Anna Kurkova is an artist of Belarusian heritage living in the UAE. Kurkova’s work bridges the gap between symbolism and reality and explores imagined landscapes against sensory reality. She is interested in the ways womanhood, personhood and identity shape and develop, spanning rich tapestry of community and collective memory. Her work touches on themes of primordial mythical harmony of man and nature through the lens of womanhood and in the context of the Anthropocene age. Kurkova’s studio practice includes sculptural installations that combine unexpected materials and techniques, but also traditional methods such as darkroom photography, printing making, and painting. Kurkova is the winner of Christo and Jeanne Claude Art Prize 2017 and has exhibited her work at multiple galleries in the UAE. She holds an MA in Art History (Sorbonne University), and a BA in Visual Arts (New York University), and she works as a Mixed Media Arts Instructor at the New York University Abu Dhabi.