Lena Lapschina was born in Kurgan, Siberia and currently lives and works in Vienna and Lower Austria. She is also co-founder of State of the Art magazine and curator for M21 (Museum Of The Twenty-First Century) in Austria. Since graduating from the State Stroganow University of Fine and Applied Arts, Moscow, her work has been exhibited widely around the world, from the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Lithuania, Romania and Russia to New York, Vietnam and Syria. In 2011, Lapschina was awarded an Austrian State Grant for Video and Media Art and within the last decade has been granted residencies in Reykjavik, Salzburg, Saigon, Heerlen, California, and most recently St. Christoph.
During her residency at Sazmanab, Lena created a site-specific installation at Sazmanab and screened some of her earlier videos.
The visit of Lena Lapschina to Tehran was made possible through the generous support of Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur (BMUKK) and Embassy of Austria in Tehran.
August 26, 2014 – September 25, 2014