Bionic pop artist based in Los Angeles, Viktoria Modesta defines her work as post-human and post-disability. Her aim is to combine visual and performance art with technology, science and medicine to renew the concept of femininity and change attitudes.

Guest Viktoria Modesta Bionic Show Girl Jora Frantzis


In 2012, she performed as the Snow Queen at the closing ceremony for the London Paralympics. Her futuristic approach to the concept of the body as art led her to be appointed as a Director’s Fellow of MIT Media Lab and a European Young Leader for 2019.

Viktoria’s life story resembles a fairy tale: after a traumatic start to her life at the end of USSR regime and battles with her health, she evolved herself through the love of fashion, avant-garde arts and subculture. After moving to London at the age of 12 and starting out in modelling in her teens, she chose to have a below the knee amputation to safeguard her health from a withered leg and improve her mobility.

This transformation liberated her creativity, allowing her to fulfil her passion and develop her own image far from the stereotype. In her performances, that include countless concerts, the London Paralympics Closing Ceremony, Fashion Weeks shows and a viral video campaign (“Prototype”), Viktoria transforms the human body into art. Her reimagining of the future female artist features a wide range of multidisciplinary collaborations and combines traditional entertainment, cutting edge bionic prosthetics, tech-fashion and new media.

She is now set to be the first bionicGuest Star in the history of the renowned Parisian hotspot. Icon of a whole new genre, exceptional and impressive, Viktoria has been invited by Andrée Deissenberg, Chief Creative Director of Crazy Horse Paris – a woman who loves a challenge – to perform on the legendary stage.

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