Arina Antonova is a visual artist born in Sevastopol, Crimea-Ukraine, and currently based between Spain and Switzerland. Antonova's work centers around sculptural ceramic objects such as vessels and body sculptures. Her studio practice focuses on researching natural materials, color study, and experimentation with both traditional and contemporary production techniques.

Antonova studied art history in St. Petersburg and Hamburg with a particular emphasis on archaeology and sculpture. After moving to Spain, Antonova discovered clay as the material that would become the foundation of her work for the last eight years. In 2016, she opened her first studio in Palma de Mallorca and has since participated in numerous international exhibitions showcasing her ceramic objects in Germany, France, Spain, Italy, and Switzerland. 

Through her art, Antonova seeks to shed light on the often-overlooked contributions of women to the ceramic tradition and challenges the dominant male presence in the field. Her sculptures explore themes such as body, identity, femininity, and the cultural construction of gender and beauty standards, offering a thought-provoking commentary on these critical issues.

Photo (Left) by Maximus Chatsky
Photo (Right) by Dmitry Kostyukov


2016 – 2019
Escuela Municipal de Cerámica, Traditional Wheel Throwing, Marratxí, ES

2007 – 2011
University of Applied Sciences,
Illustration / Animation, Hamburg, DE

2002 – 2006
University of Hamburg, Art History, Hamburg, DE

1998 – 2000
University of Humanities and Social Sciences, Art History / Archeology, St.Petersburg, RU

1990 – 1998
Artschool Sevastopol, Painting / Drawing / Sculpture, Crimea, UA




Selected Exhibitions
2022 / 2023
Bruckner Foundation City of Carouge, Geneva, CH

Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation, Palma de Mallorca, ES

Internation Ceramic Biennale, Talavera, ES

Second prize winner in the Modality of Traditional Ceramics, La Rambla, Córdoba, ES

Ceramiche Bestiale, VIII Concorso Ceramico Internationale, 

Museo dell’Arte Ceramica,

Appignano, IT (Group)

Bling-Bling? International Ceramic Competition, Musée de Carouge, Geneva, CH (Group)

Enbarro, Museo de la Ceramica
La Rambla, Córdoba, ES (Group)

1000 Vases, Superstudio Più, Milan Design Week, IT (Group)

4. FATart Fair, Zürich, CH (Group)

Bienal Internacional de Cerámica, Talavera, ES (Group)

1000 Vases, Galerie Joseph, Paris, FR (Group)

Jewelry and Anatomy, Tincal Lab, Porto, PT (Group)

Akiko Japan Store, Hamburg, DE (Solo)

Aram espai de joies, Palma de Mallorca, ES (Group)

AUTOR fair, Bucharest, RO (Group)

Wunderkammer, kulturreich galerie, Hamburg, DE (Group)

These aren't my stories, kulturreich galerie, Hamburg, DE (Group)

Boom Fest, St.Petersburg, RU (Group)

Cape Base Fate, Westwerk, Hamburg, DE (Solo)

drushba piter animation, galerie carstensen, Hamburg, DE (Solo)

homestories, Hamburger Stadtmodell, Hamburg, DE (Group)

photostory # 2, Ukrainian Filmfestival, Kölner Filmhaus, Cologne, DE (Solo)

Please feel free to contact me to enquire about collaborations and commissions. I speak english, deutsch, русский, español & français.

Arina Antonova Studio
visits by appointment only
07001 Palma de Mallorca