Masha Sha, untitled, 2013

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Masha Sha

The STRABAG Art Forum is pleased to cordially invite you to the opening of the exhibition by the Russian artist Masha Sha, who was awarded at the STRABAG Artaward International 2014.

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
Art lounge in the STRABAG house
Donau-City-Strasse 9, 1220 Vienna

Welcome: Mag. Manfred Rosenauer, Member of the Management Board, STRABAG AG
About the exhibition: Goschka Gawlik, curator, art critic and jury member STRABAG Artaward International

In the exhibition "Unrest", Masha Sha, who was born in the extreme northeast of Russia in 1982, presents new drawings that were created during her stay at the STRABAG Artstudio. Coming from video art, the artist only left a few years ago - when she moved to the USA - turned towards the drawing as an artistic medium. The moving image suddenly seemed too controlled, constructed and technology-dependent, the drawing, however, represents unlimited freedom for the artist. Masha Sha's works are spontaneous and expressive, characterized by the clash of figurative and abstract elements she tries to capture the movement of inner states of mind by means of rough lines.

Duration of the exhibition: October 3rd - October 31st, 2014


1982: born in Chukotka, RUS / born in Chukotka, RUS
2000 - 2005: St. Petersburg State University of Culture and Art, RUS
2007 - 2010: Department of Media Study, State University of New York, Buffalo, USA
2010 - 2011 Selznick School of Film Preservation, Rochester (NY), USA
lives and works in St. Petersburg, RUS / lives and works in St. Petersburg, RUS