About


Arina Antonova, born in Sevastopol (Crimea-Ukraine), is a visual artist based between Spain and Switzerland. Currently, her work is mostly focused on sculptural ceramic objects that refer to vessels and body sculptures. Her studio practice is concentrated on the profound research of natural materials, color study, and experiments with traditional and contemporary production techniques.

Having walked the artist's path through the study of art history, drawing, and painting in St.Petersburg and Hamburg, focusing especially on archaeology and sculpture, she discovered clay as a material, which became the starting point for her work these last eight years. In 2016 she opened her first studio in Palma de Mallorca. Since then, Arina Antonova has participated in many international exhibitions showing her ceramic objects in Germany, France, Spain, Italy, and Switzerland. This summer she won the second prize in the Modality of Traditional Ceramics at the International Ceramic Competition Enbarro in La Rambla, Córdoba.

Finding inspiration in traditional female pottery, most of her works have simple silhouettes with textured surfaces that emphasize the qualities of the material she uses, reflecting the process of creation.

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



Education


1990 – 1998
Artschool Sevastopol, Crimea, UA

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

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

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

2016 – 2019 
Escuela Municipal de Cerámica, Marratxí, ES


Residencies








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

2019
Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation, Palma de Mallorca, ES




2022
Ceramiche Bestiale, VIII Concorso Ceramico Internationale, 

Museo dell’Arte Ceramica,

Appignano, IT (Group)

2022 
Bling-Bling? International Ceramic Competition, Musée de Carouge, Geneva, CH (Group)

2022 
Enbarro, La Rambla, Córdoba,
Second prize winner in the Modality of Traditional Ceramics, ES (Group)

2021
1000 Vases, Superstudio Più, Milan Design Week, IT (Group)

2021
4. FATart Fair, Zürich, CH (Group)

2021 
Bienal Internacional de Cerámica, Talavera, ES (Group)

2020
1000 Vases, Galerie Joseph, Paris, FR (Group)

2019
Jewelry and Anatomy, Tincal Lab, Porto, PT (Group)

2018
Akiko Japan Store, Hamburg, DE (Solo)

2017
Aram espai de joies, Palma de Mallorca, ES (Group)

2015
AUTOR fair, Bucharest, RO (Group)

2014
Wunderkammer, kulturreich galerie, Hamburg, DE (Group)

2012
These aren't my stories, kulturreich galerie, Hamburg, DE (Group)

2011
Boom Fest, St.Petersburg, RU (Group)

2010
Cape Base Fate, Westwerk, Hamburg, DE (Solo)

2010
drushba piter animation, galerie carstensen, Hamburg, DE (Solo)

2009
homestories, Hamburger Stadtmodell, Hamburg, DE (Group)

2009
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
Hostal d'en Bauló 13,
07001 Palma de Mallorca
arina.antonova@gmail.com