WONDERWALLS: SHINING THE SPOTLIGHT ON WOMEN STREET ARTISTS
The Women’s Forum Street Art Project shows how much we’re missing if we believe street art to be the exclusive province of men. Ten women street artists from around the globe take part and contribute artwork on theme "She's a Leader”.
Meet the women behind the walls...
ZOYA is representing CENTRAL ASIA (RUSSIA) for the WFSAP
She is born in Leningrad, former USSR.
Zoya enrolled in art school against her parents will. At the age of 24 her life changed drastically when she divorced her husband and left her job. It was then she created her character named Zoa who paints with paper graffiti.
Today Zoya uses her political and social protest graffiti to fight political regime and also to stand up for women’s rights in St. Petersburg, Russia.
“I moved from political activism to Art” Zoya
“I hope that russian women will be free and will stop being afraid of express themselves.” Зоя, Russia
Artwork of Zoya for the WFSAP
“Alexandra Kollontai was a Russian revolutionary, the People's Commissar and speaker. She was also the ambassador of the USSR. I chose her because I have a lot responds in her lyrics, in her memoirs. Because she is romantic for me, her experience is inspiring. I am delighted with the way she took care of working women, motherhood, as she moved away from home, from family to study Marxism, as well as to contribute to the revolutionary movement. In my work I have quoted ”People without imagination are dry and boring, they live only half"
Zoya, St. Petersburg, 2014.
Street Artist — Zoya, Russia
Curator — Nathalie Rault, WFSAP Project Manager