Artist Statement

My name is Julia Shlenskaya. I am a conceptual artist in contemporary art and a film director, dedicated to exploring the themes of psychology and interpersonal relationships.

My knowledge in contemporary art was cultivated at the British Higher School of Design under the guidance of Mikhail Levin. Inspiration often arises from everyday life, infusing the ordinary with a surrealistic touch. My diverse intellectual background in contemporary art, mathematics, and psychology contributes to shaping a unique style in conceptual and contemporary art.

Studying directing and editing under the mentorship of Sergei Ivanov, a collaborator with Alexander Sokurov, at the Moscow School of New Cinema, has significantly enriched my artistic journey. This experience has added depth to my exploration of the human psyche and storytelling in both conceptual art and filmmaking.

My video art and art installations, including large-scale works, have gained recognition at exhibitions in Russia and Serbia. Furthermore, my original conceptual films, influenced by my cinematic education, are showcased at festivals worldwide, demonstrating their distinctiveness and impact. Working across various mediums, including authorial cinema, video art, and installations, I aim to push the boundaries of expression in art.


2023 – 2024 HSE, Product Development and Portfolio Management, Qualification Enhancement
2021 – 2022 British Higher School of Design, Contemporary art
2022 British Higher School of Design, «Trends, partnerships, strategies in art and culture»
2020 – 2022 MSNC, Film Editor, Sergey Ivanov’s graduating class
2020 – 2021 MSNC, Film Director, Dmitry Mamuliya’s graduating class
2019 Benefis, Acting classes
Other Education
2019 – 2021 HSE, Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Master Degree
2010 – 2014 HSE, Mathematics, Bachelor Degree
2010 Mathematics Lyceum «The second school», School Education
Additional Information & Career
2020 – 2024 Contemporary Conceptual Artist & Curator
2019 – 2024 Psychotherapist
2019 – 2024 Film Director (Arthouses)
2017 – 2024 Project and Program Manager in IT company
2023 - Guest lecturer at Acting School «New roles», Belgrade
2014 – 2017 System Analyst in IT company
2011 – 2012 Teaching Olympic mathematics to students in a private school «Mumiy Troll»
2009 – 2020 Mathematics tutor
2009 Part of a national team in intellectual games - mathematics
2000 – 2010 Annual participant and a winner of many intellectual tournaments in mathematics
Photograph Album
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