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From the very childhood Julia liked to draw, so she finished an art school, then entered university and got a diploma of specialist in Graphic Design section. Then, trying to find a new technique of expression, she went to Academy of Arts and Design faculty of Art department «Easel Graphics». While studying there she tried various graphic techniques: watercolor painting, engraving, linocut, charcoal, ink drawing... and then sand. She became fascinated by vivacity, flowability of sand, and unpredictability, contemporaneity of sand pictures.

So in 2010 Julia joined the studio of sand animation in Kharkov , in order to master this technique. She was spending twenty-four hours per day learning the methods of sand drawing. Sand painting became her main way of creative expression and a new stage in personal art. She got more and more invitations for performances for various activities and started to create individual sand animation clips. Julia also prepared sand animation workshops for artists and children.

  • Made an hour-long program of the fairy tale «Sleeping Beauty» in Kharkov, Ukraine
  • Participated in the exhibition of sand pictures in Kharkov, Ukraine
  • Presented a new advertising concept «Henkel Perwoll» in Kiev, Ukraine
  • Performance and video for a health promotion company «Megakom» in Donetsk, Ukraine
  • Took part in a two-weeks Christmas tour in St. Petersburg, Russia: «Vertex», «Genesis», «First aid», «ROST», «MaerskLine», «Aladushkin-group», «NokianTyres», «SТАLТ», «Rusenergomontazh», «Energocentr»
  • Performed at the feast day dedicated to the Power Engineer in the city of St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Painted at the event dedicated to the launch of the new train St. Petersburg –Helsinki

2011

  • Cooperated with the German company «DWK Corporation» in Kiev, Ukraine
  • Took part on the anniversary of publishing and consulting corporation «Factor» in Kharkov, Ukraine
  • Painted at the event dedicated to the opening in Kiev and the presentation of the new products of «La mer»
  • Performed on the 125-year anniversary Education System «SABIS» in Lebanon, Beirut
  • Took part in the 3-day tour on the 80-year anniversary of «Raben group» in the Lvov, Odessa, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine.
  • Performed on the anniversary of cosmetic company «La Roche-Porsay» in Lebanon, Beirut
  • Painted on the anniversary of airline «Transaero» in Kiev, Ukraine
  • Participated in concert of Ukrainian singers Nina and Tonia Matvienko in Kiev, Ukraine
  • Performed for law firm «Arzinger» in Lvov, Ukraine

2012

  • Presented a new model car «Toyota» in Dusseldorf and Essen, Germany
  • Took part in the event of «Fulda» in Canada, Whitehorse
  • Performed in «Starclub Variete» in Kassel, Germany     
  • Took part at the opening of new SEB bank branch in Kiev, Ukraine 
  • Painted at the holiday of the company «TOP» in Berlin, Germany
  • Performed on the concert for «BASF» company in Germany     
  • Painted at the opening of modern electro station in Dusseldorf, Germany        
  • Showed a fairytale in «Die Funkelstadt» in Dresden, Germany    

2013

  • Performed in the Institutional Money Kongress in Frankfurt, Germany        
  • Painted at the event of «Korber Schleifrimg» company in St. Morits, Switzerland
  • Presented a new car Suzuki S.Cross Sх4 in Barcelona, Spain
  • Performed for 40-years event of Toyota Auto-Centre in Hamburg, Germany                                                                                
  • Took part at the opening of Clariant Innovation Centre in Frankfurt, Germany
  • Painted for Jubilee celebrations on Syilt, Germany        
  • Took part in the anniversary concert of company «Harry Bakery» in Berlin, Leipzig, Hamburg, Hannover, Dusseldorf, Germany
  • Performed in «Variete  Porta P. », Bremerhaven,  Germany
  • Took part in Variete in Kulturhaus Osterfild «Wintertraume» Pforzheim, Germany     

2014

  • Made a show at the Festival of «TEDI» company in Dortmund, Germany   
  • Performed at the event of «Bosch & Siemens» in Munich, Germany
  • Participated in Friedrichsbau Variete in Stuttgart, Germany
  • Took part in the anniversary of the company «TEDI» company in Dortmund, Germany
  • Performed on the event of «Bosch & Siemens» in Munich, Germany
  • Performed in «Friedrichsbau Variete» in Stuttgart, Germany

2015

  • Painted at the event dedicated to the anniversary of «Friedrichs 175» Frankfurt, Germany
  • Cooperated with the company «Zimmer Biomet»  Sweden
  • Took part in the event of  «Naspa» in Wiesbaden, Germany
  • Performed  in the theater with story «Main Berlin in sand gemalt» 70min history of Berlin, in Berlin, Germany
  • Participated in Summer Variete Show in Bins, Germany
  • Performed  in «Wiehnacht Variete Show» in  Switzerland

2016

  • Painted at the Sports Festival in Verden, Germany
  • Participated in the «Palazzo» Dinner show in Saarbrucken, Germany
  • Performed on the anniversary of «Chedid Re»  in Lebanon, Beirut
  • Painted at the event dedicated to the «Hamberger»  150 years in Germany
  • Took part in the book presentation  in Lebanon, Beirut
  • Performed for «Porsche» company in opening car dealership in Switzerland
  • Julia Kurkina took part in many other live performances, presentations, various festivals, forums and exhibitions at public and private events in Ukraine and abroad.

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