In conjunction with BAMart, TransCultural Express has selected Russian artist Irina Korina to present an original work at BAM in June 2013. Korina is widely known for her large-scale installation pieces, mostly constructed from disposable, everyday material commonly found in Russia. About this site-specific piece, Chapel, the artist said it is “about new ideas which replaced the old ones and new confusions, about places of worship in a new society, and about old and new superstitions.” This marks Korina’s first major installation in the US and will be continuously displayed as part of BAMart programming until September 1.
Irina Korina is a graduate of the Russian Theater Academy, Moscow, and Kunstakademie, Vienna. She was selected to represent Russia at the Venice Biennale in 2009 and will take part in Lost in Translation, a large-scale exhibition of contemporary Russian art which brings together over one hundred works made in the past forty years from the collection of MMOMA (Moscow Museum of Modern Art) during the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013.. Named to the 2010 residency at the Musée d'Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Paris, Korina's work has been featured in solo exhibitions at Bloomberg Space, London; Moscow Museum of Modern Art; Museum Folkwang, Essen; and XL Gallery, Moscow. Group exhibitions include Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow; Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato; and Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp. Korina lives and works in Moscow.