London gallery opens solo exhibition of Russian artist

December 1, 2016 Alexandra Guzeva, RBTH
Moscow-based Irina Korina's first solo show in London opens on Dec. 2. Her audio-video installation 'Destined to be Happy' will transform the gallery into an immersive environment for visitors.
Irina Korina
Irina Korina. "Destined to be Happy" exhibition at London's GRAD gallery. Source: Press photo

The first solo exhibition of Moscow-based artist Irina Korina opens on Dec. 2 at London's GRAD, a gallery specializing in art, design and culture of Russia and Eastern Europe. The gallery curators announced that the artist will create "a site-specific audio-visual installation," transforming the gallery space into an "immersive environment."


The installation Destined to be Happy will be a comparison of contrasting concepts: global and local, epic and colloquial, physical and virtual. Through these juxtapositions, the artist seeks to explore human nature.

Irina Korina. "Destined to be Happy" exhibition at London's GRAD gallery. / Source: Press photoIrina Korina. "Destined to be Happy" exhibition at London's GRAD gallery. / Source: Press photo

Korina, born in Moscow, is a relative of prominent Socialist Realist painter Pavel Korin. She works as a theater and film designer, while also creating her own sculptures and paintings.



In 2009, she was among a group of artists who represented Russia at the Venice Biennale. Her recent exhibitions have included solo shows at the Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art and Stella Art Foundation (Russia), as well as recent group shows at Mukha (Antwerp), Saatchi Gallery (London), and Kielhaus (Berlin).

"Destined to be Happy" is open at GRAD gallery from Dec. 2, 2016 until Feb. 28, 2017

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