Ekaterina Sharova was born into a family of Northern Russian peasants, and her father worked in a forest at the shore of the Barents Sea before he entered the Philosophy Faculty of the Leningrad University. Ekaterina graduated from an experimental Pedagogical Workshop at Pomor State University, a progressive faculty inspired by Leo Vygotsky and the Elkonin-Davydov system, and University of Oslo. In 2014, she brought Pussy Riot to Norway, an event that generated great media attention. After having learned about the media ignorance about Russian culture, she started a residency and an international art festival in Euro-Arctic Russia. In 2014, she co-founded the Arctic Art Institute, which represented Northern Russia at NEMOSKVA and the Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art. In 2019, she is co-curating the exhibition Fringe for Arctic Arts Summit. She is interested in questions of the ecology of culture, everyday oppression, and redesigning the invisible.