The “Sci-Fi in Real Life” Bionic Pop Artist
Viktoria Modesta is a Bionic Pop Artist, Musician, Art Director, NFT Artist and Futurist. According to her website, “Her work explores modern identity through performance, fashion, avant-garde visuals, technology and science.” She has established herself as a creative leader in the post-disability community. Born in the former USSR (now Latvia), Viktoria underwent an elective amputation at age 20 due to extensive injuries to her leg during birth. That harrowing experience led her to explore how technology will impact our future. Former President Barack Obama even profiled her approach to identity through tech for his guest-edited “WIRED” magazine Frontiers issue, and her life story has been recognized worldwide as a testament to human strength. She even has her own production company, Modestar, which specializes in advancing narratives around the future of the human body and lifestyle.
Viktoria Modesta’s work spans from ambassadorships to fully involved art direction, strategy and production design via her co-founded creative studio Modestar, which specializes in future-focused narratives. She’s also worked with iconic brands such as Christian Louboutin, headlining the designer’s Spring-Summer 2024 show with a performance exploring the fusion between humans and technology during Paris Fashion Week. In collaboration with Snap, she released the short film, “Signals,” exploring the stages of a traumatic experience through Spectacles. Additionally, Viktoria is an ambassador for Mission Astro Access, a project dedicated to promoting disability inclusion in space, in which she wore a microgravity-adapted prosthetic limb to explore augmented form and movement.