Yelena Zhelezov is a Belarusian-Israeli whose work investigates the body – biological and social – in space and time, through installation, video, and puppetry/object performance. Yelena’s materials are often sourced in architecture, science, film, or civic space. She uses strategies of research and welcomes accidents in her practice. Yelena holds an MFA in Puppetry and Integrated Media from California Institute of the Arts. Since moving to LA, she has shown work at LACMA, Hammer Museum, Big City Forum, Museum of Jurassic Technology, Materials and Applications, Echo Country Outpost, Space 15 Twenty, LA Collective Show, Raid Gallery, IKO IKO Space, CalArts, Pictaplasma-Bordeaux, Elfriede Jelinek International Conference in Berlin, NASA Houston, and International Puppetry Conference London, UK. Currently, Yelena teaches painting to children at a private studio of a fellow Israeli artist, serves as an Arts and Cultural Affairs Commissioner of the City of West Hollywood, and makes music videos. Recent credits include directing music videos for local artists such as Craft Spells, Julia Holter, Henry Wolfe, and Jena Malone, as well as engineering miniature architectural disasters for How are you Doing, directed by Michel Gondry for Living Sisters.