About


Evgenia was born in 1979 in Poltava (Ukraine, USSR).  She graduated with an MA in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art, London in 2008. She is currently based in London and Lisbon.

Evgenia is a poet and artist. Sound, word, poetry, calligraphy and drawing are the primary elements of her current practice. Through installations and performances Evgenia creates experiences, which invite self-reflection. Her current focus on calligraphic and abstract poetry brings together expressive movement of ink drawing with emotive one-line poetic work. The poetry drawings are created as a meditative practice, focusing on silence, spontaneous messages reflecting the moment and conversation between abstract and concrete ink brushwork.

Her current work on the one hand has a strong focus on exploring ‘parallel’ poetry, dimensions of poetry beyond traditional. On the other hand, she is interested in challenging the notion and form of book. Her book of visual and sound poetry, ‘Do we have a common language?’ reflects her recent research and interest in pattern and concrete poetry tradition, as well as sound art, sound poetry and relationships between the visual and sonic aspects. Most poems serve as graphic scores for actual performances, the book itself is organic continuation of performance and installation work. The book ‘Do we have a common language?’ was launched in 2016 in King’s College and was collected by The British Library and National Poetry Library.

Evgenia’s sonic explorations are focused on working with voice as the primary tool. It is always accessible, always available to us - to reclaim voice as means of communicating beyond language, through more abstracted sound. At the same time Evgenia works with languages, drawing inspiration from possible hidden relationships and common roots between distant families. She often deconstructs language exploring original meaning through sonic means.

Through installation and performance work Evgenia creates experiences which question and push the boundaries of perception. She has worked across genres of photography, video, laser, holographic projection and sound, using them as tools to immerse participant into the artwork. Participants may have a direct experience of intricate layers of reality, observing their own physical, psychic and emotional responses.

She worked in Moscow with Stella Art Foundation throughout 2005-2008, exhibiting internationally with projects 108, Europe, The Elements of Light. She moved to London in 2007 launching experimental new media work, with Okean X (2007) and Manta Ray (2008). A-Field project was commissioned by Market Estate Project in February 2010 http://www.marketestateproject.com/. Root A commissioned by The Return show at the House of the Nobleman in October 2011 http://houseofthenobleman.com/. Khaos interactive performance won MAMAs prize in performance category in 2012 at Kinetica Art Fair.

She is also the Artistic Director and founder of the Analema Group, which emerged in 2010 for the purpose of art collaborations. In 2014 KIMA was awarded Arts Council funding to develop the project for a wider range of audiences. Recent performances of KIMA include Kinetica Art Fair, Incloodu Deaf Arts Festival, Watermans Centre, Union Chapel Organ Project, Roundhouse/Curtain Call and L’Abri Fondation.

More information on Evgenia Emets www.evgeniaemets.vision and Analema Group at www.analemagroup.com

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Manifesto

I AM I AM NOT I AM NOT LIGHT I AM LIGHT I AM GOLD I AM NOT GOLD I AM NOT FULL I AM FULL I AM BLIND I AM NOT BLIND I AM NOT ONE I AM ONE I AM BLISS I AM NOT BLISS I AM NOT STILL I AM STILL I AM FIRST I AM NOT FIRST I AM NOT CUT I AM CUT I AM FLOW I AM NOT FLOW I AM NOT TIME I AM TIME I AM CURVE I AM NOT CURVE I AM NOT BLOW I AM BLOW I AM SHIVA I AM NOT SHIVA I AM NOT NANO I AM NANO I AM FORM I AM NOT FORM I AM NOT WOMB I AM WOMB I AM CLAY I AM NOT CLAY I AM NOT LESS I AM LESS I AM NONE I AM NOT NONE I AM NOT VEIL I AM VEIL I AM THROUGH I AM NOT THROUGH I AM NOT BREATH I AM BREATH I AM X I AM NOT X I AM NOT