Artists and writers


an artist born and raised in the Republic of Sakha in Russian Siberia. Al-Yené work has predominantly used video installations, including 3D imagery, photography, found images and archival footage.


Bo Choy

a Hong Kong-born, London-based artist who works across film and performance.


Shezad Dawood

a London-based artist who works across the disciplines of painting, film, neon, sculpture, performance, virtual reality, and other digital media to ask key questions of narrative, history, and embodiment.


Daisy Hildyard

an author based in the north of England. Her most recent book, The Second Body (2017), is an essay on how the porous boundaries of the Anthropocene are shaping human experiences.


Maya Kust

a collective artist and geologist from Yakutsk, Sakha Sire. Kust art practice makes space for different worldviews and to explore ways of building sensitive co-existence with nature, human and non-human citizens of the planet.


Lukáš Likavčan

a philosopher focused on technology, ecology, and visual cultures. He is currently a Global Perspective on Society Postdoctoral Fellow at NYU Shanghai, and a visiting researcher at Leiden Observatory. He is the author of Introduction to Comparative Planetology (2019).


Natalia Papaeva

a Siberian-born performance video artist based in Rotterdam. She works with verbal and nonverbal language, ritualistic repetition and rhythm.


Himali Singh Soin

is an artist based between London and New Delhi. Her multi-disciplinary work uses metaphors from the natural environment to construct speculative cosmologies that reveal non-linear entanglements between human and non-human life.


 Alexander Fedorov

the Deputy Director for Scientific Work at the Melnikov Permafrost Institute (MPI), whose research is focused on permafrost geography.


Galina Makhachkeeva

an ethnologist researching the culture and beliefs of Buryat communities. She is also a practising shaman, which gives her unique insight into the ancient religious practices of her people.


Agnieszka Matkowska

a PhD Candidate in Mongolian Literature at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland and an expert on Buryat and Mongolian culture.


Sayana Namsaraeva

a senior research associate at the Mongolia & Inner Asia Studies Unit at the University of Cambridge, working on the ESRC funded project ‘Resource frontiers: managing water on a trans-border Asian river’.


Dmitry Naumov

Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Head of the JINR Neutrino Programme, at the Baikal Deep Underwater Neutrino Telescope.


Astrida Neimanis

a Lecturer in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney. Her work is focused on feminist studies, environmental studies, everyday militarisms, interdisciplinarity, epistemologies and non-traditional research methodologies.


Eleanor Peers

an experienced researcher in the Russian Arctic, following postdoctoral fellowships at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology and the University of Aberdeen.


Rodion Sulyandziga

a human rights activist, director of the Russian Training Center for Indigenous Peoples and Chairman of the Board of the Center for Assistance to Indigenous Peoples of the North.


Nikita Tananaev

a Leading Research Scientist at the Laboratory of Permafrost Groundwater and Geochemistry at the Melnikov Permafrost Institute. His research is focused on permafrost hydrology.


Nikita Zimov

the Director of Pleistocene Park, a nature reserve in the Sakha Republic and a major initiative that includes an attempt to restore the mammoth steppe ecosystem, which was dominant in the Arctic in the late Pleistocene.


Sophie J Williamson

a curator and writer based in London and Margate.  She is the initiator and convenor of Undead Matter, an interdisciplinary curatorial practice about the entangled lives of geological ancestry, deep time and ever-turning matter.

Curatorial Team

Yulia Gromova

is a researcher at documenta Institut and Kassel University. She was an editor at Strelka Mag and a researcher at The New Normal Programme at Strelka Institute for Media Architecture and Design. 


Timur Zolotoev

is a Berlin-based editor, researcher, and curator working between architecture, design, and contemporary art. He is the former editor-in-chief of the English version of Strelka Mag.

Design Concept

Ksenia Belaya

independent graphic and web designer currently working with art institutions.


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