Anna Irina's artistic practice uses installation, sculpture and action as a base to speculate about non-hegemonic communication processes. Her methodology dialogues with tensions generated between bodies, spaces and the objects and materials that she works with, playing in this grey zone where the ambiguous, hypnotic, sensual and odd take rein. Systems of transmission, manipulation and material distortion are all fundamental to her work. She often incorporate playful and ludic approaches as a tool for her research, in order to point out and subvert certain pre-established semiotical and communication structures that usually go unnoticed.
Before La Escocesa, she was a long-term resident at Hangar (2019-22) and at Fabra i Coats (2017-19). Irina has recently been awarded the Miquel Casablancas Prize as well as the grants Premis Barcelona 2021, Osic 2020 and 2022. She graduated in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona (2015) where she later did a Master’s Degree in Sound Art (2018).
During 2022, Écart [Rouyn-Noranda, Canada] held a solo exhibition of her work at the end of her residency, thanks to a collaboration with Homesession. In 2020, she presented her solo exhibition at Bombon Projects gallery (Bcn). In the past three years she has shown her work in Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) [Bcn, 2021]; La Casa Encendida [Madrid, 2021]; Blueproject Foundation [Bcn, 2021]; Salón [Madrid, 2021]; Can Felipa [Bcn, 2022]; Westwerk [Hamburg, 2021]; Centre de Cultura Contempora nia de Barcelona (CCCB) [Bcn, 2019]; Cityart [Milan, 2019]; Fundació Suñol [Bcn, 2019]; among others. She has participated in various multidisciplinary artistic residencies like Wysing Arts Centre [Cambridge, UK]; Écart [Rouyn- Noranda, Canada]; GYCF 2019 [Jeju, South Korea]; Reitir [Siglufjordur, Iceland]; and Sketch’m Up [Marseille, France]. Currently, she works at Radio Web MACBA as well as an educator in the same institution. Finally, she serves as a professor and in-house tutor at Meta fora Studio Arts School in Barcelona.
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