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Irina Solomatina - Art researcher and art manager

Sylwia Śmigiel
Short biography: 

Irina Solomatina is the director of the experimental project “Gender Itinerary: a festival of ideas about gender/sex” (Minsk) and researcher of Center for European Studies (Minsk).

Irina Solamatina was born in 1969 in Minsk and she graduated from the Philological department of the Belarusian State University. Started her professional activity with organizing art exhibitions, seminars and conferences about the arts.

While working for the film studio “Tatyana”, she took part in the organization of three international women’s film festivals in Minsk (1995, 1997, 1999) and she was the organizer of the Female social forum in 2006 and the project “Gender route: festival of ideas about gender/sex” (2005, 2007, 2009, 2010).

Post-graduate of EHU, (Ph.D. programme Department of Media and Communication), the theme of her research is “Gender aspects of modern female dramatic art”.

The most important projects: 

The most important projects:

Worked as an art curator. Organized the following exhibitions:

 Since 2005 initiator and organizer of the experimental project "Gender Itinerary: festival of ideas about "sex/gender". This project is based around a few main questions: what is "sex/gender" and intersexual relations, motherhood, parenthood and its aversions, violence and love; where is the virtual boundary between masculine and feminine; are the distinctions between representatives of one sex more or less essential, than distinctions between individuals of opposite sex? The concept: Is the perception of a person outside of sexual aspect possible? Do we reflect the fact that only the presence (or absence) of a set of “typical” sexual attributes and features of behaviour enables (or does not) human existence and communication?

International cooperations: 

International Women's Film Festival (Minsk – Koln – Wien – New York).


Theoretical researches on female subjects (the selected publications):



Other persons