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Maria Kazakova

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Born and raised in Siberia, Russia, Maria is a New York based visual artist. Her work draws upon found materials and ready-made clothing to illustrate her ideas around consumerism, racial and cultural inequality, crafts and the political and economic restraints that surround it. She sees fashion as a powerful force to raise questions about the sustainability of the actual fashion system and seeks to bring awareness and raise consciousness among consumers about alternative, more viable modes of production, distribution and consumption. By juxtaposing historical facts, traditional crafts, mass culture, everyday materials, symbols, text and imagery, her work is the bricolage of cultural heritage, today’s reality and artist’s own identity.

Education:
MFA “Fashion Design and Society” - Parsons The New Scool of Design, New York.
“Graduate Diploma in Fashion”- Central Saint Martins, London
BFA “Fashion Design” - British Higher school of Art & Design, Moscow.

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