Yulia Knish was born in 1979 in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), in 1990 she moved with her family to Israel. In 1998, after finishing her studies in art high school in Ashkelon she moves to Italy. She received her BFA in painting in 2005 at the Academy Of Fine Arts of Florence, and her MFA in 2014 in Visual Arts and Expressive Languagesat the same institution. In 2013 she followed a workshop held by Alberto Garutti at the University IUAV of Venice, and intensive workshop of sculpture and installation "The Age of profit" in Kulturni Dom, Nova Gorica, Slovenia. Between 2005 and 2014 Yulia Knish has been included in various exhibitions and long term residences in Tuscany. Her work has been exhibited in art galleries and museums in Italy and New York. She received a scholarship from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for 2010 - 2012.
2015 Winner of the WASTEINER AAF SEARCH YOUNG TALENTS PRIX. AFFORDABLE ART FAIR MILANO.
2015 Winner of the “Behance Porfolio Review”, Fotografia Europea 2015, Reggio Emilia.
Currently lives and works in Italy.