Tetiana Kartasheva

(Ukrainian, b. 1989. Lives and works in Zurich) 

Tetiana Kartasheva finds inspiration in diversity of organic shapes which she observes in nature. Using an analog camera and black and white film, she captures patterns, forms, and rhythms inherent to plant kingdom. Later, in her studio, she translates that experience into visually balanced, carefully calibrated, lightweight compositions. This becomes the object of her minimalistic drawings, collages, sculptures, and installations, all reflecting the wonders and diversity of plant life.

Kartasheva holds a CAS in Curating from the ZHdK (Switzerland)(2021) as well as a BA in Fine Arts (2010) and MA in Fine and Applied Arts (2012) from the National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” (Ukraine). 

Kartasheva’s previous solo and group exhibitions include (selection): A Piece of Land and Eternity (with Patricia Bucher), PS:studio, Zurich, Switzerland (2023); Silver Thread (with Elena Corvaglia), UnOrt, Zurich, Switzerland (2023); Bring Your Most Hated Artwork — Toxi Space — Zurich, Switzerland (2023); Green Salon of the Schaubühne Lindenfels at the Leipzig Book Fair, Leipzig, Germany (2023).