Born and raised in St. Petersburg. As a child she finished the state art school (5 years). As the first professional higher education she graduated from the faculty of psychology (2007) and postgraduate (2013), then Kate Finkelstein got the supplementary professional education "Contemporary art" at The British higher school of art and design in 2019.
Since 2018 she has been actively exhibiting in Moscow, there are victories in art-competitions and open calls.
Her works became participants of projects in 58th La Biennale di Venezia, 8th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Microbiennale of Horizontal Initiatives (2019), Festival “ARCHSTOYANIE” (2020), 7th Moscow International Biennale of Young Art.
The main idea of her art practice – to create art-work is to create a field of multidimensional human experience: “I do not make art-objects, I create art-fields”. The artist works mainly in the genre of site-specific installation using variety of mediums. Kate Finkelstein rethinks mental / conscious/ unconscious phenomena, creating bizarre forms – connects various objects, ready-mades, plants and tissues with silicone, soap and other materials. Also Kate Finkelstein works with photography, using cyanotype and printing on unusual objects.
Actual topics for art-practice:
1. Global identity
2. Order and chaos
3. Individual and interpersonal mental space / unconsciousness
Artist is a resident of the work studious at the gallery "Elektrozavod" (Moscow).
Since 2019 she keeps curatorial practices by organising contemporary art projects, one of them "Assemblage Points" became a part of the 8th International Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art.
Kate Finkelstein is one of the founders and organisers of the art community YRA! (Young Russian Artists), based in Moscow.
Artist lives and works in Moscow.