La Russia ha scelto l’artista Irina Nakhova per la partecipazione alla Biennale di Venezia il prossimo 2015. L’artista, nata nel 1955, l’anno scorso ha vinto il Premio Kandinsky. Si è diplomata all’Istituto di Arti Grafiche di Mosca nel 1978, fa l’insegnante di pittura, ma opere prevalentemente con con installazione e fa parte di un gruppo di artisti che legati alla linea concettuale (con figure quali Monastyrsky e Zakharov).
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In 2015, a project from Irina Nakhova will be presented in the Russian pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale. The Stella Kesayeva, founder of the Stella Art Foundation, will remain the commissioner of the pavilion. Irina Nakhova, born in 1955, was last year awarded the Kandinsky Prize for the project “Untitled.” She works as a painter, graphic artist, illustrator, and designer of large-scale installations, in which she uses all possible types of art, techniques and materials: photography, video, audio, objects, murals, collages, lightboxes, inflatable sculptures and so on. It is truly Nakhova, and not Ilya Kabakov, who is considered to be the creator of the first “total installations” — she transformed rooms in her own apartment, decorating them in a black or grey color, applying cut-out patterns and arranging the lights so that the rooms turned into changeable surrealist spaces (one of Nakhova's installation rooms from the 1980s was recreated at the exhibit “Rooms” in the Moscow Museum of Modern Art in summer 2011).