Evy Jokhova is a multi disciplinary artist whose practice engages with dialogue and relationships between social anthropology, architecture, philosophy and art. Born in Switzerland, Jokhova has lived in Austria, Estonia, USSR & Russia, she is currently based between London, UK & Tallinn, Estonia. Working with drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, film and participatory events, Jokhova aims to bridge gaps between these fields and their inherent hierarchical structures creating work in the expanded context of interdisciplinary research projects. A graduate of MA Political Communications, Goldsmiths College (2013) and MA Fine Art, Royal College of Art (2011), Jokhova is the recipient of the BSR Bursary Award (2016), Royal Academy Schools Fellowship (2016-ongoing), Art Council Individual Grant Award (2012) and has been nominated for John Ruskin Prize (2014), Griffin Art Prize (2014) and Conran Foundation Awards (2011). She has been artist-in-residence at das weisse haus, Vienna (2016), Florence Trust, London (2008-09) and Schauraum, Vienna (2009). Upcoming residencies include the Belvedere Museum, Vienna, Austria and Nida Art Colony, Lithuania (both in 2017).
Solo exhibitions and projects include: 'Staccato', site-specific installation in the chapel at House of St Barnabas, London with Marcelle Joseph Projects, UK; How to live together | symposium, das weisse haus, Vienna, AT (both 2016); 'Allotment: Revolution', SALT Gallery, Istanbul, TR (2014); The Reading Fly, Schauraum, Vienna, AT (2009). Group exhibitions include: ‘Shapeshifters’, Arthouse1, London, UK; 'We work in the dark...', Rye Creative Centre, UK; 'In between #1', das weisse haus, Vienna, AT; 'Prison Drawing Project', Scarbrough, UK (all in 2016); 'Mimesis' (with Amelia Critchlow), Westminster Reference Library, London, UK: ‘One Plus One’, Lubomirov/Angus-Hughes, London, GB; 'No one lives in the real world', Standpoint Gallery, London, UK (all 2015); 'Play/Game/Place/State', Day + Gluckman, London, UK; ‘A Future Pump House’, Pump House Gallery, London, UK (both 2012); ‘Custom Made’, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK; Drink and Dial, WW Gallery, London, UK (both 2010). Jokhova is also the founder of the Allotment project - a series of participatory food-based events and discussions about the relationship between the politics of food and society.
Jokhova’s work is held in the public collections of the British Government Art Collection, UK; Lafayette College Library, USA; Royal College of Art, UK; Royal Shakespeare Company, UK; WW Gallery, UK. Publications include: ‘Futures’ (2011), text by Sacha Craddock, Mark Leckey and Jo Stockham, Royal College of Art, London, UK; ‘Book Art’ (2011), by Paul Sloman, Gestalten, Berlin/London; ‘Kilburn Grand Tour’ (2012), Camden Arts Centre, London, UK; ‘TravellingLight’ (2009), Making Worlds Collide, London>Venice Biennale, WW Gallery and Pharos Gallery, London, UK.