The Pillow
porcelain, glass bits, 70 x 80 x 40cm, 2007

What we remember from our past is usually as fragmented as it is inaccurate. Carrying around the baggage of our stories, adding facts to them in our minds, we fictionalize the past for reasons that remain unknown even to ourselves.

Vika Mitrichenko gathers various threads of her personal memories and recreates them in visually striking and oftentimes witty ceramic sculptures.

Excerpt from her artist statement:

"Within my installations, I utilize family tales and personal anecdotes to create multi-layered narratives which reflect the complexity of subjective experience. Some frequent questions that I deal with in my work are: Is memory a domestic setting? Is the embellishment of memory simply a coping mechanism? Are decorative elements a means of giving significance to the mundanity of life? If so, does this dynamic mirror the nature of recollection? A recurring formal aspect of my work is the ordering of interrelated objects as a means of regaining control over the absurdity of memory. If deriving true meaning from recaptured experience is futile and even utopian, my practice attempts to lay bare the philosophical contradictions of the "self" in equilibrium with memory."

SOURCE: Artist website."

13 Trophy Cups
porcelain, stoneware, 2010-13

Grandmother’s Treasures & Grandfather’s Predilections
porcelain, wood, color prints, 1000x250x200cm, 2007

CV

Born in Minsk, BY, lives and works in Amsterdam, NL

Education

2005- Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam, NL
2000-04 Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, NL
1994-97 Belarusian Academy of Arts, Minsk, BY

Fellowships/stipends/Residencies

2006-07 Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, NL
2006 Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs/DCO/IC, NL
2007 ABN-AMRO Bank, Amsterdam, NL
2008 Basisstipendium Mondriaan Fund, NL
2010 Subsidy for 'The Trophy Cups' project, AFK/Mondriaan Fund NL
2012 Basisstipendium Mondriaan Fund, NL

2008-2015
Docent of Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Ceramic department, Amsterdam, NL
Selected for Grote Amsterdamse Kunstkalender 2016

Nature Morte
ceramics, metal, 230 x 90 x 150cm, 2004

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