Daria Iuriichuk (b. 1992, Moscow) is an artist and researcher based in Moscow. She works with various media including text, video, choreography, performance, collaborative and participatory practices. Her lines of research (both academic and artistic) include body politics and labor within the new economic regimes.
In 2017-2019 she worked as part of zhvyu dance group [with Natasha Zhukova & Katya Volkova], a collaboration of movement researchers. Since 2019 she works for socially engaged theatre with a focus on collaborative work. Her works have been presented in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Minsk, Helsinki, Berlin, Dresden, Zurich.
Since 2020 Daria is a member and a co-founder (with Nastya Dmitrievskaya) of the Kafe-Morozhenoe media activist collective, researching labor politics in art academia and activism in the post soviet contexts. Kafe-Morozhenoe has curated a series of nomadic discussions Union of Multiplicities (syg.ma platform; Stanislavsky Electrotheatre; Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, 2020), workshops for the research school Labour Studies (DOXA/STADIS journal; The Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences; RANEPA Center for Political Research, Moscow; Public Sociology Lab, Moscow, 2020) and Contemporary Dance Convention (the New Space of the Theatre of Nations, Moscow, 2020). Kafe-Morozhenoe was among the guests of the platform Caries of Capitalism (Meyerhold Centre, Moscow, 2020).
Daria has a BA in art history (Moscow State University) and holds a master's degree in Cultural Studies (Higher School of Economics, Moscow). She was a researcher in the Education department at the Pushkin State Museum and a member of a research group on mediality of perceptual experience in visual culture in the School of Cultural Studies. She has taught and lectured widely at universities and cultural institutions including Higher School of Economics, Garage Museum, Meyerhold Centre, Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, and others. Besides research, making, and performing, her practice also includes writing.