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. She holds the position of Research Excellence Award Fellow at The Immersion Lab, University of Malta.
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
Lois. Monstrous encounters.
(w/ Bekka Heathcote (UK), Florinda Camilleri (MT), Lena Wolfe (NYC) Part of Goldsmiths Mocap Streamer Residency showcase. At Goldsmiths University, London, UK / Online
Such stuff as worlds are made on
(w/ Anna Dumitriu/Alex May, Bettina Hutschek, Antje Liemann, Dafne, Kornelia Remo Klokk, Tabita Rezaire, Jenna Sutela, Rakel Vella), at Spazju Kreattiv, (MT);
A dream of unfiltered air at Réseaux-mondes (w/The Wrong.org), Centre Pompidou, Paris (FR);
A dream of unfiltered air at 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 at machinima festival, Digital art week, Milan (IT); Woman, Holding (2020) at Muza, (MT);
An Area of some importance at Offsiteproject google maps residency;
VideoVortexXII by Institute of Network Cultures, at Spazju Kreattiv (MT);
LisbonLQ1.jpeg at Zaratan Arte Contemporanea, Lisbon (PT);
Object, Objecc, Objetc at SpazjuKreattiv (MT);
Algorithmic Oracle at Vanity Projects, Miami, (USA);
Little Hell Gate at Frieze Art Fair, New York, (USA); Dream Catcher at The Box at Phillips, New York, (USA);
Textile Memory at AIRWRO (Strefa Kultury Wrocław/Blitz Valletta residency exchange), Wrocław, (PL).
Hunting For Ghosts In The Algorithms | Letta Shtohryn By Theodor Rejlic @Maltatoday.
Projekt “Garderoba wspomnień” @virtualculture.pl (AirWRO residency)
Why the Azure Window lives on | Andrew Pace and Letta Shtohryn By Theodor Rejlic @Maltatoday March 2018
Beforetheydeletethis / by Doreen Ríos @anti-materia.org (MX)
Such stuff as worlds are made on @University of Malta(MT)