Pillow (Man, back), 1996
From the project Daddy Needs to Relax
Plaster, ink
25 1/2 x 23 1/2 x 9 in.

Top Management, 2013
From the project Without a Title
Laminated print on vinyl, board, parachute silk
75 x 118 in.

Dacha, 2012
From the project Renovation
Print on shaped canvas, acrylics, oil
12 x 25 1/2 in. (30.5 x 64.8 cm)

Passage, 2012
From the project Renovation
Print on shaped canvas, acrylics, oil
9 1/2 x 10 in. (24 x 25.4 cm)

Still from three-channel video Without a Title, 2013

Skin #12, Hassan, 2010
From Skins, 2010
Eco-solvent inkjet print on latex. Text is printed on clear adhesive vinyl
37 x 44 in.

Skin #4, Brooke, 2010
From the series Skins
Eco-solvent inkjet print on latex
Text is printed on clear adhesive vinyl
33 1/2 x 33 1/2 in.

Skin #1, Timmy, 2010
From the series Skins
Eco-solvent inkjet print on latex
Text is printed on clear adhesive vinyl
36 2/3 x 29 1/2 in.
 

Figure Skaters, 2013
From the project Without a Title
Print on canvas, pastel
60 x 125 in.

Pillow (Man, front), 1996
From the project Daddy Needs to Relax
Plaster, ink
27 1/2 x 25 1/2 x 10 in.

Still from three-channel video Without a Title, 2013

Still from three-channel video Without a Title, 2013

Hoodie, 2012
From Renovation, 2012
Print on shaped canvas, acrylics, oil
17 x 11 in.

Skin #10, Alison, 2010
From the series Skins
Eco-solvent inkjet print on latex
Text is printed on clear adhesive vinyl
26 x 27 1/2 in.

Skin #8, John Wilson, 2010
From the series Skins
Eco-solvent inkjet print on latex
Text is printed on clear adhesive vinyl
37 1/2 x 33 1/2 in.

Skin #3, Badri, 2010
From Skins, 2010
Eco-solvent inkjet print on latex. Text is printed on clear adhesive vinyl
33 1/2 x 31 1/2 in. (85.1 x 80 cm)

Skin #9, Xi Yu, 2010
Eco-solvent inkjet print on latex
Text is printed on clear adhesive vinyl
29 x 28 1/2 in.

Pillow (Woman), 1996
From the project Daddy Needs to Relax
Plaster, ink
23 1/2 x 21 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.

Press Release

Nailya Alexander Gallery is pleased to present “Irina Nakhova: Moscow Diary,” opening on Wednesday, April 2nd, 6-8pm, at the Fuller Building, 41 East 57th Street, Suite 704 (corner of Madison Avenue). The exhibition will run through May 17th, 2014. Gallery hours are 11am-6pm, Tuesday through Saturday, and by appointment.

Irina Nakhova (b. 1955), an installation artist and academically trained painter, shares her home and studio between Moscow and New Jersey. She graduated from the Moscow Institute of Graphic Arts in 1978 and is a member of the unofficial artists’ group, now known as the Moscow Conceptual School. She has been a member of the Moscow Union of Artists since 1986. Nakhova achieved wide acclaim for her Rooms (1983-7), the first "total installation" in Russia.

Nakhova has been selected to represent Russia in the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015, where she will be the first woman to have a solo exhibition in the history of the Russian Pavilion. In 2013, she won Russia’s prestigious Kandinsky Prize for Project of the Year. 

Our presentation will feature the installation Without a Title, exhibited at last year’s Kandinsky Prize, and shown for the first time in the United Sates. This installation uses manipulated photographs in a variety of media from Nakhova’s personal and family archive that dates from the 1920’s to the present. Also featured are Skins (2009), photo sculptures Pillows (1997) and several paintings from the installation Renovation (2012).

Nakhova has had over 30 solo exhibitions in North America, Europe, and Russia. She taught contemporary art at Wayne State University in Detroit (MI), Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh (PA), and The International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg, Austria. Her artwork is in museums and private collections in France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States.