Anastasiya Yarovenko graduated from the Akademie für Bildende Künste, Vienna. Her seemingly playful works are based on a definition of the human being as a social actor. She realised a project together with artist Anna Khodorkovskaya and gallery owner Hans Knoll in 2014; a series of exhibitions and lectures focusing on the current situation in different countries, including Russia and Ukraine — allowing for an open dialogue and intercultural exchange.
Anastasiya Yarovenko was one of the artists who produced a new work on site during the whole period of the Moscow Biennial. The Trap of Habit is a sculpture which was made of an actual carpet and resembles a trap door. For her second contribution, an open meeting with visitors, the artist proposed the creative writing class This and Other Important News on a Daily Basis. Its concept is based on the comparison of Ukrainian and Russian news about each others’ goings on.