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Alina Kunitsyna

Type: TV – Documentary
Director: Carl Hollmann
Length: 45 min
Status: in production

Alina Kunitsyna (b. 1981 in Minsk, Belarus) lives and works in Vienna and Damtschach, Austria. She studied at Lycee of Art, Minsk and the University of Art and Design, Linz, graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna in 2007.

During her time in Minsk, Kunitsyna studied the still lives of the Renaissance period, both the theoretical and practical extensively. These artworks contained precious objects like orthodox garments, ancient decanters or featured vanitas motifs. The imitation of this époque made an experience that laid the foundation for her practice. Today Kunitsyna seeks inspiration in current pop culture, everyday life and art history combining these elements in the context of capricious jokes and allegories that capture the bewilderment of contemporary life.

Kunitsyna has received the following awards: ArtPrize Volksbank, Klagenfurt, 2011; Prize for Visual arts of State, Carinthia, 2009 and the BACA Artprize, 2005. Her work can be found in significant collections such as: Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Artothek des Bundes Wien, Museum Moderner Kunst Kärnten and Bank Austria Kunstsammlung.