Drawing on personal heritage and fictional future projections, Sophia Al-Maria’s protagonists reflect on the narratives and languages they have inherited as children of various colonial legacies.
Irina Drozd was born in 1983. She attended art schools from an early age and studied at the St. Petersburg State Academy of Art and Design, faculty of monumental and decorative painting, and the Higher Art School in Berlin.
She has exhibited in numerous galleries and museums in St. Petersburg as well as beyond, including solo exhibits in Zurich and Moscow and group exhibitions in Paris and in The Netherlands.
She is part of the Nepokorennye studio in St. Petersburg where she lives and works.