Irina Valkova

Paulus Str. 21

33602 Bielefeld

Germany

 

iravalkova@yahoo.co.uk

www.humanspecificobjects.com

www.irinavalkova.com 

Education

 

​2012–2013 Master Project (Weissensee School of Art, Berlin, Germany)

​2012 Diploma in Fine Arts (Weissensee School of Art, Berlin, Germany)

2003-2012 – studies of Fine Arts, Photography and Systems Theory in Los Angeles, St. Petersburg and Berlin

Solo and two-person exhibitions

2018 Landscape for angels and lucifers (Chamber of Commerce of East Westphalia, Germany)

[Review: Stefan Brams. Vom Reiz der Landschaft. – Neue Westfälische, Nr.135/24, S. 7).]

2016 Sea-Change (Arcadia bookstore and gallery, Helsinki, Finland)

2015 Commissioning Commissions (Alfred Töpfer Foundation, Galerie im Georgshof, Hamburg, Germany) 

 

Group exhibitions

2019 Contemporary Art Ruhr (Essen, Germany)

2019 Gestein: Soil, Sediment, Stone (Kunstverein Kärnten / Künstlerhaus Klagenfurt)

2015 Hotel Exhibition (Schillerpalais,Berlin, Germany)

2015 Cool Runnings Kühlhaus Berlin (Berlin, Germany)

2014 Bahnhöfe [Railway Stations] (Weissensee School of Art, Berlin, Germany)

2013 Hello, Goodbye: Fragen und Antworten zur Gegenwärtigkeit des Bauhaus-Mythos (Bauhaus Foundation, Dessau, Germany )

2012 Ausgerechnet Freitag der 13 (Oranienplatz 17, Berlin, Germany)

2012 Contes. Marchen. Eventyr. ска́зoк. Fairytales. Pohádek. Baśni (Hamburg, Alfred Töpfer Foundation, Galerie im   Georgshof, Hamburg, Germany) 

2012 Momentaufnahme [Snapshot] (Theaterhalle Dock 11, Berlin, Germany)

2011 Hermann und Madeleine: Nahrungsmittel im Fokus künstlerischer Betrachtung [Hermann and Madeleine: Foodstuffs Through the Prism of Art] (Weissensee School of Art, Berlin, Germany)

2011 unspontaneous | Drawings (Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz, Berlin, Germany)

2010 BIG IN JAPAN (ARCUS Studio, Moria, Japan / Weissensee School of Art, Berlin, Germany) 

2009 Slow Revolution (Weissensee School of Art, Berlin, Germany) 

2009 Raumforschung Flugplatz Werneuchen [In the Fog the Yellow Becomes Red and the Red Turns Yellow] (Werneuchen Airport, Werneuchen, Germany) 

2008 Akklimatisatsiia [Acclimatization] (C. A. G. Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia) 

2007 Notes from the Overpass: St. Petersburg/Los-Angeles (Galeriet 18, Helsinki, Finland) 

Curating 

 

2017 Sea-Change (Arcadia, Helsinki, Finland) 

 

Publications and book design

 

1. Mensch im Querschnitt: Gedichte und Bilder [A Bisected Man: Poems and Pictures] (together with Sergey Biriukov). (Almanach BERLIN - OFFENE STADT: Künstlerbücher). Heft 23. Berlin 2010. 36 p.

2. [Homelessness in Los Angeles: Pictures and Tales]. - Put’ Domoj [The Way Home], 24 (2006), p. 13-14 (in Russian).

 

Awards

 

2013 Project Award (MART STAM Foundation, Berlin, Germany)

2013 Nomination for the ars-viva Award (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)

2011-2012 Alfred-Toepfer-Fellowship (Alfred Toepfer Foundation, Hamburg, Deutschland)

2009 Project Award (Weissensee School of Art, Berlin, Germany) 

2004-2005 Art Center College of Design Fellowship (Los Angeles, USA)

Interviews

2019: 90 Jahre Bielefelder Kunstverein (Film, Bielefelder Kunstverein)

Languages

Russian, English and German - fluent

French - reading ability