My name is Ksenia Poleshchuk, I am 30 y.o. from St Petersburg, Russia
here you could see my CV (2022, March)

and list of art prjects (below)


Research interests:

Art& science, Scientific mediation, Methodology of science, Models in natural sciences, Scientist's relationships with an object of study, Arctic, Antarctic, Landscape as an operational unit, Time and cycles in natural sciences, relationships with the environment, sustainable environmental practices

website: xexexena.ru/ 


Education

Bachelor's Degree in Physical Geography

2009 — 2013 — Saint Petersburg State University, Earth Science Institute, department of physical geography and landscape planning. Bachelor’s graduation project: «Inland water level change in Late Pleistocene and Holocene» (grade «excellent»)

Master's Degree in Physical Geography

2013 — 2015 — Saint Petersburg State University, Earth Science Institute, department of physical geography and landscape planning. Master’s graduation project: «Holocene relative sea-level changes in Antarctic margin regions based on paleogeographical data from King George Island (West Antarctica) and Bunger Oasis (East Antarctica)» (grade «excellent»)

Aspiranture program (PhD program) in Physical Geography

2015 — 2018 — Saint Petersburg State University, Earth Science Institute, department of physical geography and landscape planning. PhD program, research topic — Holocene relative sea-level changes in Antarctic margin

Additional education:

2021, March — July — student of The Terraforming Program, second year of design research program of  Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture, and Design, Moscow

2022, March —… — student of a Moscow Anthropology School, course «ecology of subject»


Work

Scientific job:

Engineer at Department of Polar Regions Geography, Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (July 2015 — January 2020)

Researcher at Department of Polar Regions Geography, Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (February 2020 — September 2021)


Additional environmental projects:

Landscape mapping for ecological investigations, (Central Soil Museum, St Petersburg, October 2016)


Other jobs:

Brand and marketing manager, «KSK-system» vibro-laser.com/  (September 2020 — August 2021)

Product manager in developer's team «Montana», St Petersburg, Russia (August 2021 — November 2021)

Comic illustrator for the residency «VKLUCHENIYE», Archangelsk, Russia (October 2021 — January 2022)

Volunteer at a farm, Cali, Colombia (march 2022 —)




Expeditions

«Sever-2014» Severnaya Zemlya archipelago

Member of geomorphological group at polar research expedition «Sever-2014», Bolshevik Island, Severnaya Zemlya archipelago during July 2015 — October 2015


Svalbard archipelago

Member of geomorphological group at polar research expedition, July — August, October — November 2016

Head of geomorphological group at polar research expedition, July — August 2017

Member of geomorphological group at polar research expedition, July — August, September — October 2018

Head of geomorphological group at polar research expedition, May — August 2019


Other experience

Scientific schools and workshops:

Young specialists training in Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (Saint Petersburg) during 2013-2015

Microscopic workshop in Otto Shmidt Laboratory for Polar and Marine Research, Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (Saint Petersburg), 2014

Summer school-workshop for young scientists in based on Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (Saint Petersburg), June 2014

Diatom school and conference in Zvenigorod, Russia, August 2015

INTIMATE Example training school, Poland, 5-11 of June 2016

IAEA Workshop, Vienna, Austria, 18 of June — 10 of July 2018


Art workshops and schools:

SOUR PATCH PRESS  The Orientation of Objects:  A Creative Workshop con Sofia y Diana 7 — 16 of October 2021

Art-laboratory «Fairytailes» by Kristina Kolesnikova October 2021 — February 2022



Art projects

Zine Ksks — art-project about perception of beauty in collaboration with artist Ksusha Tuleneva

Zine LAYERS — art-project about relationships with the object of study in collaboration with Asya Kaplan

Minizine POLARNIK — art-roject that reflect my personal understanding of post-soviet scientists and thier relationships with beliefs

The Uniformitarian Principle — video-essay about scientific perception of objects 

Time — video-essay about scientific and personal perception of time

ZATO — final project of The Terraforming program, Strelka Institute

Laboratoria po prigitovleniyu suspensii (in russ) — ironic visual project about health and russian science (in russ.)  

Farm and peace — video-essay about permaculture farm where I was volunteering during first months of Russian aggression in Ukraine.

Ceramic project — a collection of ceramics made in collaboration with colombian artist Sebastian Selgado




Pop-science project

Cosmic order vs. chaos of Earth: how space and climate are connected — Science-talk (in russ.) in AIR gallery (art& science gallery of ITMO University, St Petersburg)

Zine LAYERS presentation and discussion (in russ) in AIR gallery (art& science gallery of ITMO University, St Petersburg):

Arctic studies, paleogeography and travels — Xena Poleshchuk — podcast for «Station North» (in russ.) 

Interview for educational project «Antarctica project» 

Video about young scientists on YouTube channel «Clever Russia»