Object, 2017

In our quest for perfection and amid a growing obsession with body image, it seems women now have a new part of the anatomy to worry about - their vaginas. Our perception of what is normal nowadays is most definitely clouded by the proliferation of pornographic images featuring women with smaller, tucked in - and often heavily airbrushed - private parts which results in a labiaplasty, or labial rejuvenation - a procedure whereby the inner labia, or labia minora, get trimmed back so they look more "tucked in".

(Zara Alexandrova)

Clay, mirror, 30/20/20 cm



Svetozara Alexandrova was born in Bulgaria. She graduated with a master´s degree in painting from the Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia. She lives and works in Berlin. She has received several awards for her work, including "Recognition Award" Red Carpet for young art Austria (2014), the shareholder Art.Award Germany (2009) and the Gaudenz B.Ruf Award for New Bulgarian Art (2007). Since 2000 the artist has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions among which: 2017 - FRAGMENTED STORIES, Verein Berliner Künstler, Berlin; 2016 - PER ANHALTER, Curator: Julia Brodauf, Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz, Berlin, Germany; 2015 - CAUTION: WET PAINT!, Curators: Maria Vassileva, Daniela Radeva and Vladiya Mihaylova, Sofia City Art Gallery, Bulgaria; 2014 - ECCE HOMO Charlemagne's Legacy to Contemporary Art, Atelierhaus Aachen, Aachen, Germany; 2010 - QUI VIVE?, Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Exhibition "Liberty"/"Freedom" Russia, as well as in Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria, Denmark, Turkey, Bosnia, Serbia, Switzerland and the Netherlands, Germany and the USA.

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