also been a co-founder an active member of Chto Delat? Group.
View Gluklya’s performance of Debates on Division with Anna Bitkina at the 2017 Creative Time Summit here.