Yulia Kovanova is a Russian-British multimedia artist working within the framework of environmental philosophy.

The overall exploration within her art practice concerns the ideas of movement, borders and boundaries, and perception. Taking inspiration from landscape, Yulia aims to create multimedia experiences exploring movement.

Originally from Siberia in the far east of Russia, Yulia is based in Edinburgh, Scotland. She studied art, linguistics and cultural studies in Russia. She achieved MFA in ‘Art, Space & Nature’ at the Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh.

Yulia is currently Artist in Residence at the Edinburgh College of Art, the University of Edinburgh, as well as Artistic Director of the Edinburgh Short Film Festival (ESFF). She is also a co-founder of an artist organisation Darkland Collective, and an artist member of the Biological Architecture Lab (BAL).