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Pensive, profound, pragmatic and sensitive, calm but frisky, interdisciplinary and cohesive, different mediums for different approaches to live in this world.
The multitude of mediums utilized makes Sasha’s work united and fluid, transversing between performance and visual media. Her natural and human relations explore unseen networks for understanding life and for a more attentive and aware perspective into our actions. Her soft voice and aura lead one to explore their relationship with the outside world.
Sasha Petrenko is a San Francisco based interdisciplinary artist, educator and Artistic Director of The New Urban Naturalists. Her work utilizes sculpture, performance, prose and visual media to draw parallels between earth science and human relationships. Petrenko’s projects have been featured widely at national and international venues including the Headlands Center for the Arts, Southern Exposure, the Lab, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the de Young Museum of San Francisco, the University of California, Berkeley, the Los Angeles County Arboretum, Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center for Performance in New York, Oberpflalzer-Kunstlerhaus in Schwandorf, Germany.
“My work explores ideas of utopia and dystopia and my research is directed towards utopian-like idealisms, and how design and architecture function within specific intellectual movements.”