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Polina Riabova is a Brooklyn-based poet, writer and performance artist originally from Kupavna, Moskovskaya Oblast, Russia. In 2016, she co-founded Borrowed Birds Records and became a correspondent at Performance Is Alive. The Blue Rose series is Polina’s first curatorial effort which aims to bring together artists of different backgrounds, social scenes and aesthetics through the mediums of performance, visual and written work. She is Editor-in-Chief of PLASTER COCKTAIL zine.

Artist Statement

My performances are specific yet abstract, oftentimes funny and engaging and frequently utilize physical endurance as a way to explore psychological points of struggle. By mixing abstraction with direct narrative, found objects and sound, I invite the audience into my world and create moments of intimacy by being vulnerable with myself in front of them.

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Performance Anxiety Returns to Chinatown Soup
Groundbreaking Performances Mark THE EAR’s Anniversary
Poetry Spotlight #27: Polina Riabova
Cleanse Yourself at Detox Presented by The Blue Rose
A Brief Interview with Polina Riabova
Hyperallergic: Bushwick After Dark
Interview with Polina Riabova - PIA Correspondent