Bio

Irina Lotarevich’s (*1991 in Rybinsk, Russia, lives and works in Vienna) sculptural practice is shaped by the intersection of her own subjective experience with larger systems. Materially, she works with wood, metal, and casting techniques, frequently combining both high and low or de-valued materials with sophisticated fabrication techniques and a sensitivity to building spatial narratives. Lotarevich also interweaves her own writing and use of language into her work. The minimal yet complex and specific forms of her sculptures reference architecture, bureaucracy, labor, and parts of her body.

Lotarevich studied at Cornell University, Hunter College, and the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

Solo and duo exhibitions include: Modular Woman, SOPHIE TAPPEINER, Vienna (2023), Refinery, SOPHIE TAPPEINER, Vienna (2020); Galvanic Couple, FUTURA Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague, Pensive State a two-person show with Anna Schachinger, SOPHIE TAPPEINER, Vienna (2019); Schemas, Kevin Space, Vienna (2017).

Recently, her work has been included in group shows held at Scherben, hosted by Good Weather (2024), Belvedere 21, Vienna; Silke Lindner, New York City; Centre d’art contemporain / Passages, Troyes (2023), HALLE FÜR KUNST, Graz; Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg; Kunstverein Bielefeld, Bielefeld; MUMOK, Vienna (2022), Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna (2021), among others.

Lotarevich’s work is in the permanent collection of MUMOK (Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig), Vienna, and Museum der Moderne, Salzburg.

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