Prioritizing Human Agency as a Vehicle for Meaning. Reenactments. Auditions. Translations
A public talk & presentation by Irina Botea, IAS & VSP Artist-in-Residence
Over the past twenty years, Irina Botea has been engaged in an art practice that uses multiple methodologies to consistently question dominant socio-political ideas and prioritize human agency as a vehicle for meaning. Currently, her focus is on the decentralization of cultural discourses and the possibility of sustaining creative differentiation that arguably exists outside of a dominant hegemonic system of values and critique. Simultaneously, Irina has had a proactive involvement in teaching at various educational institutions and community venues, including: The School of the Art Institute Chicago, Piet Zwart Institute Rotterdam, and Atelier 35 Bucharest.
Botea’s recent exhibitions and screenings include: Rebuild Foundation (Chicago), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Gene Siskel Center (Chicago), Rotterdam International Film Festival, EMAF (Osnabruck), Film Society Lincoln Center (NY), ThreeWalls (Chicago), Venice Biennial, Gwangju Biennale, New Museum (NY), National Gallery Jeu de Paume (Paris), Kunsthalle Winterthur Reina Sofia (Madrid), MNAC (National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucuresti), MUSAC (Museum of Contemporary Art of Castilia and Leon), Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowki Castle (Warsaw), Prague Biennale; Kunstforum, Vienna; Foksal Gallery, Warsaw, Argos Center for Art and Media, Brussels. Recent Awards: 2015 Nominated for the best time-based show by the International Association of Art Critics United States, 2014 3Arts Visual Artists Award (USA) for exceptional woman artists.