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Ira Eduardovna

Winter Workspace 2016

Pictured above: That. There. Then. 2012
Six-channel video installation (in Russian with English subtitles)
Courtesy of the artist

Ira Eduardovna reconstructs narratives related to her personal history, examining issues of migration and identity in flux through non-linear story telling. Her works examine the intersections of video, performance, architecture and the influence of architecture on the experience of time and memory. Often embedding herself and family members in filmic narratives, Eduardovna’s work presents the familial structure as a model of society as a whole, while examining the changes that occur in the family once it has been displaced into a different societal structure, or once that structure collapses. During the Workspace, she will film a site-specific video piece responding to Wave Hill’s architecture, natural landscape and other indoor and outdoor spaces.

Eduardovna was raised in Uzbekistan in the former Soviet Union until she immigrated to Israel in 1990. She currently lives and works in New York. Her work has been shown internationally in Israel, Europe and the U.S., including in solo shows at Momenta Art in Brooklyn, NY and Braverman Gallery in Tel Aviv, Israel. Group shows include the Israel Museum in Jerusalem; Bat Yam Museum of Contemporary Art in Bat Yam, Israel; Postmasters and Fridman Gallery in New York, NY; the galleries at the Royal College of Art in London; Helen Day Art Center in Stowe, VT; and the Loop Video Art Festival in Barcelona, Spain. She is the recipient of grants from Artis, the Ostrovsky Family Fund, NYSCA Electronic Media and Film, and Asylum Arts. Eduardovna received a BA from the Holon Academic Institute of Technology at Tel Aviv University and an MFA from Hunter College, City University of New York. 

The Arts at Wave Hill are supported by Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts.