Katya Petetskaya is a visual artist working across performance art, painting and installation. Since 2015, she has presented her live performance work regularly in group and solo exhibitions and performance art festivals and events within Australia and in Leipzig, Venice, Athens, Saas Fe and The Hague.
Born in the Soviet Union, Petetskaya grew up through the change of regimes in 90s Russia which continues to have an impact on her practice today. Petetskaya’s works represent deeply emotive responses to her own personal history as well as society’s broader trends and trajectories. In many ways, as a result of these influences and concerns, Petetskaya’s work embodies a way in which she is able to interpret, process and better understand the accelerated changes of a world that is constantly in the process of reaching yet another tipping point.
She holds a Master of Art from UNSW Art & Design. Petetskaya’s performance-based practice has also benefited from participating in numerous artist residencies in Australia, Panama, Switzerland, Japan, Russia, and Germany. In 2022-23, Petetskaya was selected as a performance artist in residence in PACT LAB: Process, Play, Experiment! and in the inaugural Propel Projects Emerging Performers Residency (PROPEL) in the Blue Mountains.
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