Kolya Kotov (b.1987, Soviet Union) is a visual artist based in Helsinki. Previously graduated with a degree in fashion design from Moscow Institute of Art and Industry, a student of the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki at present. Kolya turned to art as a necessity to further explore own identity and questions related to gender, sexuality, body image and how those are effected by milieu and environment. Their recent practice consists of different media including textile, performance, installation, moving image and photography.


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