is a Russian-born American multimedia artist. Her projects exist at the intersection of visual and performing arts, technological innovation, and social issues like gender perception, sexual objectification and violence, loss, and motherhood. Lanina holds an MFA in Combined Media from Hunter College, CUNY. For Luminaria 2018, Lanina will perform in synchronization with her original animation, accompanied by Russell Pinkston's original music composition, exploring the symbiotic relationship that can exist between the artist and her work. Lanina will perform Within, Above and Beyond
at the Mexican Cultural Institute.