Ada Mukhína (born in 1988 in St. Petersburg / based in Berlin) is a nomadic artist and theatre-maker, with a focus on political, investigative, and participatory performance. Her practices include directing, performing, curating, writing, teaching, and researching.
Her latest project “How to Sell Yourself To the West” was conceived in the art residency of the Academy of Arts in Berlin and was presented in the form of the performative lecture at the Deutsches Theater Berlin during the Radar Ost Festival 2021, alongside the third episode from her series of telematic performances “Risk Lab” about risk in art and artists at risk. Her collaborative pieces “Locker Room Talk” and “Caries of Capitalism” at the Meyerhold theatre center in Moscow were included in the most noteworthy theatre productions of the seasons 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 by the Golden Mask Russian National Theatre award.
She graduated from the Russian State Institute of Performing Arts and MA in Advanced Theatre Practice at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London. She was a founder of the Theatre project Vmeste, a Russian collaborative theatre group that produced multiple community-based projects in theatres, museums, educational and human rights organizations in 2012-2019. She is an adviser and consultant for international theatre festivals and a visiting lecturer at the drama schools in Russia and the UK. Her theatre work has been presented in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, South Africa, the USA, and Russia, and her texts about performing arts were published in various languages.
She was awarded among others the German Chancellor Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Chevening Scholarship from the UK Foreign Office, and Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics Fellowship from Georgetown University. Click here to download Ada’s full CV.