Turkina Faso is a 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 YSL Beauty, Paco Rabanne, Bvlgari, Mulberry, Dazed Digital, Vogue Italia, L'Officiel Italia, Vogue China, Vogue Russia, Numero Russia, Liberation, Telerama amongst many others.
During 2019 she had three exhibitions in total: collective exhibition in Vichy, France, and two solo shows in Moscow, Russia.
Turkina is an associate lecturer in London College of Fashion at the BA and MA Fashion Photography courses. She also teaches in Russian photography schools and universities, participates in public talks and photography symposiums all over the world since 2013.
At the moment she works on her first feature film.