Maria Loboda, The Chosen, 2019 at the Henry Moore Institute for Yorkshire Sculpture International. Photography Jerry Hardman-Jones. Courtesy of the artist and Maisterravalbuena.

Maria Loboda

Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

Inspired by anthropology, linguistics and archaeology Maria Loboda (b. 1979, Krakow) unravels the assignation of meaning to symbols and objects throughout history, re-imagining them into new combinations.

For Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019, Loboda created a number of lamps, inspired by a 1920s French design, each encasing select insects. Titled The Chosen, each is a reminder of the human implications and fallibilities in collecting for preservation and what ultimately becomes historical fact.

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Loboda studied at Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Städelschule, Frankfurt. Recent exhibitions include To Build a Business that will Never Know Completion, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City (2019); Sitting Here Bored Like a Leopard, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (2018) and Volcano Extravaganza 2016, Fiorucci Art Trust’s annual festival on Stromboli.

B. 1979, Krakow, Poland
Lives and works in Berlin

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