Alina Sokolova (Ukraine, lives and works in Vienna AT)
2010 – 2012 College of Art A. Erdeli, Uzhgorod, Ukraine.
2013- 2015 Academy of Fine Art and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia, sculpture & installation class.
2015 Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, figurative painting class, Oead mobility scholarship, summer semester.
2019 HFBK Hamburg, class of prof. Broomberg & Chanarin, summer semester.
since 2016 Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, art and photography class, prof. Martin Guttmann.
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.
2015 “Discontinuing dialogue” with collective CSEEAH, gallery Michaela Stock, Vienna/AT.
2015 “Deal with it…” with collective Frustracиja, Zumpa gallery, Bratislava/SK.
2016 “ Book”, Koridor art space, Uzhgorod/UA.
2016 “Balkanization” group show at Friday Exit, Vienna/AT.
2016 “Fear monger me” solo show at Mandelkern project, Vienna/AT.
2016 “ A (wo)man’s ritual” with collective Frustracиja performance in the framework of Days of Open Performance, gallery Michaela Stock, Vienna/AT.
2016 “Dialogue between Photography and the Fine Arts” Month of photography, group show, Schillerplatz, Aula, Vienna/AT.
2016 “Whoja Vu, Folx”, group show at New Jörg art space, Vienna/AT.
2017 “Trust me your import” solo show at Zakarpatya hotel, Uzhgorod/UA.
2017 “Leninopad” solo show at Akbild Semperdepot, Lehargasse, Vienna/AT.
2017 “Verificat“ group show at Koridor art space, Uzhgorod/UA.
2018 “Life after life” group show at Koridor art space, Uzhgorod/UA.
2018 “Delirious islands” in frames of the month of photography, public space, Belgrade/RS.
2018 “Anatomy of river smuggling” solo show at Zigutamve gallery, Vienna/AT.
2019 “Heracleumfall” solo show at Michaela Stock gallery, Vienna/AT.
2019 “With view to the sea” group show at the Museum of Western and Oriental Art, Odessa/UA.
2019 “Melanch lia” group show at the Museum of Art, Zilina/SK.
2019 “Parallel Vienna” group show, Vienna/AT.
2020 “Pinchuk Art Centre Prize” shortlisted, Kyiv/UA.