Anna Tokareva obtained a Bachelor of Fine Art (Hons) from Elam, University of Auckland and a Master of Creative Technologies with First Class Honours from Colab, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. She was then selected to join The New Normal research programme at the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design, Moscow. Tokareva’s ongoing research-led practice explores the mythologies and fictions of post-Cold War technopolitics, post-Soviet decolonial thought, and speculation on anti-capitalist futures and multi-species collaboration. Interested in manifesting alternatives to systemic imbalances; planting intoxicating thought-weeds. She makes digital art, design, and writes.
Her e-book essay, “Nooscope: The Political Myth of Planetary Scale Computation,” was published by the Digital Cultures Institute, NZ in 2018, and her essay “Baba Yaga Myco Glitch” will be published in Queer Feminist Decolonial Ecologies Dossier, London, UK; in Kajet Journal, Bucharest, RO; and in href zine, Bremen, DE in 2020. Tokareva’s work has been published and exhibited in New Zealand, Europe and the UK.
2020: Currently based in London, UK
1998: Migrated to Tāmaki-makau-rau / Auckland,
Aotearoa / New Zealand
1988: Born in Rostov-na-Donu, (then) USSR / (now) Russia”