- fashion design, installation, performance, photography, sculpture
- in Magadan, Russia
Born in 1999 in Magadan, Russia, Gena Marvin is a performer, photographer, and sculptor in line with the trash art and actionist movements. She moved to Saint Petersburg in 2017. She began her artistic career as a dancer and drag queen performer. She then turned to artistic performance. Her work tackles social issues in Russia as well as the response given to the LGBTQ+ community. Her body is her primary means of expression. She invented Gena, a symbol of future humanity, struggling against traditional gender identity and appearance, a semi-bionic being born from the waste products of modern society. With foil, silicone, and latex, she transforms rubbish, plastic and metal into performance costumes. In doing so, she breathes life into what was doomed to death. Gena aims at increasing the visibility of queer esthetics. She is a member of l’Atelier des artistes en exil.