Born in Tartu, Estonia. Lives in Chicago, Illinois and Boston, Massachusetts.

Polina Protsenko’s art making is a performative process which focuses on human intimacy and agency in a social context as a way to examine our relationships with one another. These experiences are often produced through gestures, collaborations, scripted interactions, site-specific installations, print media, and video. Recently, her work methodically unveils piercing within her own womanhood and cultural shifts to activate closure and disrupt structure. She invites participants to re-imagine the potential capabilities our bodies and voices hold within a space.