Inna Etuvgi

Joined Artfinder: Jan. 2021

Artworks for sale: 196

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Sweden

About Inna Etuvgi

 
 
  • Biography

    Inna Etuvgi, a Swedish artist with Chukchi heritage and Aphantasia, crafts art that delves into the intricacies of nature and the human experience. Beginning her artistic journey in 2020, Etuvgi has quickly earned acclaim, including recognition from the Arte Laguna Prize and the Swedish Arts Grants Committee.


    Her work, a celebration of nature's overlooked splendors, ranges from the delicate patterns of dewdrops to the complex worlds of mosses and lichens. Through her photography, Etuvgi uncovers the hidden symphony of symbiotic relationships and stories within these tiny landscapes, inviting a deeper appreciation of our bond with the natural world.


    Art critic Tabish Khan observes, "Whether she's taking us close to the Earth at its smallest scale or creating fantastical figures covered in plant life through digital art, her work is about transporting us to other worlds—both real and imaginary, but always in harmony with nature." This insight captures the dual nature of Etuvgi's art: a journey into both the minute beauty underfoot and the broader strokes of imagination and identity.


    Expanding her canvas with AI and digital tools, Etuvgi explores contemporary societal themes, blending photography with digital artistry in her "Secret Garden" series. This work navigates the complexities of identity and self-expression, reflecting on the ever-evolving roles we play in a changing world.


    Etuvgi’s creations oscillate between reality and fantasy, the individual and the collective, serving as a bridge that connects diverse perspectives through the universal language of art. Her work is an invitation to see beyond the visible, into the heart of the interconnectedness that binds us all.

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  • Awards

    2022

    ARTE LAGUNA PRIZE 16

    Finalist Artist at the ARTE LAGUNA PRIZE 16.

    Artist will exhibit its ALIEN COLLECTION, dedicated to lichens and their otherworldly nature, at the Arsenale of Venice from March 11 to April 16, 2023.

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    2020

    Arte Laguna Prize 15

    Became the “Artists in the Spotlight” of Arte Laguna Prize 15. The author's artworks have been noticed by the jury among more than 12082 artworks.

    2020

    Art photography 2020 - the thematic contest 35AWARDS

    The participant of the thematic contest 35AWARDS: Art photography
    2020. According to the results of the main voting work "Prizrak"
    entered the TOP 14% best photos of the contest. Also, the author
    entered the TOP 12% best photographers. A total of 5695 people from
    142 countries and 1821 cities took part. In total, 15372 photographs
    were submitted for the competition.

    2020

    Abstract shot by phone 2020 - the thematic contest 35AWARDS

    The participant of the thematic contest 35AWARDS: Abstract shot by
    phone 2020. According to the results of the main voting work "Strast"
    entered the TOP 8% best photos of the contest. Also, the author entered
    the TOP 9% best photographers. A total of 2323 people from 106
    countries and 915 cities took part. In total, 6090 photographs were
    submitted for the competition.
  • Upcoming Events

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    Previous events

    Event: THE LAND OF SILENCE

    Dates: June 4, 2024 - June 10, 2024

    Venue: Musa Pavilion, Palazzo Pisani Revedin, Venice, Italy

    "The Land of Silence" exhibition at the Musa Pavilion, Palazzo Pisani Revedin, during the prestigious 60th Venice Biennale.

    "The Land of Silence" offers an immersive journey into the quiet depths of contemporary art, blurring the lines between expression and introspection. This exhibition invites you to explore the profound impacts of silence through art that speaks volumes in its tranquility.

    My featured piece "The Beauty of the Moment" captures the transient beauty of a dewdrop on grass, a delicate moment bathed in the soft morning sunlight—reminding us of the ephemeral nature of life and the importance of savouring the present.

    Event: BOOMER ART PRIZE / The Dark Side - 2nd Edition

    Dates: May 10, 2024 - May 15, 2024

    Venue: Boomer Gallery, 150 Tooley Street, London

    Does a latent shadow reside in the heart of artistic creation and within the souls of the artists themselves?

    If any figure could parallel the introspective solitude of a monk, it is the visual artist. Though it may stir debate, let us reflect. Consider the profound solitude, the palpable stillness of the studio where silent hours merge into days, as the artist labors and broods over their craft, fervently hoping for the world to awaken to the brilliance of their ideas, to feel the pulse of their passion embedded in their work.

    In this sacred space, sanity often hangs by a delicate thread. In that dim studio corner, the artist’s once cherished chair becomes a silent sentinel, marking the site of internal battles. Here, in the quiet chaos reminiscent of Van Gogh’s own torments, the artist faces the relentless inquisition of their worth, questioning their identity with every fleeting moment: Is my art a true reflection of my essence?
    _____

    "Inside the drop"
    "When we said Yes!"

    Event: WOMAN’S ESSENCE Show 2024 - Women in Art Award

    Dates: March 29, 2024 - March 31, 2024

    Venue: Valid World Hall, Barcelona, Spain

    The project Woman’s Essence created to give visibility, makes known to public and support women in contemporary art.

    The project represents the contemporary women artists who break down barriers and from the role of passive representation object and inspiration goes to the active as an able artist to express creativity in the light of particular sensitivity, image of the “other” Art.

    ____

    Selected work:
    "Soft Body - Hard Shell" is an AI-assisted digital art piece exploring the complexities of human personality and the paradoxes of our inner selves. This artwork examines the balance between the vulnerability of the human soul and the rigid defenses we construct. It mirrors the struggle between revealing our true selves and the fear of judgment.

    Event: THE NEW ARTIST - 6th Edition

    Dates: Dec. 15, 2023 - Dec. 20, 2023

    Venue: Boomer Gallery, 150 Tooley Street, London

    Two of my works “The last mask” & “Soft body - hard shell” have been selected to be part of 'The New Artist' exhibition at the iconic BOOMER Art Gallery in London. 


    About the event:

    "In the last hundred years, humankind has seen unprecedented innovations and changes, from skyscrapers to moon landings, to social media, to human rights, to Art...?

    At this very moment in our society, everything moves incredibly fast, time doesn’t seem sufficient anymore. Artists seem to find their path much harder, the ongoing changes create a need for a continuous state of transcendence, and this is reflected in contemporary art.

    The aim of this exhibition is to explore the trends in contemporary art and to create a dialogue between the artists and the viewers."

    Event: Macrophotography - an other way to see the world

    Dates: April 8, 2023 - May 25, 2023

    Venue: Persgården Galleri, Visingsö, Sweden

    A wonderful macroworld of nature in art photography by Inna Etuvgi.

    Event: Arte Laguna Prize 16

    Dates: March 11, 2023 - April 16, 2023

    Venue: Arsenale, Sestiere di Castello, Campiello Tana 2169/F, 30122 Venice

    Since 2006, Arte Laguna Prize is the international art competition open to multiple disciplines – visual, performing, multimedia, landscape, and digital arts – for the enhancement of contemporary art and the mapping of its current state. It was created to give the opportunity to art talents, more or less young, to emerge, to be noticed by the general public and by the jury composed of important names in the contemporary art scene, as well as to allow a democratic comparison between international artists.

    Event: PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE VISUAL CULTURE

    Dates: Feb. 16, 2023 - March 5, 2023

    Venue: Centro Internazionale di Fotografia, Palermo, Italy

    A group exhibition is dedicated to the release of the book "PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE VISUAL CULTURE 22/23,"  featuring a diverse range of captivating images from 71 talented photographers, each showcasing their own unique perspective on a universal language.

    Event: Visingsö konstrunda

    Dates: Aug. 5, 2022 - Aug. 7, 2022

    Venue: Visingsö, Sweden

    Artists and artisans from north to south on the island Visingsö, invite visitors to their studios and exhibition spaces and show what Visingsö has to offer in terms of arts and crafts. Welcome to a wonderful art round on wonderful Visingsö.

    P.S. It is a bikeable art round!

    Event: SMERALDO

    Dates: Sept. 4, 2021 - Sept. 12, 2021

    Venue: SMERALDO, S.Eufemia Art Gallery, Giudecca 597, Venice

    The exhibition is promoted by the Cultural Association Art Design Venice and is curated by Ayune Namur.

    The Emerald exhibition is a tribute to the color green and its variations, as well as to what is precious to us in life because after all, the emerald is one of the most precious stones in the world!

    Among paintings, photographs, and sculptures, artists from Germany, France, Poland, Australia, Japan, Russia, Pakistan, and Italy speak of feelings, of transformation, of something that is important and precious, but that cannot be perceived or expressed or even understood in an objective or logical-rational way.

    Place: S.Eufemia Art Gallery
    Giudecca 597 Venice

    Event: Visingsö konstrunda

    Dates: Aug. 6, 2021 - Aug. 8, 2021

    Venue: Visingsö, Visingsö island, Jönköping, Sweden

    Artists and artisans from north to south on the island Visingsö, invite visitors to their studios and exhibition spaces and show what Visingsö has to offer in terms of arts and crafts. Welcome to a wonderful art round on wonderful Visingsö.

    P.S. It is a bikeable art round!

Links


Awards

2022

ARTE LAGUNA PRIZE 16

Finalist Artist at the ARTE LAGUNA PRIZE 16.

Artist will exhibit its ALIEN COLLECTION, dedicated to lichens and their otherworldly nature, at the Arsenale of Venice from March 11 to April 16, 2023.

Show more awards Hide

2020

Arte Laguna Prize 15

Became the “Artists in the Spotlight” of Arte Laguna Prize 15. The author's artworks have been noticed by the jury among more than 12082 artworks.

2020

Art photography 2020 - the thematic contest 35AWARDS

The participant of the thematic contest 35AWARDS: Art photography
2020. According to the results of the main voting work "Prizrak"
entered the TOP 14% best photos of the contest. Also, the author
entered the TOP 12% best photographers. A total of 5695 people from
142 countries and 1821 cities took part. In total, 15372 photographs
were submitted for the competition.

2020

Abstract shot by phone 2020 - the thematic contest 35AWARDS

The participant of the thematic contest 35AWARDS: Abstract shot by
phone 2020. According to the results of the main voting work "Strast"
entered the TOP 8% best photos of the contest. Also, the author entered
the TOP 9% best photographers. A total of 2323 people from 106
countries and 915 cities took part. In total, 6090 photographs were
submitted for the competition.

There are no upcoming events

Show previous events Hide previous events

Previous events

Event: THE LAND OF SILENCE

Dates: June 4, 2024 - June 10, 2024

Venue: Musa Pavilion, Palazzo Pisani Revedin, Venice, Italy

"The Land of Silence" exhibition at the Musa Pavilion, Palazzo Pisani Revedin, during the prestigious 60th Venice Biennale.

"The Land of Silence" offers an immersive journey into the quiet depths of contemporary art, blurring the lines between expression and introspection. This exhibition invites you to explore the profound impacts of silence through art that speaks volumes in its tranquility.

My featured piece "The Beauty of the Moment" captures the transient beauty of a dewdrop on grass, a delicate moment bathed in the soft morning sunlight—reminding us of the ephemeral nature of life and the importance of savouring the present.

Event: BOOMER ART PRIZE / The Dark Side - 2nd Edition

Dates: May 10, 2024 - May 15, 2024

Venue: Boomer Gallery, 150 Tooley Street, London

Does a latent shadow reside in the heart of artistic creation and within the souls of the artists themselves?

If any figure could parallel the introspective solitude of a monk, it is the visual artist. Though it may stir debate, let us reflect. Consider the profound solitude, the palpable stillness of the studio where silent hours merge into days, as the artist labors and broods over their craft, fervently hoping for the world to awaken to the brilliance of their ideas, to feel the pulse of their passion embedded in their work.

In this sacred space, sanity often hangs by a delicate thread. In that dim studio corner, the artist’s once cherished chair becomes a silent sentinel, marking the site of internal battles. Here, in the quiet chaos reminiscent of Van Gogh’s own torments, the artist faces the relentless inquisition of their worth, questioning their identity with every fleeting moment: Is my art a true reflection of my essence?
_____

"Inside the drop"
"When we said Yes!"

Event: WOMAN’S ESSENCE Show 2024 - Women in Art Award

Dates: March 29, 2024 - March 31, 2024

Venue: Valid World Hall, Barcelona, Spain

The project Woman’s Essence created to give visibility, makes known to public and support women in contemporary art.

The project represents the contemporary women artists who break down barriers and from the role of passive representation object and inspiration goes to the active as an able artist to express creativity in the light of particular sensitivity, image of the “other” Art.

____

Selected work:
"Soft Body - Hard Shell" is an AI-assisted digital art piece exploring the complexities of human personality and the paradoxes of our inner selves. This artwork examines the balance between the vulnerability of the human soul and the rigid defenses we construct. It mirrors the struggle between revealing our true selves and the fear of judgment.

Event: THE NEW ARTIST - 6th Edition

Dates: Dec. 15, 2023 - Dec. 20, 2023

Venue: Boomer Gallery, 150 Tooley Street, London

Two of my works “The last mask” & “Soft body - hard shell” have been selected to be part of 'The New Artist' exhibition at the iconic BOOMER Art Gallery in London. 


About the event:

"In the last hundred years, humankind has seen unprecedented innovations and changes, from skyscrapers to moon landings, to social media, to human rights, to Art...?

At this very moment in our society, everything moves incredibly fast, time doesn’t seem sufficient anymore. Artists seem to find their path much harder, the ongoing changes create a need for a continuous state of transcendence, and this is reflected in contemporary art.

The aim of this exhibition is to explore the trends in contemporary art and to create a dialogue between the artists and the viewers."

Event: Macrophotography - an other way to see the world

Dates: April 8, 2023 - May 25, 2023

Venue: Persgården Galleri, Visingsö, Sweden

A wonderful macroworld of nature in art photography by Inna Etuvgi.

Event: Arte Laguna Prize 16

Dates: March 11, 2023 - April 16, 2023

Venue: Arsenale, Sestiere di Castello, Campiello Tana 2169/F, 30122 Venice

Since 2006, Arte Laguna Prize is the international art competition open to multiple disciplines – visual, performing, multimedia, landscape, and digital arts – for the enhancement of contemporary art and the mapping of its current state. It was created to give the opportunity to art talents, more or less young, to emerge, to be noticed by the general public and by the jury composed of important names in the contemporary art scene, as well as to allow a democratic comparison between international artists.

Event: PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE VISUAL CULTURE

Dates: Feb. 16, 2023 - March 5, 2023

Venue: Centro Internazionale di Fotografia, Palermo, Italy

A group exhibition is dedicated to the release of the book "PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE VISUAL CULTURE 22/23,"  featuring a diverse range of captivating images from 71 talented photographers, each showcasing their own unique perspective on a universal language.

Event: Visingsö konstrunda

Dates: Aug. 5, 2022 - Aug. 7, 2022

Venue: Visingsö, Sweden

Artists and artisans from north to south on the island Visingsö, invite visitors to their studios and exhibition spaces and show what Visingsö has to offer in terms of arts and crafts. Welcome to a wonderful art round on wonderful Visingsö.

P.S. It is a bikeable art round!

Event: SMERALDO

Dates: Sept. 4, 2021 - Sept. 12, 2021

Venue: SMERALDO, S.Eufemia Art Gallery, Giudecca 597, Venice

The exhibition is promoted by the Cultural Association Art Design Venice and is curated by Ayune Namur.

The Emerald exhibition is a tribute to the color green and its variations, as well as to what is precious to us in life because after all, the emerald is one of the most precious stones in the world!

Among paintings, photographs, and sculptures, artists from Germany, France, Poland, Australia, Japan, Russia, Pakistan, and Italy speak of feelings, of transformation, of something that is important and precious, but that cannot be perceived or expressed or even understood in an objective or logical-rational way.

Place: S.Eufemia Art Gallery
Giudecca 597 Venice

Event: Visingsö konstrunda

Dates: Aug. 6, 2021 - Aug. 8, 2021

Venue: Visingsö, Visingsö island, Jönköping, Sweden

Artists and artisans from north to south on the island Visingsö, invite visitors to their studios and exhibition spaces and show what Visingsö has to offer in terms of arts and crafts. Welcome to a wonderful art round on wonderful Visingsö.

P.S. It is a bikeable art round!


 

Biography

Inna Etuvgi, a Swedish artist with Chukchi heritage and Aphantasia, crafts art that delves into the intricacies of nature and the human experience. Beginning her artistic journey in 2020, Etuvgi has quickly earned acclaim, including recognition from the Arte Laguna Prize and the Swedish Arts Grants Committee.


Her work, a celebration of nature's overlooked splendors, ranges from the delicate patterns of dewdrops to the complex worlds of mosses and lichens. Through her photography, Etuvgi uncovers the hidden symphony of symbiotic relationships and stories within these tiny landscapes, inviting a deeper appreciation of our bond with the natural world.


Art critic Tabish Khan observes, "Whether she's taking us close to the Earth at its smallest scale or creating fantastical figures covered in plant life through digital art, her work is about transporting us to other worlds—both real and imaginary, but always in harmony with nature." This insight captures the dual nature of Etuvgi's art: a journey into both the minute beauty underfoot and the broader strokes of imagination and identity.


Expanding her canvas with AI and digital tools, Etuvgi explores contemporary societal themes, blending photography with digital artistry in her "Secret Garden" series. This work navigates the complexities of identity and self-expression, reflecting on the ever-evolving roles we play in a changing world.


Etuvgi’s creations oscillate between reality and fantasy, the individual and the collective, serving as a bridge that connects diverse perspectives through the universal language of art. Her work is an invitation to see beyond the visible, into the heart of the interconnectedness that binds us all.