Arcadia: Into The Blue
Miami Art Basel
December 2nd - December 7th 2014
ARCADIA: Into the Blue, saw Viktor create a solo installation within Miami Art Basel that included 7 works. A continuation from her New York solo exhibition, Viktor again sought to immerse her audience into her golden world and philosophies by creating a visually striking blue moment for reflection within the maze of white wall galleries. Four new works were created specifically for the exhibition.
Gallery 151 / New York
May 22nd - July 10th 2014
Viktor’s debut solo exhibition ARCADIA created an immersive visual experience inviting the audience into her golden world. The Ancient Egyptians believed there were three key ingredients to beauty: symmetry, proportion, and harmony. Viktor seeks to modernize these concepts through neoclassical language.
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Africa Forecast: Fashioning Contemporary Life
Spelman Musueum of Fine Art / Spelman College, Atlanta
September 15th 2016 - December 3rd 2016
The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art unveils Africa Forecast: Fashioning Contemporary Life, an exhibition celebrating the museum's 20th anniversary. The exhibition positions fashion through two overlapping perspectives: an ever-changing global marketplace and the unique ways that black women throughout the African Diaspora construct their lives. Africa Forecast features work by artists and designers who shape, imagine, and redefine the impact of lifestyle in highly imaginative ways. In the context of Africa Forecast, style serves as endless inspiration for new approaches to dressing, social relationships, and activism. The exhibition provides a dynamic snapshot of this global reflection on style through garments, photography, video, painting, and sculpture.
The Woven Arc
The Cooper Gallery / Harvard University, Boston
May 20th 2016 - July 16th 2016
The Woven Arc explores the visual dialogues between an unusual selection of artworks not usually posed in conversation with each other: figurative and abstract sculptures, paintings, prints, and textiles, along with mixed media and performance-based video. On View from the permanent collection—a Yinka Shonibare Food Faerie, a Nick Cave Soundsuit, and a conceptual piece by Peter Sacks—inspired us to consider other artworks that vibrate and move with sumptuous surfaces, embedded texts, an overt and oblique presence of the black body, and our historical legacies of the African and African American experience.
Featured artworks by El Anatsui, Nick Cave, Glenn Ligon, Grace Ndiritu, Tim Rollins and K.O.S., Peter Sacks, Yinka Shonibare, and Lina Iris Viktor. They share charged, tangential and symbolic aesthetics that resonate across the galleries. The works are activated by an array of legacy textiles and hats, selected by David Adjaye—installation in collaboration with the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
Art of Jazz : Form / Performance / Notes
The Cooper Gallery + Harvard Art Museums / Harvard University, Boston
February 3rd - May 8th 2016
Art of Jazz: Form/Performance/Notes, a three-part exhibition at The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art held in collaboration with the Harvard Art Museums, explores the interaction between jazz music and the visual arts. With more than 70 pieces ranging from early jazz age objects to mid-century jazz ephemera to contemporary works by established African American artists, the exhibition explores the beginnings of jazz and traces how it was embraced internationally as an art form, a social movement and music iconography for Black expression.
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Intagible Beauty : Beautiful Women & The Endless Void
Kasher|Potamkin Gallery / New York
September 6th - November 1st 2014
Intangible Beauty: Beautiful Women and the Endless Void explores the intrigue of Woman through a dialectic of remoteness and closeness. Glamour requires distance: the possibility of the ideal that leaves us room to dream. But in order to create desire, the images must ignite a spark of familiarity. That is the aching void the viewer chooses to how to fill. That is what the fantasy woman offers us: the continual renewal of unfulfilled desire. They are wholly devoted to their lovers and entirely free.
Intangible Beauty is an homage to the dream woman: her power, her mystery, and her allure. It is an exploration of what she teaches us about ourselves, and the beautiful endless void which we fill with our desires.The installation featured works from over forty emerging, mid-career, and established artists - many of whom are female.
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