Past Member

Viktoria Modesta

Former Director's Fellow

Viktoria Modesta is a multimedia performance artist, model, and bionic woman. After numerous failed procedures to correct a dislocated left leg and hip from which she’d suffered since birth, at the age of 20, she underwent voluntary surgery to amputate her leg below the knee. With the aid of advanced prosthetics, Modesta turned her disability into a personal symbol, challenging society’s modern perception of physical beauty and entertainment industry standards.