An artist, director and screenwriter. One of the most outstanding ideologists of the theatre of the ‘new drama’ at the beginning of the 21th century.
She graduated from the Russian State Institute for Cinematography named after Gerasimov, the School of Modern Art at the Russian State Humanitarian University, the School of Contemporary Art at the George Soros Centre for Contemporary Art.
Since 2002 till 2009 leads the street video art festival PUSTO as art director.
Worked as artist for the Chekhov Moscow Art Theatre, the Theatre of Nations, The Meyerhold Theatre Centre, Theatre for Young Spectators named after Bryantsev, the Moscow Taganka Theatre, Playwright and Director Center in Moscow, Theatre Doc, Praktika Theatre.
Closely has worked with directors such as Dmitri Volkostrelov (opera Three Four by Boris Filanovsky, 2012; Three Days in Hell by Pavel Pryazhko, 2013; 1968. New World, 2014; Russian Romance, 2015), Dmitri Brusnikin (Before and After, 2016), Marat Gatsalov (The Tale of What We Can Do and What We Can't by Mikhail Durnenkov, adaptation of Pyotr Lutsik and Alexei Samoryadov's script, 2013; Breathing, 2016), Mikhail Ugarov (Three Steps to Four Pictures by Vyacheslav Durnenkov, 2005; The Blue Fitter by Mikhail Durnenkov, 2007), Georg Genoux (The Polar Truth by Yuri Klavdiev, 2006; Baal by Brecht, 2008), Ruslan Malikov (Bullet Collector by Klavdiev, 2006).
In 2012, together with the director Semion Aleksanderovskiy she staged Three Days in Hell by Pryazhko at train with reserved seats at the Kazan railway station in Moscow (the project Living Space at the ‘Territory’ festival).
Among the latest her theatrical works are Hotel California at the Meyerhold Centre (directed by Sasha Denisova) and Alien Invasion Museum based on the novel The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells within THEATRE MUTUAL ACTIONS (together with Shifra Kazhdan and Lyosha Lobanov).
She took part in many art exhibitions in Russia and abroad including at the State Tretyakov Gallery, Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, XL gallery and gmg gallery (Moscow), Espace Louis Vuitton (Paris), White box gallery (New York). Ksenia had four solo
She was also nominated for the ‘Black Square’ prize in Contemporary Art and Kandinsky prize. She is the winner of the ‘Golden Mask’ National Theatre Award (2013; with Dmitri Volkostrelov).