Irina Lotarevich’s 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.
Irina Lotarevich (*1991 in Rybinsk, Russia, lives and works in New York City and Vienna) studied at Cornell University, Hunter College, and the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.
Recent solo and duo exhibitions include: 2020 ‘Refinery‘, SOPHIE TAPPEINER, Vienna (AT); 2019 ‘Galvanic Couple’, FUTURA Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague (CZ), ‘Pensive State‘ a two-person show with Anna Schachinger, SOPHIE TAPPEINER, Vienna (AT); 2017 ‘Schemas‘, Kevin Space, Vienna (AT).
Her works have recently been included in the following group exhibitions: ‘Cafe Heaven‘, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg (AT), ‘Don’t Say I Didn’t Say So‘, Kunstverein Bielefeld, Bielefeld (DE), MAK Biennale for Change, Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna (AT), ‘Ebbing Touch’, Galeria Madragoa, Lisbon (PT), ‘Metal Machine Music’, Louis Reed, New York City (US), ‘The Constant Condition’, Ghouliana, New York City (US), ‘Opening’, Loggia, Vienna (AT), among others.
Upcoming projects include participations in group exhibitions at mumok, Vienna (AT) and HALLE FÜR KUNST Steiermark, Graz (AT).