Jokhova is a multi disciplinary artist whose practice engages with dialogue and relationships between social anthropology, architecture, philosophy and art. Working with drawing, sculpture, installation, sound, film and participatory events, Jokhova aims to bridge gaps between these fields and their inherent hierarchical structures.
Born in Switzerland to Russian/Estonian parents, Jokhova lived in Soviet and post-Soviet Russia, Austria, Estonia and the UK. She is currently based between Lisbon, London and Tallinn. Her multi-cultural background and exposure to diverse social and political structures in altering states of flux and stability form the backbone of Jokhova’s research and practice, that investigates the relationships between things, how social behaviour can be altered through architectural construction, body memory and the relationship between building, body and mind. Exploring social narratives and remembered ‘truths’, Jokhova questions her own subjective role in and relationship to society, history, landscape, architecture and public ‘signifiers’ such as monuments. The complex relationships between the perceived, the imagined and the accepted norm are driving factors in Jokhova’s multi-facetted practice which is also often supported by anthropological fieldwork and interviews.