COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
New York City, NY
PEACE BUILDER BIOGRAPHY
Katya Akuma is an interdisciplinary artist who focuses on using ubiquitous, overlooked, culturally-rich materials to explore questions of identity and belonging, drawing upon her personal experience as an immigrant who has lived and worked in several countries. Katya has developed a unique storytelling technique involving layered discarded leather and denim. She holds a Master’s degree in Fashion Studies from Parsons, The New School for Design, and her works were recently exhibited at MoMA Pop Rally.
DAILY PEACE ACTION
Please support Beauty for Freedom, a non-profit foundation, whose mission is to battle the crisis of human trafficking and empower survivors, raise revenue for survivors in the U.S.A and around the World, with a fresh approach of self-worth and empowerment through the arts.