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 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.
Surreal, Delightful Political Satire With Soccer, Gender-Bending and Giant Puppies—‘Diamantino’, dir. Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt, 2018
A Long Distance Art Practice Is Here to Heal a World Where Families Are Split Apart By the Pandemic —‘Sister Octopi’, Natalya Konforti & Justine Formentelli
A Displaced Child Prodigy’s Imagination Offers Ideas For Our Collective Future—‘Anbessa’, dir. Mo Scarpelli, 2019
The Complex, Bittersweet Melodies of Return to the Andean Culture—Los Kjarkas, ‘Canto a la Mujer de Mi Pueblo,’ 1981
From writing one of the world’s most recognizable dance hits to welcoming the exiled leader Evo Morales back home: the music of Los Kjarkas is the ultimate soundtrack to Bolivian RenaissanceFrom writing one of the world’s most recognizable dance hits to welcoming the exiled leader Evo Morales back home: the music of Los Kjarkas is the ultimate soundtrack to Bolivian Renaissance