Suprainfinit at Feria Material, Vol. 10
We are delighted to take part in the 10th edition of Feria Material in Mexico City. For the gallery's second participation in Mexico City, we will be showing a lively dialogue between female artists Bora Baboçi, Daria Koltsova and Klara Zetterholm.
Bora Baboçi (b. 1988, Tirana) lives in Tirana, Albania. She studied architectural design and theory at the University of Toronto, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires, and has a master’s degree from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Since 2017 she has developed an independent practice of diffusing her spatial research with visual and performative arts.
Her practice entails drawing, sculpture, performance and photography, being drawn to the connection between landscape and constructive elements, spatial and affective encounters, embodied memory through time and space. Baboçi’s new series of works, newly created for Material Art Fair, continues her interest in architecture as extension of the body, as well as the creation of mental spaces and memories that architecture enables.
Daria Koltsova is one of the remarkable figures of the contemporary Ukrainian scene in these difficult times for her people, subjected to the atrocities of war. Born in 1987 in Kharkiv, Ukraine, and a graduate of the Academy of Design and Art in the same city, majoring in art history and theory, she initially settled in Kyiv. With the outbreak of war, she took refuge first in Berlin and then in Oxford, Great Britain. The artist frequently returns to Odessa, her native country, to work there.
Her artistic work, which includes installations, performances and videos, brings together political and personal dimensions. Her works succeed in making current geo-political or social situations sensitive and tangible, by associating their intimate perceptions and their repercussions on individuals. Moving away from an attempt at realistic representation, she gives form to new images, sometimes derived from historical or iconographic research. Since the annexation of Crimea by Russia and the war in Donbass in 2014, she has been working on the effects of war and questioning the possibilities of protections and resiliencies.
Memory, displacement, silenced bodies, and the ambiguous relationship of protection-fragility are some of the topics addressed by Koltsova. The artist’s memories stretch as an unlimited ray of light, diluting constantly in her head yet wanting to manifest as visibly as possible. On the verge of destruction caused by the war, the artist creates and thus reveals multiple possibilities of resilience and hope.
Klara Zetterholm (b. 1991, Stockholm, SE) describes her works as situated broadly in the field of sculpture, involving painting, installation, and assemblage. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Art in Stockholm in 2022 and her MFA exhibition was awarded a grant from the Bonnier Foundation. Her latest works include bas-reliefs, mostly engaging in faking and forging materials and antiqueness through patina, motifs, and faux stone or wood painting. With a background in scenography and decor painting, the artist employs methods used in stage and set design in order to create false narratives, mainly of archeology and natural history. Drawn to ideas of nonlinear time, mythological figures and science fiction, her works convey a sense of uncanniness and reflections on binaries such as the ultramodern and the prehistoric, the prosperous and the apocalyptic.
SUPRAINFINIT's participation at Feria Material Vol. 10 in Mexico City is part of the gallery's wider project Women in the Arts supported by UniCredit Bank Romania.