Irina is interested in disruptive psychological mechanisms that she addresses from a personal and social point of view. She draws her inspiration from dreams, transformed memories, social interactions and personal experiences. Inspired by surrealism and with a kinship to artists exploring our contemporaneity from a biological and molecular view, Irina uses materiality (the physical properties of materials) as a starting point of investigation. For her sculptural, installation and video works, she manipulates a large range of materials, from the synthetic to the mineral, the organic to the vegetal, both dead and living bodies.
Irina has previously worked as a mediator after her law degree in Paris, for which she also studied conflict resolution in Israel. This influenced her awareness of power relations, social structures, and conflict dynamics. Her art addresses these issues by creating experiences of communion transcending cultural, psychological and physical barriers.
2018-2020: MFA Art Practice, School of Visual Arts, New York
2015-2016: MA Arts and Cultural Management, King's College London, London
2012-2014: MA in Conflict Resolution and Mediation, Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya
2020: Four Seasons and a Half, Van Der Plas Gallery, New York (Solo)
2020: Queer Appropriation, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
2019: Non-location Specific, Flatiron Gallery, New York
2018: Te Llevo Para Que Me Lleves, Centro Munar, Buenos Aires
2017: Flesh & Stones – Renacimiento, Espacio Nigredo, Madrid (Solo)
2017: Returning to The See, Espacio de Creation Quinta del Sordo, Madrid