Supamodu is a daily online magazine that explores independent film, art, music and books from around the world. We’re based in NYC, but in spirit, we’re hopping across the continents, countries, and territories, scavenging for the best in world’s culture.

Films from Nigeria, art from Vanuatu, literature from Ecuador, or music from Lithuania—we want to get our hands on everything, and to share it with you. And if you want to share something with us, email us at:

Who We Are

Katya Kazbek
Katya KazbekEditor-in-chief
Katya is a bilingual Russian/English writer, translator, and editor based in NYC. A recent Columbia University graduate, Katya is currently at work on her first novel about post-Soviet Russia.

As a child, Katya used to read a lot of folk tales from all over the world, so it was a natural progression for her to embrace the planet’s many art forms by co-founding Supamodu roughly two decades later. Katya is especially fascinated by self-taught artists and avant-garde musicians, but she’s interested in anything liminal, queer, indigenous, related to class or migration.

Moka Krot
Moka KrotThe Web Wizard
Moka is a recent graduate of Pratt Institute, where he specialized in Graphic Design and currently lives and works in NYC. He had always been inspired by oval shapes and cataloging, which made it easy for him to create Supamodu’s logo and design the website.

Moka strongly believes that it’s possible to travel the world without leaving one’s burrow, and hopes that there will be no blanks left on the Supamodu map very soon. He is also in charge of the magazine’s social media and community outreach.

Ivan Kosnyrev
Ivan KosnyrevCreative Director
After many years of studying philosophy and working in tech and VC in Moscow, Russia, Ivan moved to New York City. A street photography and city history enthusiast, he was happy to discover that NYC is a portal to the world’s many cultures. In 2018, he co-founded Supamodu, to branch out his thirst for knowledge and his affinity for the global art scene into something tangible.
Ivan wants Supamodu to become a place where cultures are connected but not blended, lifted up, but not divided. He is in charge of the magazine’s concept and development and builds meaningful connections with the cultural communities within the US and worldwide.


Lora Maslenitsyna
Lora MaslenitsynaContributor
Lora is a writer from the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the first generation in her family to be born in the United States and speaks Russian and English fluently. Lora loves documentary films and is especially interested in supporting filmmakers of color and women, LGBTQ, and differently abled filmmakers. She feels most passionate about documentaries that play with form and recognize the pluralities of any place, narrative, or culture. Lora is a graduate of University College London’s Master’s program in Comparative Literature.
Samuel Nicholls
Samuel NichollsContributor
Samuel is a London-based writer and reviewer, with an eye always on the horizon. Excited by anything that pushes forward cultural conversations, he is especially riveted by tales that encapsulate, introduce, and champion under-represented cultures. Although his experience is mainly with theatrical productions, he is equally excited to see how each form offers global conversations.

Explore Supamodu by browsing the articles by continent, by media, or by clicking on the handy map below.

Each article is connected to one or more countries, nations or territories, which may be the setting of the work, the place of its production, or the origin of its creators.

We created Supamodu because we want to see a planet without borders, and we think that it starts with a global cultural dialogue. It’s our goal to give voices to independent creators, deep thinkers, fearless activists, and dedicated makers. We believe in providing respectful access to different cultures and that it enriches everyone involved.

Supamodu was founded in 2018. We are a small international team led by editor-in-chief Katya Kazbek, a writer and journalist. Our collaborators come from Greece, Russia, and France, with degrees from Oxford, Columbia, Pratt, and Parsons.

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We prefer to shed light on places and creators that remain underrepresented in the cultural discourse, but we also pay attention to things currently hyping worldwide.

We want Supamodu to become a portal into exciting places yet unseen where you can learn about the new developments in world culture and its past highlights, as well as get full access to the creations. We hope to be able to give the artists an opportunity to showcase and promote their work internationally, while giving our readers a chance to broaden their perspectives.

We hope you enjoy Supamodu.     

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