Independent: Booth C1

11 - 14 May 2023 
Dana Kavelina works with animation and video, as well as drawing, installation, and painting. Her most recent video, Letter to a Turtle Dove (2020) was acquired by MoMA and is currently on view in Signals: How Videos Transformed the World. Her works often address military violence and war, seen from gender perspective – especially with regard to the position of a victim as a political subject – as well as the distance between historical and individual trauma, and memory and misrepresentation.

Drawings give a different perspective on Victory: ‘Every war is a war against women.’ A rape of a woman by the military is the reverse, shameful side of Victory and Feats. The drawings seek to bring back visibility and voice to those who were the victims of rape and then were silenced and wiped out of history to preserve its heroic character. Any ‘Winner’s Story’ is glued together by a woman's bloody lingerie.” – Dana Kavelina


Cultural Rebels: Feminist Art appreciation at Independent Art Fair . White Hot Magazine . May 2023