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Margarita Franceska Loze

Margarita Frančeska Loze (b. 1997, Latvia) is a multidisciplinary artist currently based between London and Riga. She is a recent graduate of MFA Fine Art from Kingston School of Art and is a co-founder of Conch Collective. She has been nominated for The Muse Residency 2024 in Notting Hill and is a member of the Art/Work Association at the artist-run organisation Auto Italia. In the year 2022, she was selected for the Venice Biennale Fellowship programme.

 

The work of Margarita is a celebration of the poetics of the ordinary. Margarita’s research focuses on experimental stop motion, movement, atmospheric optics, and phenomena such as déjà vu. Through her experimental narrative approach in hand-drawn stop-motion animation work, Margarita makes a dreamlike ontology, to capture the nuances of spatial, temporal and poetic navigation. Her recent work also combines textile production with the use of found objects. Loze seeks objects with defined functions, such as photo albums and frames, or peculiar objects with odd forms and holes. Although she directly works on these materials, adding new marks with threads, she retains details of their original shapes and imperfections. By blending these derelict objects’ ephemeral qualities with her memories and imagined worlds, she questions the function of the objects and the phenomenology of appearance.

 

 

Photography book, 2022 © Margarita Frančeska Loze. Embroidery on fabric, lace, found object, clamshell box, 36 x 50 cm. Courtesy of the artist.

 

 

Courtesy of the artist’s website.