BIO

Letta Shtohryn (Ukraine/EU) is an artist and researcher. She works predominantly with media art, sculpture and imagery. Her academic background is in Philosophy/Sociology (University of Vienna), Photography (Kunstschule Wien) and Digital Art (MFA/ UM). 
Letta is the founder of digital platform Whatdowedonow.xyz and holds the position of Research Excellence Award Fellow at The Immersion Lab, University of Malta.

Artist Statement 

Letta Shtohryn (Ukraine/EU) investigates the entangled relationship between the physical and digital realm. She explores embodiment through a posthumanist lens, considering non-human life forms, machines, avatars, aliens, monsters, ghosts. 
Being inspired by deception, Letta also explores the interconnectedness between fact and myth-making. As a method, she employs speculative investigations, world building and storytelling. Her tools range between virtual reality, augmented reality, textile, sculpture, video, machinima and imagery. Often her research 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.

 Selected shows/ residencies

A dream of unfiltered air @Réseaux-mondes (w/The Wrong.org), Centre Pompidou, Paris (FR); Life on Mars might not want to be found @Such stuff as worlds are made on, Spazju Kreattiv, (MT); A dream of unfiltered air@ Nuit Blanche, Paris(FR) / Thewrong.tv; Avatars as companion species @TheWrong.TV/ Canal180; Crypto H(e)aven 2.0 @ Beforetheydeletethis.com collaboration with Kat Zavada; Offshore bakery at Debatable Lands, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna (AT); Algorithmic Oracle @Milan machinima festival, Digital art week, Milan (IT); Woman, Holding (2020) @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, Miami, (USA); Little Hell Gate at Frieze Art Fair, New York, (USA);  Dream Catcher at The Box @ Phillips, New York, (USA);  An area of some importance at Digitalartistresidency.org;  Textile Memory @AIRWRO (Strefa Kultury Wrocław/Blitz Valletta residency exchange), Wrocław, (PL). 


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