Alya Hessy is a visual artist who operates in the world between the body and textiles.
Born in Soviet Ukraine, living in the Netherlands and holding a fascination for Japan, Alya explores the realms of politics, philosophy and physicality through making objects, writing and performing. She seeks emptiness as a way of letting go of the pre-defined and allowing for multiple interpretations. She graduated with honours from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam in 2015 (Red and Empty, installation and performance). Her work was shown at the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden, Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, Museum of IJsselstein and other platforms.
She invented the BODY-KNITTING technique (2015), which she explores in her Over and Under performance.
Alya lives and works in Amstelland, a beautiful green area along the river Amstel in the Netherlands.