born in Zaporizzhya
graduated from Uzhgodor College of Applied Arts
Lives and works in Uzhgorod
Videoinstallation "Buttons" is composed out of three elements: a video piece - the nearly static Edie Sedgwick's "Screen Test" by Andy Warhol, an audio - Winston Churchill's speech to the House of Commons from 4 June 1940 known as "We shall fight on the beaches" and an object - two buttons glued to the screen covering Edie's eyes. "We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!", speaks out Churchill to his compatriots, while a nice-looking blond girl stares at the spectator with her hypnotic button-eyes.
Unknown books with collaged anonymous messages addressed to a beloved girl who may find them one day on a library shelf...This expressly naive and romantic artist’s description of these objects stresses on their absurdist nature: a random book deprived of its original function delivers another textual message, which in fact doesn’t have any clear sense and even real addressee. Conceived as a tool for private communication by Stegura’s alter ego, these books-letters exist an imaginary nowhere-state. They seem to be stuck between the real objects that can neither be sent forward nor returned back to the library, and the art works based on Stegura’s reflection on the essence of language as well as conventionality of its graphic expression means.