Elena Kalkova


Elena Kalkova is a multimedia artist and researcher of Post-Soviet Art History. Her works include writing, drawings, collages, installations, textiles and working with archives. In her practice she explores feminism and construction of gender in the Post-Soviet space and complex relationships with home and family, especially between different generations of women of the same family.

Kalkova’s research lies primarily in the field of feminist and queer art and art of resistance and translation. She holds an MA in Global Arts and Cultures from RISD and is currently working on her MFA at the School of Visual Arts (SVA).

Academic areas of interest

Post-Soviet Feminist and Queer Art, History of Gender Construction in the Post-Soviet space, Decolonial Voices in the Post-Soviet Art, Context and Artistic Translation 

Fall 2022

  • THAD-H101-22 THAD I: Global Modernisms
  • THAD-H101-23 THAD I: Global Modernisms

Spring 2023

  • THAD-H257-01 Decolonial Female Voices In Post-soviet Art