"Vasilisa Forbes is an artist and film-maker/video-director who's also the brains behind the #WaxChick project. You might have seen her billboards popping up around London, or caught her speaking at the ICA. Controversial and thought-provoking, her focus on female sexuality in the insidious world of advertising is eye-opening to say the least." by Jade French, Creativepool

I aspire to creating art with a sense of activism for social cultural change. I often use billboards and OOH media/posters to create a dialogue.

WAXCHICK a subversive billboard story unfolded across London, placed by Annin Arts in 2015. With #waxchick I was driven to question the presentation of women, the body within advertising in our modern world. 

The Waxchick film was shown & nominated at various leading short film festivals such as LSFF, East End Film Festival and ICA.

Clean Air Now is an indie, non-profit campaigning initiative created by myself and Claire Matthews, who advocate for positive environmental change in London and across the UK

Clean Air Now advocates for greater transparency, awareness of London’s illegal levels of pollution through billboards, posters and street art placement across some of the cities most polluted roads.


Some Press links:
High Content
Cosy Mag Interview Rai Stori TV Documentary on Vasilisa Dazed Link
Polyester


Contact:
vasilisa@firstfilms.co.uk
vasforbes@gmail.com








Publications/Features:
Dazed Digital
Dazed and Confused
125 Magazine
I-D Magazine
The Pix
Vision China
SuperSuper
Vice
Artrocker
Ribbed Magazine
Marylebone Journal
Getty Images
Less Common More Sense
Holy Ghost
Ligature
Saatchi Magazine
Monozine
Another Magazine
Creators Project
1883
OpenLab
Fashion Daily 156
Fashionisto
FYoung Spain
Aesthetica Magazine
Revs
Dossier Journal
F Stop Magazine

Awards:
Sony WPO (World Photography Awards) Commended Photographer 2011
Shortlisted Photographer 2012
Bar-Tur Award Shortlisted Photographer 2011
Debut Contemporary Artist Awards Shortlisted 2012
Aesthetica Arts Prize Listed 2013 view
Shorts on Tap - Womens Film Winner 2015

Film Premieres/Festivals:
East End Film Festival 2016 - Official Selection
London Short Film Festival LSFF 2016 - Official Selection
RAI TV - Documentary Premiere
ICA 2016 - Premiere
Screenings + Awards:
Wax Film - East End Film Festival June 2016 London Short Film Festival 2016: ICA, Hackney Picturehouse ICA Jan 2016 - Fashion Film Identity Panel discussion In House Festival
ICA June 2016 - 'Something Else' Film Live
Shorts On Tap - Winner
Library London December 2014 Wax
Library London November 2015 Wax Live + guests
Kobini Digital Premiere 6 Countries
Karst Artist Screenings
Deptford Theatre
Women in Revolt
Parallell Viena - Electronic Relations

Magazine Covers: Hungry Eye Magazine 2015 - Issue 2, Vol 3.