- installation, sculpture, video
- Russian, Ukrainian
- born on 29.06.1987
- in Kiev, Ukraine
- lives in Saint-Étienne, France
Born in 1987 in Kyiv, Ukraine, Fedora Akimova is a mixed-media artist who specializes in installations, video, and objects. After receiving her first degree in printing and graphics from the National Technical University of Ukraine, she began her creative career as an illustrator. In 2010 she moved to Russia where she studied theater decoration and stage design at the Academy of Arts in Saint Petersburg from 2011 to 2017. She then moved to Moscow where she obtained a diploma from the Contemporary Art School. She exhibited her work in multiple exhibitions in private galleries and large institutions including: Cosmoscow Contemporary Art Fair (2018, 2021), Garage Museum of Contemporary Art (2021), MMOMA Moscow (2021), and others. Fedora’s solo exhibitions were held at the Artis (2018) and Lazy Mike (2021). She fled Russia after the events of late February 2022 and moved to Tbilisi where she made a project about the war in Ukraine called “Gomin.” She then fled to France and became a member of the agency of artists in exile. Winner of the Collège de France programme Pause, she is in residence at the École supérieure d’art et design in Saint-Étienne.