Anastasia Vekua

She was born in 1994 in Lviv. In 2015, she graduated from Lviv State University of Physical Culture with a bachelor's degree in tourism. In 2016, she graduated from the National University of Physical Education and Sport of Ukraine, obtaining an OQR Master in Fitness and Recreation. Since 2012, he has been teaching people healthy movement, using Pilates and somatic approach. In October 2019, she turned to art, began to acquire the missing skills in private lessons and courses in various media. The theme of corporeality became the main in art. Anastasia is interested in fixing the bodily through an analog collage. The main difference between Anastasia's works is the use of the author's monotype as the main materials for the collage. Lives and works in Kyiv.
In 2021, she took part in the group exhibition «CUTOUT» - the first contemporary collage festival in Kyiv. Finalist of the international competition Art as a Response to Mental Health 2021 of Doncaster Art Fair, Great Britain.

Exhibitions:
2021 – Group exhibition in the CUTOUT COLLAGE STUDIO (Kyiv, Ukraine)
2021 – Festival of New Ukrainian Culture «SPALAKH» (Kyiv, Ukraine)
2021 – Group exhibition at Bohemian Art corner «LUWR edirion» (Kyiv, Ukraine)
2021 – Group online exhibition 2021 ALL Abstraction in Contemporary Art Gallery Online (USA)
2021 – Group exhibition at the first Ukrainian contemporary collage festival CUTOUT (Kyiv, Ukraine)
2021 – Group online exhibition of the ART AS A RESPONSE TO MENTAL HEALTH 2021 competition from Doncaster art fair, became a finalist, her photo work entered the top 20 (Great Britain)
2021 – Group online exhibition «HOPE» from the association Fragmented Collective

Anastasia Vekua
She was born in 1994 in Lviv. In 2015, she graduated from Lviv State University of Physical Culture with a bachelor's degree in tourism. In 2016, she graduated from the National University of Physical Education and Sport of Ukraine, obtaining an OQR Master in Fitness and Recreation. Since 2012, he has been teaching people healthy movement, using Pilates and somatic approach. In October 2019, she turned to art, began to acquire the missing skills in private lessons and courses in various media. The theme of corporeality became the main in art. Anastasia is interested in fixing the bodily through an analog collage. The main difference between Anastasia's works is the use of the author's monotype as the main materials for the collage. Lives and works in Kyiv.
In 2021, she took part in the group exhibition «CUTOUT» - the first contemporary collage festival in Kyiv. Finalist of the international competition Art as a Response to Mental Health 2021 of Doncaster Art Fair, Great Britain.

Exhibitions:
2021 – Group exhibition in the CUTOUT COLLAGE STUDIO (Kyiv, Ukraine)
2021 – Festival of New Ukrainian Culture «SPALAKH» (Kyiv, Ukraine)
2021 – Group exhibition at Bohemian Art corner «LUWR edirion» (Kyiv, Ukraine)
2021 – Group online exhibition 2021 ALL Abstraction in Contemporary Art Gallery Online (USA)
2021 – Group exhibition at the first Ukrainian contemporary collage festival CUTOUT (Kyiv, Ukraine)
2021 – Group online exhibition of the ART AS A RESPONSE TO MENTAL HEALTH 2021 competition from Doncaster art fair, became a finalist, her photo work entered the top 20 (Great Britain)
2021 – Group online exhibition «HOPE» from the association Fragmented Collective
I, Anastasia Vekua, am a personal Pilates trainer, somatic practitioner. My work is associated with the constant study of the phenomena of body-consciousness. Usually, in my field, they talk about the relationship between the body and consciousness, but this would mean
that these phenomena are separate. I, on the other hand, perceive the body as inseparable from the mind. I am the body.

Physical present continuous is the main topic of my ongoing research, both as a coach and in art. I try to capture moments of
bodily sensory experience in the genres of analog abstract collage and photography. The perception of the body as a conscious subject requires us to be here and now. Therefore, I urge those who contemplate my work to focus first on their breathing, posture, feelings,
and only then to revive the semantic constructions of images.