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Irina Lotarevich

*1991 Rybinsk, Russia, lives in New York City and Vienna

studied at Cornell University, Hunter College and the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. The artist’s sculptural practice is characterized by the intersection of her own subjective experience with larger systems. She works with wood, metal, and casting techniques, often combining both high-grade and low-grade or devalued materials with sophisticated fabrication techniques and a sensitivity to building spatial narratives. Lotarevich also weaves 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. Her recent solo and duo exhibitions include: Refinery, SOPHIE TAPPEINER, Vienna (2020); Galvanic Couple, FUTURA Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague (2019). Her work has recently been featured in the following group exhibitions: Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg; Kunstverein Bielefeld, Bielefeld; MAK Biennale for Change, Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna; Metal Machine Music, Lisbon; Louis Reed, New York City; Loggia, Vienna, among others.