“My purpose is never to create images but to transform my questions, my thoughts, into compelling visual narratives. And hopefully to generate some critical thinking within those who see it.”
Mila Teshaieva is a Ukrainian artist, photographer, and filmmaker whose work is focused on constructed identities. Connecting public and private histories in interwoven visual storytelling, she seeks to understand and communicate the ways in which history is integral to shaping futures.
Teshaieva has exhibited extensively in institutions across Europe and the United States with solo shows, among others, at MIT Museum, Boston (2018); Museum of European Cultures, Berlin (2022 and 2018); Museum Kunst der Westküste, Alkersum (2016 and 2014); and Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee (2015). Her work has been included in numerous group exhibitions, including at Deichtorhallen, Hamburg; Akademie der Künste, Berlin; Deutsche Börse, Frankfurt am Main; and Noorderlicht, Gronigen. She is the author of two monographs: Promising Waters (Kehrer Verlag, 2013) and InselWesen (Kehrer Verlag, 2016).