Margarita Ivy (1998) born in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, lives and works in Prague. She is currently finishing her education at the studio of Intermedia Art of Michal Pěchouček at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. She works with death and reflects on it based on childhood memories and her own symbolism.
The metamorphosis of her strongest childhood memories-en-counters with death, into tenderly sacred, posthumous animal stories became a necessary means of self-preservation, a process as natural to her as death had become. She carefully dips the animals into a formaldehyde bath and gradually deposits them into airy epoxy environments. It is precisely in that toxic, loving process that the more conscious “big kids,” who have already asked themselves questions about the meaning of existence, find solace.
SELECTION OF SOLO EXHIBITIONS
100 days, NIKA-mala galerie UMPRUM, Prague
Kitten in Apricot Jam, Karpuchina Gallery, Prague
Янголятка/Little Angels, Ultravagant, Prague
SELECTION OF GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Do Not Marry at 18 with Natalis Repkovska, Tomáš Višnovský, Experimentálna institucía washed, Prague
NO FEAR, group exhibition of UMPRUM students - atelier of Intermedia, Prague
OUTSOURCING: group exhibition of UMPRUM students - atelier of Intermedia, Prague