Darja Filippova (Dasha) is an interdisciplinary writer from Tallinn, Estonia with no permanent home. Her work comes from the experience of immigration and the disillusionment of the USSR and aims to define alternative narratives of belonging. Her academic writing deals with post-socialist art and politics and is informed by critical theory and the discourse on translation. She has an ongoing interest in religion as a mode of resistance, and her thesis traces lineages of Orthodox aesthetics and political protest art in Russia. Dasha holds a BA in East Asian Studies and Chinese from Smith College, an MA in Visual and Critical Studies from the Art Institute of Chicago and an MA in History and Religion from Central European University, Budapest. Apart from her native Russian, Dasha is fluent in English, Estonian, French, Italian, Spanish and Mandarin.
Immigration / Emigration 2015/2016
Ridgefield, CT USA