Ada Mukhina (1988, St. Petersburg, Russia) is a nomadic artist and theatre-maker, with a focus on politically/socially engaged, documentary and participatory performance. Her practices include directing, performing, curating, writing, teaching and researching. 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 the Georgetown University.
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. Her theatre productions “Locker Room Talk” and “Caries of Capitalism” at the Meyerhold theatre centre in Moscow were included in the most notable theatre productions of the seasons 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 by the Golden Mask Russian National Theatre award. She is currently developing an investigative performance project “How to Sell Yourself To the West” as an artist-in-residency at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin.
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, Russian collaborative theatre group that produced multiple community-based projects in theatres, museums, educational and human rights organisations in 2012-2019. She is an adviser and consultant for international theatre festivals and art organisations and a visiting lecturer at the arts schools in Russia, the UK and the USA.
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