Irina Valkova

Paulus Str. 21

33602 Bielefeld

Germany

 

iravalkova@yahoo.co.uk

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

2020 Vague distances (bbk OWL) upcoming

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

2020 Die Neuen (bbk owl)

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