SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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Black Exodus: Act I  Materia prima

Amar Gallery | London, United Kingdom

September 12th — October 31st 2017

 

Bringing together new and existing abstract works in a solely black and gold colour palette, Black Exodus renegotiates artistic and socio-political definitions of “blackness", whilst exploring existing narratives surrounding race and the African diaspora. The exhibition marks the first ‘Act’ in an evolving series for the artist.

 

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The New York Times, The Guardian, The Times UK, Blouin ArtInfo, CNN, BBC

Evening Standard, Artsy, Art Africa, Twin Magazine, Hunger Magazine

 

Arcadia

Gallery 151 | New York, 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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V Magazine, Visionaire, Black Book, a la Champ, Flaunt Magazine

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

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Africa Forecast:  Fashioning Contemporary Life

Spelman Musueum of Fine Art | Spelman College, Atlanta, Georgia

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 anniversaryThe 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.

 

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Featured Artworks

 

The Woven Arc

The Cooper Gallery | Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts 

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. 

 

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Featured Artworks

 

Art of Jazz : Form / Performance / Notes

Harvard Art Museums & The Cooper Gallery | Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts

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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Featured Artworks

Avenir, Avenir Africa, BBC, The Culture Trip, Happening, Schön! Magazine

 

EXHIBITONS LIST


Black Exodus: Act I — Materia Prima, lina iris viktor,

Amar Gallery | London, United Kingdom

12 September  — 20 October, 2017

 

Line, Motions and Ritual,

Magnan Metz | New York, New York

12 July  — 18 August, 2017

 

Back Stories,

Mariane Ibrahim Gallery | Seattle, Washington

25 January — 25 March, 2017

 

As The Cosmos Unfolds (Formationism 1.),

The Cob Gallery | London, United Kingdom

10 November — 3 December, 2016

 

Sisters of the Moon,

Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft | Louisville, Kentucky

15 October — 8 January, 2017

 

Africa Forecast: Fashioning Contemporary life,

Spelman College Museum of Fine Arts | Atlanta, Georgia

15 September — 3 December, 2016

 

The Woven Arc,

The Cooper Gallery | Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts

20 May — 16 July, 2016

 

Art of Jazz: Form, Performance, Notes,

The Cooper Gallery & Harvard Art Museums | Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts

3 February — 8 May, 2016

 

Arcadia: Into the Blue, Lina Iris Viktor,

Scope International Contemporary Art Show | Miami Art Basel

2 December — 7 December, 2014

 

Intangible Beauty: Beautiful Women & the Endless Void,

 Kasher|Potamkin Gallery | New York, New York

6 September — 1 November, 2014

 

Arcadia, Lina Iris Viktor,

Gallery 151 | New York, New York

22 May — 10 July, 2014

 

Delusions,

 Rox Gallery | New York, New York

17 September — 31 October, 2013