Curator and critic Katia Krupennikova is a docent at HKU University of the Arts, Utrecht, and a part of the curatorial team at V-A-C Foundation, Moscow. She is the curator of the 11th edition of Survival Kit Festival in Riga, Being Safe Is Scary, 2020. Through her projects, Krupennikova attempts to transform existing social and political constructs into critical artistic models within which existing relations can be mimicked, criticized, distorted, displaced, and revised. In 2019 she was a member of the core curatorial group of the Bergen Assembly, Actually, The Dead Are Not Dead, Bergen. In 2015, she won the Akbank Sanat International Curator Competition. The exhibition Post-Peace, intended to take place in Istanbul, was censored by the host institution; it subsequently opened in extended form at Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, 2017, and Nest, The Hague, 2017. Recent projects include Imogen Stidworthy. Dialogues with People, co-curated with Hans D. Christ and Iris Dressler, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, 2018–2019; and It Won’t Be Long Now, Comrades!, co-curated with Inga Lāce, Framer Framed, Amsterdam, 2017. Krupennikova lives and works in Amsterdam.