Conversation with Nadya Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot

Mar 16, 2017 | 12:30pm – 1:30pm


“Nadezhda (Nadya) Tolokonnikova is a Russian conceptual artists and political activist. She is the founding member of the art collective Pussy Riot. In August 2012, she was sentenced to two years' imprisonment following an anti-Putin performance in Moscow Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. Shortly after the release in December 2013, she announced the opening of Mordovia office of Zona Prava, a prisoners’ rights NGO, and in September 2014 started the independently owned independent news service, MediaZona, which has since partnered with The Guardian. She has spoken before the US Congress, British Parliament, and has appeared on stage with world leaders including Bill Clinton. In November 2014 she met with Julian Assange in London and became a board member of his Courage Foundation. Tolokonnikova is a Lennon Ono Grant for Peace recipient, and appeared as herself with President Frank Underwood on season three of House of Cards and performed the Pussy Riot song "Refugees In" as part of Banksy's Dismaland exhibition, the latest song is "Chaika".”

Primary Access: Music Badge, Platinum Badge
Secondary Access: Interactive Badge, Film Badge, Artist Wristband
Event Type: Sessions
Level: Beginner