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 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, providing a distinctive woman's perspective and a personal commentary on these critical issues. In addition to these themes, her work also explores the emotional and psychological aspects of our relationship with food, aiming to foster a deeper understanding of the intricate connections between art, food, and the human experience.

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

Latvia Ceramics Biennale, Mark Rothko Art Centre, Daugavpils, LV

Internation Ceramic Biennale, Talavera, ES

Nominated for the Martinsons Award 2023, Daugavpils, LV

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

Variable Instructions, Space 776 Gallery, New York, US (Group)

Abstracció Transversal, Centre Cultural Sa Mina, Lloseta, ES (Group)

Call to Action, AAA Studio, Palma de Mallorca, ES (Solo)

Sculpted Stories, AAA Studio, Palma de Mallorca, ES (Group)

Captured Stillness, Le Nouveau Vallon, Geneva, CH (Group)

Martinsons Award International Exhibition, Mark Rothko Art Centre, Daugavpils, LV (Group)

Clay Canvas, Espace l’Aurore, Lausanne, CH (Group)

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, Kammgarn, Schaffhausen, CH (Group)

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

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

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