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Slinko, _Economy of Means_, 2017, still, video, 4 min 40 s. Courtesy of the artist.

Born in Ukraine, Slinko is a multidisciplinary artist living in the U.S.A. Her artistic practice is rooted in travel and research, and is informed by history and social anthropology. In her work, Slinko investigates the effects and workings of power on society and individuals. She often uses historic narratives, cultural artifacts, and political symbols to reflect her idiosyncratic, and often comically flawed perspective. Slinko works across several disciplines, and incorporates forms ranging from political satire to storyboard drawings, moving images, performance, and fieldwork research.

Slinko studied painting at Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts as well as graphic design at Fashion Institute of Technology (New York City) and has an MFA in Sculpture and Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University (U.S.A). Slinko has been awarded the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship as well as residencies at Henry Street Settlement (New York City, 2007), Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2010), Dar al Ma’mûn (Marrakech, 2011), Bemis Contemporary Art Center (Omaha, 2016), The Drawing Center Open Sessions (New York City, 2016), The Marble House Project (Dorset, 2017), RAIR residency (Philadelphia, 2017), and IZOLYATSIA Foundation (Kyiv, 2019).