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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