Turkina Faso is a Russian born and London based visual artist working in photography, text, and film.
In 2009 Turkina graduated from the Institute of Contemporary Art in Moscow and in 2011 she graduated from the Institute of Journalism and Literature with the degree of a journalist in art.
She also got a degree at MA Fashion Photography course at the University of the Arts London (London College of Fashion) in 2016 with two final books. The project ‘MEandTHEM: Back Home with Alice’ was published and reviewed by the British Journal of Photography, Vogue Italia, i-D magazine etc. Turkina was featured in Numero Russia's 'Top 17 of 2017'.
Clients include Bvlgari, Mulberry, Dazed Digital, Vogue Italia, L'Officiel Italia, Vogue China, Numero Russia, Liberation amongst many others.
During 2019 she had three exhibitions in Vichy, France, and Moscow, Russia.
Main art and research work are about relations between nature, humanity, and reality and its perception. Turkina is an associate lecturer in London College of Fashion at the BA Fashion Photography course, she also teaches in Russian photography schools and universities, participates in public talks and photography symposiums since 2013.