Perspectives on Love in the Digital Age
Love, Sex & Swipes in wool
Éva Ostrowska (b.1989) is a French visual artist whose mixed media work critiques social dynamics and romantic relationships using a raw and unapologetic combination of humor, sarcasm, and irony.
Ostrowska provides a commentary on love and relationships in the digital era, the dissonance of which is made even more impactful through the use of ancient mediums such as weaving and knitting to depict modern digital realities like the text message. Ostrowska’s focus is on how the Internet and electronic communication has changed the way that we love, commit and build our relationships. She reflects the vulnerabilities, humiliations, paranoias and anxieties that can be experienced as part of this brave new world of ‘love on the screen’.
On July 16th, 2016, Ostrowska married herself as a celebration of self-victory following her fiancé’s infidelity.
On February 14th, 2022, she also married herself in the Metaverse, in Decentraland.
Ostrowska's work has been featured in international publications and has been exhibited internationally; her work is held in public and private collections around the world, including The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York.
She currently lives and works in Bretagne, France.
Lecture at NYU, New York University, Arts and Pragmatism: New Issues, Pragmatism applied to Web 3.0: a case study of Sologamist Marriage in the Metaverse, on March 30th, 2022. more infos
The New York Times, The private collection of the Museum of Modern Art of New York,
Paris Sorbonne Press Library, The Franklin Furnace Archives, Aesthetica Magazine, The Archive Collective Magazine - Best of our open curation board, Phroom Magazine, Cprint Magazine, C-41 Magazine, Soundvision Magazine, Badbooks ltd, RGSP Magazine, Switch Magazine, Blasfemia Magazine, Cobblescope, Springtide magazine, Times Out New York, Czech Online, The United Nations Press, The Japan Foundation, The Curator Choice, Underdogs, Love Zine, New Blaze, The Village Voice, The Lincoln Center, The Jan Hus Playhouse, Soundvision Mag, Closer, M6 TV, Metronews, LCI, The New Harlem Theater, The Gotham Comedy Club, La MaMa, Art &.
PUBLIC AND MUSEUM COLLECTIONS
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Library, New York, USA.
The Franklin Furnace Archives, Brooklyn, USA.
The Photobookshow Archives, Brighton, UK.
L'art du Care dans l'Art de prédire l'Avenir, Master thesis, Sorbonne Press Librairy, Paris 2019.
The Happiest Day of My Life, self-published book, Paris, 2019.
Switch, Issue 56, quarterly magazine, by Switch Magazine, Italy, 2019.
Underdogs, Issue 16, collective publication, by Underdogs, Paris, 2018.
Screenshot, Issue 03, bi-annual, collective publication, by ScreenShot Magazine, London, 2018.
Lovely Head, Collective book publication published by Soundvision Magazine, London, 2016.
Ma Petite Chérie, self-published book, Bilbao, 2016.
You are Mine, zine published by Badbooks ltd editions, New York City, 2016.
The Social Life of the Book, collective publication with Oscar Thuazon, EBABX, Bordeaux, 2012.
Ma Petite Chérie has been Shortlisted for the Anamorphosis Prize, New York, USA, 2016.
Photo of the week by Times Out New York Magazine, USA, 2012.
EXHIBITIONS, FAIRS, RESIDENCIES
Techno Romance. Data, Dating, Desire, curated by Valentina Péri, at Le Commun, Electron Festival, festival des cultures électroniques de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland, April 28th - May 12nd 2022.
SWIPE RIGHT ! DATA, DATING DESIRE, at IMAL Brussels, curated by Valentina Péri, Brussels, October 22 - February 6th, 2022.
Odesa Days, curated by Giangiacomo Cirla and Phroom, Ukraine, May 2021.
Zapping the Archive, Getxophoto International Images Festival, Bilbao, Curated by Giangiacomo Cirla and Elena Rebecca Rivolta, September 2020.
Ashes of Our Love, Jiangxi province, China, January 2019.
Cold Cases, group show, Photo Fringe at the Brighton Biennale 2018, England, September 2018.
Wild Within, group show, Guest Projects, London, England, July 2018.
Chile Atacama Desert art residency, La Wayaka Current, Chile, November 2017.
ST Petersburg Photobook show, Taiga studio, Russia, August 2017.
Brighton Photobook show, Brighton Studio, England, April 2017.
New York Art Book Fair, Museum of Modern Art PS1, New York City, USA, 2016.
Independent Art Book Fair, Greenpoint terminal, Brooklyn, New York City, USA, 2016.
Austin Press Fest, in Texas City, USA 2016.
Iceland Reykjavik, video residency, Iceland 2013.
Residency Mexico, with Joseph Kurhajec at Yucatan, Mexico 2012.
Sento-Kun, Kyoto residency M.G.K, Nakagyu-ku, Japan 2012.
Dourovnaya Russia, site-specific installation, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Russia 2012.
Buy What Love 2012, The Rema Hort Mann Group Show at The Hole Gallery New York City.
Effugio Running, as a participant at Performa’s Fluxus Weekend, Luhring Augustine Gallery 2012.
NYC.Free Live Psychic Reading, at Occupy Wall Street, Zuccotti Park, New York City 2011.
Master Degree in Fine Arts (M.A.V.I), Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne University, France.
Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts, Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne University, France.
D.N.S.E.P Master Degree 1, Ecole des Beaux Arts de Bordeaux, France.
D.N.A.P Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts, Ecole des Beaux Arts de Bordeaux, France.