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NESKAMENELÁ / UNPETRIFIED
 

PHOTO CREDIT JOHANESS STOLL / BELVEDERE WIEN

SOLO EXHIBITION

ANNA BOCHKOVA

18.6. 2024 from 18.00

 

REACHING THE EARTH

 

Exhibition  19.6  - 27.7. 2024

 

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

 

My artistic practice is based on building my own dramaturgy where my works are the characters, which are letting us in a mythological environment with a space for a critical reflection and open dialogue. In my projects I tend to create sculptural installations with an additional level of mediation through organizing workshops, artist lectures and text-based work presenting and articulating themes which are relevant for me. 

Medias which I often use for creating these conceptual spaces are papier-mâché, ceramics, textile, metal and drawing.  For me it is important to reflect themes of utopia, future, care, environment, society, humanity etc. not only through sculptural or material-based media, but also through theoretic research and exchange.

In my graphical works I create scenes presenting gestures of care performed by humans and non-human others in fictional world of “tomorrow”. I often find impulses for my work in texts of theorists from Eastern European Landscape. In these quite daring theories, I find utopias that I would like to rethink in the current context.  So, I build non existing spaces- utopias and their inhabitants. These speculative spaces invite us to feel and imagine not-yet-exiting narratives which differ from our current perceptions.

With the perspective to the utopian world my figurative ceramics represent my experienced reflections to formal embodiment of power relations, migration, unhomeliness and feminist theory, through the optic of personal mythology and my perspective as a female artist with migrative background.

My latest projects include international group and solo shows at Belvedere 21 Museum Vienna, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Pragovka, Kunstraum Super Vienna, Andrea Festa fine art Rome, Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof Hamburg, Spazio Serra Milan, Kunstraum Lakeside, Rea! Fair, Kunsthaus Wien, Superbien! Berlin, TakeCare LA etc. I hold MFA diploma in sculpture from Academy of fine arts Vienna and MFA from HFBK Hamburg.

photo credit Florent Jalon

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