Alena Rogozhkina



Alena Rogozhkina

Job title

Visual artist, researcher & creative educator


Alena (pronounced as ‘A-lyo-na’) Rogozhkina is a Ukrainian-born Edinburgh-based visual artist and a researcher driven by a passion for community wellbeing. Linking both her background in Behavioural Science and Contemporary Art Practice, she expresses her own emotional realities while exploring the limits that people have to create a better everyday reality. Alena works across notions of time, memory, materiality, decay, and connection with a range of media including found materials, installation, photography, painting, printmaking, and moving image.

Alena regularly leads creative projects for displaced communities across Scotland. She strongly believes in art as a powerful tool that we can use to drive social change, rebuild trust, and infuse optimism into our ordinary lives. Alena’s worked with organisations including Edinburgh Ukrainian Community Centre, Art in Healthcare, Scottish National Galleries, Edinburgh Royal Lyceum Theatre, Volunteer Edinburgh, and Life with Art to bring numerous community art projects to life.

Alena also facilitates bespoke creative experiences and classes for individuals to help individuals discover their creative voices, empower them for changes, and support challenging transitions in life.

Alena is a member of the Scottish Contemporary Art Network and Edinburgh Printmakers. She also continues her professional development by being on the current cohort of both The Artist’s Mentoring course at Leith School of Art and the Creative Producer training at Curated Place.