1980, born in Moscow // now Toronto.

Multidisciplinary artist interested in personal histories, transitional states, and feelings. I enjoy taking portraits. My documentation work website is here.



2010 MFA Studio Arts, Concordia University, Montreal.
2007 BFA Photography, OCAD, Toronto.

Solo + 2 Person Exhibitions and Projects

2016 Page Turning, Crinkly Sounds - No Talking, Art Metropole, Toronto
2016 Samovar, AGP, Toronto
2015 Trigger Warning, Trinity Square Video, Toronto
2011 Asleep, Gallery 1313, Toronto
2010 Migrant Creatures, Les Territoires, Montreal
2008 Clara in the Pines, XBASE, Toronto
2007 Small Dark Back Streets, Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto
2006 Feral, The Arts Project, London, Ontario

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 CONVERSATIONS, First Thursdays, AGO, Toronto
2016 tingleheads at Vancouver Art Book Fair, VAG, Vancouver
2016 Critical Ethics, Trinity Square Video, Toronto
2016 SIGNALS, CONTACT, Toronto
2015 Island Projects, CONTACT, Toronto
2015 RELIEF, Narwhal, Toronto
2015 RELIEF, Videofag, Toronto
2014 Out of Site, Nuit Blanche Toronto
2013 "dance: made in canada/fait au canada", a Toronto-based biennial festival of contemporary dance.
2012 LEFT, RIGHT, CENTRE, Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
2012 Land Seen From the Sea, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Villa Croce, Genova
2011 Falling, Whippersnapper, Toronto
2011 LEFT, Trinity Square Video; Bell Lightbox, Toronto
2011 Sadie Hawkins, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
2011 Two Houses, Sydney, Australia
2010 Cruel Therapies/ Traitements Cruels, La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, Montreal
2010 Mythologies, Format Festival, Adelaide, Australia
2010 Young Blood, Les Territoires, Montreal (co-curator)
2010 Pleasure Dome's New Toronto Works Show , Toronto (co-curator)
2009 SOLID GOLD, Mercer Union, Toronto
2009 GBA, Art Metropole, Toronto
2009 It Follows Me, Double Double Land, Toronto (catalogue)
2009 GHOST HOLE, The White House, Toronto
2009 Mom Jeans, Cinecycle, Toronto
2009 The Blind Leading The Blind, The White House, Toronto
2009 Whistling Past The Graveyard, Stepping On The Cracks, Pieria, Greece
2009 HeavyWater, Iris Fraser & Yuula Benivolski, White Owl Gallery, Toronto
2009 Talent Show, Good Blood Bad Blood, Toronto
2009 Nuit Blanche Devereaux, Toronto
2009 High Hopes, The White House, Toronto
2009 VENI VIDI O 4, Khyber Institute of Contemporary Art, Halifax
2009 Time Off, Art Mûr, Montreal (catalogue)
2008 Double Issue, Switch Contemporary, Toronto
2008 GBA, Art Metropole, Toronto
2008 Ground Frame Released, Switch Contemporary, Toronto
2008 Unsettled, B42 Gallery, Oakville
2008 Windows and Mirrors, Keep Six Contemporary, Toronto
2008 Strata, Espace Artefacto, Montreal (catalogue)
2007 Veni Vidi O, Lennox Contemporary, Toronto
2007 New Natural Wonder, St Thomas Church, Nuit Blanche, Toronto
2007 Film Fort, Art Gallery of Missisauga, Toronto
2007 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto
2007 Projectionists Exposition, Adrift, Toronto (catalogue)
2006 Sensoria, OCAD Student Gallery, Toronto
2006 Look Inside, OCAD, Toronto
2006 F-Stop and Check It Out, Contact Festival, Xpace, Toronto
2006 Still Camera Video Festival #2, Gallery 1313, Toronto
2006 Digital Sugar Cubed, EMMEDIA, Calgary
2005 GBA, Art Metropole, Toronto
2005 Still Camera Video Festival #1, Lucky Dragon, Toronto
2005 Observance, Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto
2005 Groin Magazine Exhibition, Adrift, Toronto
2004 The Build Up, The Let Down, Xpace, Toronto

Publications and Compilations

The Land Seen From The Sea (exhibition catalogue) Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Villa Croce, Genova
OLD Quarterly, the VISION issue, 2012
LEFT, RIGHT, CENTRE (exhibition catalogue), Trinity Square Video 2012
Nuit Blanche: Best Bets for Montreal’s All-Night Art Party, Canadian Art, Feb 2010
Yuula Benivolski: Migrant Creatures,, February 2010
Mythologies (exhibition catalogue) 2010
It Follows Me (exhibition catalogue) 2010
Time Off (exhibition catalogue) 2010
Cheek Magazine, Issue #13, 2009
Invisible City, Issue #2, 2009
Strata (exhibition catalogue) 2008
F-Stop Magazine Issue #32, December 2008
MONDO Magazine, August 2008
Projected Lights, (DVD compilation), May 2008
The Concordian, “Pumpkinseed Fish and Other Curiosities”, Sijia Chen, April 2008
MONDO Magazine, November 2007
Cozying Up With Experimental Film, Globe and Mail, “, Nadja Sayej, August 2007
F-Stop Magazine Issue #23, May 2007
Shameles Magazine, Spring Issue, 2007
The Canvas, March 2007
Projectionists Expo DVD Compilation, March 2007
Digital Sugar Cubed, EMMEDIA (DVD Compilation), October 2006
F-Stop Magazine Issue #10, February 2005

2007 Volunteer, Subtle Technologies Festival 2007: in situ art/body/medicine/