Hello. My name is Sasha Nikitina (I like my non-registered artist name Sasha O), I'm a self taught artist used to work mostly in performance and videoart. I was born in Kiev, Ukraine, but I don't like it here so I moved to Saint Petersburg and to Shanghai. I am a single mother. I rarely exhibit.
All my life I see destructions -- was born in a dead corpse of Soviet Union, I remember blood stains in my playground because somebody got killed that night -- nineties in Kiev. Mother, who changed from IT engineering to massage, sewing, selling vacuum cleaners to sustain me and survive - changed her life completely right after I was born. Violence and kindness. Kiev is wild, in 90s it was a Jungle. Some might lose some might gain. The eternal change, mutation, transfer to another state, the nonsense of the middle of the storm.
I’m in nowhere. Most of my works are destroyed or about destruction, each time it is a suicide in a manner that old person dies, new is born. I’m nowhere. Being a russian ethnically is prohibited here in modern Ukraine, having a Kiev as a home for ages -- I’m unwanted and prohibited here. Another revolutions, another change. Death is about change. In the corner of an eye, I’m interested in this. What happens between states, existence and non-existence.