Something’s Wrong With Maya

27 Apr 2024 – 5 May 2024

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11:00 – 17:00
11:00 – 17:00
11:00 – 17:00
11:00 – 17:00
11:00 – 17:00

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Moosey London

England, United Kingdom


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London-based artist Maya Golyshkina’s solo exhibition features the artist shot in wearable sculptures, using the versatility of her own body to undermine the mundanity of still life. ‘SOMETHING’S WRONG WITH MAYA’ opens on 27th April at Moosey Art in Islington.


“Am I still normal?”

Maya Golyshkina (22) is a London-based self-portrait and performance artist, born in Moscow, Russia. She rose to notoriety over the pandemic, with experimental works which featured herself in wearable sculptures and garments constructed from everyday materials. A series of group shows helped her break onto the scene, but it was a solo show at Gallery Nicola von Senger in Zurich (2023) which saw this surreal work permeate the art world most deeply. 


“Is there something wrong with me? I have been asking myself this question all my life. I have never seen this world as ordinary, have never felt part of it, and have always wanted to change it, to experiment and create my own rules and roles.”

— Maya Golyshkina, Artist


After meteoric success, the artist reflects with her new solo show, ‘SOMETHING’S WRONG WITH MAYA’. This is a deep examination of the self, the body and the world around us all. The very normal and utterly crazy sit side-by-side, straight-faced. The central question for Golyshkina: am I still normal?


A body of self-portraits 

As ever, it is Maya’s body which acts as the central medium for exploration. Golyshkina wants to present various parts of her personality and vision, everything from primitive to spiritual. The body is a tool to manifest this, pushing against patriarchal society, fighting against stereotypes, and showing strength.


“In this exhibition, I am showing the erasure of roles, destinies and, through my self-portraits, I am trying to find the answer to whether I am normal. Visitors will have a chance to touch my reality (literally), feel a little crazy themselves, and perhaps change their own world afterwards.”  

— Maya Golyshkina, Artist


As an artist who speaks openly about never having felt part of the world around her, Maya places herself right in the centre of the “every day”. Objects which often alienate in their mundanity, become the source of Maya’s strength and ask the viewer to answer the question that’s been plaguing her for so long.

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