the elusive housewife

“Hello. I am The Elusive Housewife. Diseases keep me at home and limit my ability to create art. That is why I document my performance of everyday life...“

Launched in 2022, although Yelena conceptualized it in 2021 and is wearing the Pantone colors of that year. Yelena became a housewife after being 100% dissaproved for work due to her sensitivity to psychosis (schitzophrenia). Since then, she suffered two live threatening pregnancy complications: preeclampsia that caused the death of her firstborn, and cerebral venous sinus thrombosis that resulted in longterm headaches. Yelena also suffers from obsessive compulsive hoarding with severe features since childhood.

This project is part of An Artist Residency in Motherhood.

  • art
  • year: 2022-ongoing
  • medium: performalist self-portrait and performance video
  • dimensions: 60x40cm, video 1-90 minutes






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