About

Volokhova Porcelain is based in Berlin since 2010. In past years Volokhova Porcelain exhibited at various shows in Europe, Asia and USA and received numerous awards.

Volokhova’s porcelain is a mix and a borderline between art and design as well as on the frontier between the functional and the figurative. Her works challenge the porcelain tradition by experimenting with traditional technique and decoration in order to respond to contemporary questions.

Based on well-known masterpieces of art, mixing it, adding irritated and unusual solutions Volokhova Porcelain transfers pure aesthetics and functionality creating a new facet of Porcelain design.

Her pieces subvert conventional notions of functionality: these items are neither intended purely for domestic use, nor for distanced observation. Volokhova´s Porcelain calls to the viewer in the manner of an item that is both exquisite and quotidian.

Maria Volokhova studied Painting /Printmaking in Germany, Italy and USA. Since 2006 Volokhova started to use porcelain as a material creating functional objects on the boarder between the Fine Arts and the Product Design. She studied Ceramics at the Tokyo University of the Arts and get practiced at several porcelain manufactories in Germany.

Projects and works have received numerous awards, and were exhibited internationally in Europe, Asia , USA and South America. 

Inspired by the shapes and structures of body Volokhova´s abstract objects are both reminiscent of their original shapes and simultaneously newly developed objects. Each object begs to be deciphered.

Designer and artist seeks for unusual techniques and ideas that are based on the European traditional porcelain manufacturing and de-touched notion of objects taking the works onto a new level of emotional interaction between the object and the user.

Vita

1980                 born in Kiew / Ukraine

2006 - 09          Tokyo Art University (GEIDAI), Research student, Ceramics, Japan

2005 - 07          Postgraduate studies Fine Arts, „Burg Giebichenstein“ HKD, Halle/Saale, Germany

1997 - 2004      Studies of Painting and Printmaking at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design /Halle

2000 - 2001      Accademia di belle Arte / Bologna, Italy

2003                  Ohio University, Department of Printmaking, Athens, USA

 

Grants and Awards

2016

  • NASPA PREIS 2016
  • Arist Residency at SANGO Ceramics Factory, Semarang, Indonesia

2015

  • 59° Premio Faenza, Faenza/ Nom., IT

  • Ceramics Prize Frechen/ Nom., DE

  • Kahla - Kreativ Workshop, Porzellanmanufaktur Kahla, DE

2014

Contemporary Tableware, Lilstreet Art Center, Chicago, USA

2013

  • Ceramic Prize Diessen, DE

  • Ceramic Prize Westerwald/ Nom., DE

  •  Richard-Bampi Prize/Nom., DE

2011

  • Form 2011,  German Craft Council, Nom, DE

  • Gyeonggi International Ceramix Bienalle, Honorable Mention, KO

2010

  • Richard - Bampi - Prize, Nom., DE

2007 - 2009

  • Monbukagakusho Study scholarship by Japanese Ministry of Education, Tokyo, JP

2007

  • 2. BKV - Prize 2007  for Young Applied Arts, DE

2006

  • Artist in Lab, Grant of the Saxony - Anhalt Art Foundation , DE

2005

  • Graduate stipend  of the federal state Saxony - Anhalt, DE

 

Shows

2017

  • Vielfalt der Vervielfältigung, Porzellanikon, Selb

  • Alchemy. The great Art, Kulturforum, SMB, Berlin

  • SaloneSatellite. 20 Years of New Creativity, Milan / IT

  • The Room of Desires, Gallery Raumwerk, Munich

2016

  • 4th. Jakarta Ceramics Biennale, Indonesia
  • Porzellanbiennale Meissen /Meissen
  • Venice Design 2016, Biennale of Architecure /Venice
  • Refugium, State of Design / Berlin
  • Sommerspiele - Festispielzeit, Gallery Handwerk /Munich
  • Wandellust - Kahla Kreativ, Porzellanikon / Selb
  • Design, Arts, Crafts - industrial and small series production, Keramion /Frechen

2015

  • New Crafts, Beijing /Shanghai, China 
  • 59° Concorso Internazionale della Ceramica d´Arte Contemporanea, Museo delle Ceramiche in Faenza
  • Ceramics Prize 2015, Keramion / Frechen
  • Kahla - Kreativ, Bröhan Museum, Berlin

2014

  • Anatomia Europy, Lodz
  • Contemporary Tableware, Lillstreet Art Gallery, Chicago
  • Salone Satellite, Milano
  • European Ceramic Context, Bornholm

2013 

  • Berlin Design Selection /Inventory, Miami
  • Walking Chair Gallery, Vienna
  • Im Dialog mit dem Barock, Gallery Handwerk at Neues Schloss Schleißheim
  • Refugium. Berlin as a Design Principle, DMY Berlin
  • Salone Satellite, Milano

2012 

  • Kuriositeitenkabinet: Wondertooneel der Natuur, Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy /Amsterdam
  • Aus Berlin, DMY in Cooperation with Gallery Diet / Miami, USA
  • Talents 10+1, Tendence / Frankfurt
  • BER-JFK, NoHo Design District /New York
  • Sweet Freaks, Trendshow at Maison&Objet/ Paris

2011 

  • GIC Biennale /Icheon, Republik of Korea
  • Materials Revisited - 10. Triennale für Form und Inhalte / Frankfurt am Main
  • Poetry Happens - Made in Berlin/ Milano
  • DMY / Berlin
  • lieben was, Shedhalle /Tübingen
  • Designersblock /London

2010 

  • Talents ,  Ambiente / Frankfurt
  • 300++Urban Life Design, Contain Gallery / Cologne
  • DMY /Berlin
  • Richard-Bampi Prize, Hetjens Museum /  Dueselldorf
  • Wohnung,LeCorbusier House / Berlin
  • Design Act /Moscow

2009 

  • Alien Art / Tokyo
  • Short Circuit: The Book and The Guts / Tokyo
  • Blau-Weß Weiß-Blau / Munich
  • BKV -Prize 2009 /Munich

2008 

  • Collage, Craft2eu, Hamburg
  • Grafisch, LIA , Baumwollspinnerei /Leipzig
  • 48 Karat / Halle/ Saale
  • ISCAEE Symposium, National Museum of Nairobi, Kenya
  • Sosabol Fine Art Festival Pyung Teak, Korea

2007

  •  Talents 2007 /  Munich
  • Artist in Lab, Moritzburg Museum /Halle/Saale
  • BKV - Prize for Apllied Arts / Munich
  • Die Kunst der Tafel, Museum für Kunstgewerbe / Hamburg