BIO

 

Letta Shtohryn works predominantly with new media, sculpture and imagery. Her academic background is in Philosophy/Sociology, Photography and Digital Art (MFA). She is currently a PhD candidate at The Immersive Lab, University of Malta.

Selected exhibitions/ residencies

 

Strangers in a strange land group show curated by Unfinished Art Space @Muza, (MT); An Area of some importance (part 2) @Offsiteproject google maps residency; Algorithmic Oracle @ VideoVortexXII, by Institute of Network Cultures, Spazju Kreattiv (MT); LisbonLQ1.jpeg @ Zaratan Arte Contemporanea, Lisbon (PT); Object, Objecc, Objetc @SpazjuKreattiv (MT); Algorithmic Oracle at Vanity Projects (by Daata.Art), Miami, (USA); Little Hell Gate playlist by Daata.Art  at Frieze talks, Frieze Art Fair, New York, (USA);  Dream Catcher group show by Daata x Phillips at The Box @ Phillips, New York, (USA);  An area of some importance at Digitalartistresidency.org;  Textile Memory @AIRWRO, Wroclaw, (PL). The Tension of Things Unsaid @ Listastofan, Reykjavik, (IC); Christmas at my parents’ house @ Roundabout LX, Lisbon, (PT);  Now no longer – Now not yet @ Spazju Kreattiv, (MT).:

Artist Statement 

Being ceaselessly inspired by deception, Letta looks for the origins of the real and the artifice, exploring the fine line between truth and myth-making. As a method, Letta employs speculative investigations, storytelling, sci-fi inspired amalgamations, using new media, sculpture, video games, commercial goods and imagery. In her work, she investigates the entangled relationship between the physical and digital realm, post-human thought, and the future. She engages with layers of “reality” that are at odds with each other as well as investigates social constructs and paradoxes. Often her research-based practice can be found combining the historical and the contemporary looking for the interrelation between the current technology and the early (pre)industrial practices. Letta’s work also explores gender constructs and gender representation, as part of her identity is being a full-time woman.
 

( Short version )

 Letta Shtohryn utilises critical media reflections linking the digital with the tangible, the historic with the current projecting subtle feminist undertones. Letta’s work can be finds space between the digital and the posthuman coexisting in a world that is increasingly governed by algorithms.


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