Ksenia Yurkova (b. 1984, Russia) is an artist living between St. Petersburg and Helsinki. She works primarily with photography, video, and text. Her main focus is lingual communication: the varieties of its substance, the possibility of conversion, its mythological aspect, stereotyping (the question of personal and political self-identification and identification by others), and problems of memory and effects. Coming a long way from political and cultural journalism, Yurkova settled in individual artistic and research practice, which affords useful critical distance for observation and working with contemporary issues. Her approach is based on methods of language appropriation, over-affirmation, self-reflection, and self-criticism through ironic components inevitably added to the most serious of matters. She has taken part in numerous shows and festivals worldwide and has released several artist’s books. Her works are contained in private collections in Russia, Germany, France, and Finland.