Iryna Fedorenko

Iryna Fedorenko is one of the most famous Ukrainian artists with over 20 years of creative experience. In the past two years her works have been displayed in more than 40 exhibitions in museums and galleries in Europe, USA and China under her creative alias Semira.

Born in Mariupol she lived and worked in Kyiv until she fled Ukraine at the beginning of the war. She now lives with her son and mother in Munich.

Iryna is also a renowned art critic. She studied painting, culture and art at the National Academy of Management of Culture and Art of Ukraine, had internship at The Andy Warhol Museum of Modern Art, at the Museum of Ukrainian Art in Slovakia, at The Italian Ca’Foscari University of Venice, participated in conferences in Boston (USA), Oxford and Cambridge (UK).

Iryna is actively involved in the promotion of modern art in Ukraine. She founded ukrainian art project #Names and two international art projects: the exhibition “DIFFERENT X” and the International Festival of Modern Art “TRACE“.

Iryna Fedorenko

Iryna Fedorenko is one of the most famous Ukrainian artists with over 20 years of creative experience. In the past two years her works have been displayed in more than 40 exhibitions in museums and galleries in Europe, USA and China under her creative alias Semira.

Born in Mariupol she lived and worked in Kyiv until she fled Ukraine at the beginning of the war. She now lives with her son and mother in Munich.

Iryna is also a renowned art critic. She studied painting, culture and art at the National Academy of Management of Culture and Art of Ukraine, had internship at The Andy Warhol Museum of Modern Art, at the Museum of Ukrainian Art in Slovakia, at The Italian Ca’Foscari University of Venice, participated in conferences in Boston (USA), Oxford and Cambridge (UK).

Iryna is actively involved in the promotion of modern art in Ukraine. She founded ukrainian art project #Names and two international art projects: the exhibition “DIFFERENT X” and the International Festival of Modern Art “TRACE“.

Iryna Fedorenko

Art

In her work Iryna focusses on portraits and is especially  fascinated by eyes. The deep look of some people is an endless source of inspiration for her.

Through images of faces and eyes she takes us with her into the depth of the character and the inner world of deepest human feelings and emotions.

Iryna Fedorenko

Art

In her work Iryna focusses on portraits and is especially  fascinated by eyes. The deep look of some people is an endless source of inspiration for her.

Through images of faces and eyes she takes us with her into the depth of the character and the inner world of deepest human feelings and emotions.

Current works

After narrowly escaping the bombing of her home town Mariupol in March 2022, she started to depict this historic moment by creating the “Children of War” series that beautifully expresses the astonishment und incredulity about the war in Ukraine.

Awards

2020 – Award for her contribution to the development of Ukrainian art and art management. She became one of the TOP-100 outstanding women in Kyiv city.

2020 – Laureate of the Second National Award “Best Ukrainian Woman in the Profession” as an Artist.

2020 – Laureate of the project “Leaders of Ukraine” in the nomination Artist of the Year.

 2021 – Laureate of the III National Award “The Best Professional Ukrainian“, Fine Arts.

2021 – Laureate of the National Rating “TOP-100 successful women in Kyiv city“. An award for a significant contribution to building a decent standard of living, a high level of human culture and economic development of Ukraine

Portraits

Sketches and other works

Upcoming exhibitions

2022 – Participation in the exhibition “WE STAND WITH UKRAINE“, Columbus Museum of Art (CMA), Columbus, Ohio, USA

2022 – Participation in the Charity Auction “NAMYSTO”, Goldens Auction House, Kyiv, Ukraine

2022 – Participation in the ART-FORUM ”UKRAINIAN ART IN ITALY”, Rome, Italy

2022 – Participation in the Art Exhibition and Art Auction #59. Rietumu Bank, Artembassy, Riga, Latvia

2022 – Participation in the “UKRAINIAN ART AGAINST VIOLENCE” VENIS ART GALLERY at the 59th  Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

2022 – Participation in the KOLIBRI-KUNST KABINETT “ART MUC”, Munich, Germany

2022 – Participation in the exhibition “Art
against violence”, Pittsburgh, 
Pennsylvania, USA

2022 – Participation in exhibition ”CHILDREN OF WAR” in the “ART MUC”, Munich, Germany

2022 – Participation in exhibition “Ukrainian
design against violence”, Milano Design Week, Milano, Italy

2022 – Participation in the “STROKE ART FAIR”, Munich, Germany

2022 – Participation in the “HAMBURG ZEIGT KUNST”, Hamburg, Germany