Born in Tartu, Estonia.
Lives in Chicago, Illinois and Boston, Massachusetts.
Polina Protsenko is an interdisciplinary artist and educator who holds a BFA with distinguished honors from the Studio for Interrelated Media and Art Education from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She is currently completing her MFA in Performance at the School of Art Institute of Chicago.
Polina's art making is a performative process which focuses on human intimacy and agency in a social context as a way to examine our relationships with one another. These experiences are often produced through gestures, collaborations, scripted interactions, site specific installations, print media, and videos. Recently, her work methodically unveils piercing within her own womanhood and cultural shifts to activate closure and disrupt structure. She invites participants to re-imagine the potential capabilities our bodies and voices hold within a space.