Irina Korina (born in 1977) – graduated from the Russian Theater Academy (Stage Design Department), Moscow and the Institute of Contemporary Art (New Art Strategies program) in 2000. Irina also studied at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts (2000-2004). Irina is the winner of two Innovation Awards (2008, 2015) and of three Soratnik Contemporary Art Awards (2006, 2009, 2012). Participant of the Venice Art Biennale (Russian Pavilion, 2009; main project, 2017). Author of the Snow of Yesterday installation at the Styrian Autumn Festival (2018) in Graz (Austria). Participant of solo and group exhibitions in Moscow, London, New York, Barcelona, Vladivostok, Milan. Korina’s art works are held in numerous museum and private collections, such as the State Museum Exhibition Centre "ROSIZO"/National Center for Contemporary Art, the State Tretyakov Gallery, XL Gallery, the Saatchi Gallery (London).
For BoscoMagazine Irina Korina created a graphic work Dacha depicting the painter’s family summer house at the Snegiri Village.
Dacha (from Winter Birds and Others series)
Fall 2018. Acryl markers.
After receiving the offer to create one of the covers for BoscoMagazine Irina Korina went vacationing to Batumi with her artist-friends and their children. “The first few days the weather was rather bad, we couldn’t swim or sunbathe, so I just began drawing pictures on paper. This is something I do quite rarely. Few people actually know I can draw: a contemporary artist seemingly doesn’t need to learn how to draw. The piece I created for BoscoMagazine presents a dacha – a temporary but important home away from home for the whole family.”
Pavilion. Isotope Station
All family nests are different. They can take the form of a circle of friends, a dacha, a summer holiday, or a box with old toys. Irina Korina is a part of a generation of artists who cherish the joys of communication with their associates. This is why her Winter Birds and Others series (2018) shows us a new perspective on the master of total installations. However, the other side of this world contains memories about an imaginary playground which helps us to grow our personal perception of the universe and understanding of truth to unbelievable proportions.