Born 1981 in Switzerland Yelena Maksutay now lives and works in Vienna and Zurich. Maksutay started her professional career working in graphic design. Since 2016 she has been studying Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. After an intense exploration of painting, her focus has shifted towards drawing and video-performance art. Her drawings are closely linked to the body, exploring body limits by repeating the same action or exploring the relation to space. Therefore, her over-sized drawings emphasise the core concept of her practice. In her socio-political video practice she reflects on the daily behaviour of people during the era of late capitalism.

Group exhibitions:
2019 All Paper Show, Semperdepot, Wien
2018 Schilling, Mark, Dollar, Euro und...Geld in der Kunst, Kunst im Traklhaus, Salzburg
2013 Of course, no color without light, Box43, Zürich
2013 DAS IST DAS HAUS am YIX, YIX, Wien