Natalia Pershina-Yakimanskaya(artist name Gluklya) lives and works in Amsterdam.
Gluklya is considered as one of the pioneers of contemporary art practice after the collapse of the Soviet Union in the 1990s. Her works now encompasses a wide range of media including installations, textile sculptures, texts, videos, watercolours, staged performances, workshops with migrants and newcomers, performances-rituals, performative participation in political demonstrations, visual poetry and conceptual clothing.
Gluklya’s oeuvre speaks of indignation and hope. With her projects she proposes playful ways to resist injustice and find empowerment. At the 56th Venice Biennale Gluklya presented forty-three ‘Clothes for Demonstration Against False Election Of Vladimir Putin (2011 – 2015)’ in the exhibition ‘All the World’s Futures’, curated by Okwui Enwezor. From 2019 to 2022 in the context of her research Two natures of Colonialism: Russian and European’ /Lives and work of oppressed women, Gluklya visited Indonesia and Kyrgyzstan and those experiences unfolds at the most recent exhibition called To those who have no time to play in Framer Framed Amsterdam .(from Oct. 2022 to Jan 2023)