Letta Shtohryn works predominantly with new media, sculpture and imagery. Her academic background is in Philosophy/Sociology (University of Vienna), Photography (The Vienna Art School) and MFA Digital Art (University of Malta /2016)
Selected exhibitions/ residencies
Strangers in a strange land group show curated by Unfinished Art Space @Muza, Malta; Algorithmic Oracle @ VideoVortexXII, by Institute of Network Cultures, Spazju Kreattiv (MT); LisbonLQ1.jpeg @ Zaratan Arte Contemporanea, Lisbon (PT); Object, Objecc, Objetc @SpazjuKreattiv (MT); Algorithmic Oracle at Vanity Projects (by Daata Editions), Miami, USA; Little Hell Gate group show by Daata Editions at Frieze Art Fair, New York, USA; Dream Catcher group show by Daata x Phillips at The Box @ Phillips, New York, USA; An area of some importance at Digitalartistresidency.org;
The Tension of Things Unsaid @ Listastofan, Reykjavik, IC;
Christmas at my parents’ house @ Roundabout LX, Lisbon, PT;
Now no longer - Now not yet @ Spazju Kreattiv, MT.
Concerned by our relationship to the digital realm, Letta explores our intertwined coexistence with it. As a method, she employs speculative strategies, poetics and metaphysical investigations that respond to aspects of digital development using new media, sculpture, video games, commercial goods and imagery.
Being ceaselessly inspired by deception, Letta looks for the origins of the real and the artifice, exploring the fine line between truth and myth-making. Often her research-based practice can be found combining the historical and the contemporary looking for the interrelation between the current technology and the early (pre)industrial practices. Letta's work also explores gender constructs and gender representation, as part of her identity is being a full-time woman.
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