Alina Sokolova (Ukraine, lives and works in Vienna AT)
2012-2015 studied at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia in the sculpture & installation class, prof. Ján Hoffstädter.
Since 2015 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Austria in the art and photography class, prof. Martin Guttmann.
2019 summer semester at the HFBK, Hamburg, Germany in the photography class, prof. Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin.
In her art practice, Alina Sokolova revolves around forming critical narratives through
personal details, transferring from one form and medium to another, trying to research
and question different issues and phenomena. Her conceptual ideas and long-term
projects hold potential for research since she works with installation, painting, and
photography, at times merging them into one. Her artworks take a critical view on social
and cultural issues, but from a deeply personal point of view. She is focused on practice
and choreography of smuggling, movement in painting, relocation and play with the
system turning it into a personal ritual. Her projects resonate with the earlier ones,
creating a sequence of work that allows us to look at a subject from a historical
perspective. She looks for the place where the theory and the connection to the viewer
could produce an integrated experience.