Julia Kissina is an artist and writer. Born in Kiev, she studied dramatic writing in Moscow, then moved to Germany, graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and taught as a Professor of New Media and Art Photography.
In 2000 Julia Kissina herded an actual flock of sheep into the Museum of Modern Art in Frankfurt as part of a performance. In 2003 she curated the Art & Crime festival in Berlin, and performed in a German prison. In 2006 she created The Dead Artist’s Society, which held séances to conduct Dialogues with Classics such as Duchamp and Malevich.
A member of the Moscow Conceptualist movement and Russian literary underground avant-garde (Samizdat), Julia Kissina is the author of several novels and story collections translated throughout Europe. Suhrkamp Verlag, Germany has published her novels Springtime on the Moon, Elefantina, and an anthology of contempoprary prose «Revolution Noir», which she edited. In 2018 she created Urban Dictionary →→, a literary festival in Berlin, that brought together writers from New York and Berlin. Julia Kissina lives in Berlin and New York City.