Lina Iris Viktor is a conceptual artist, performance artist, and painter based in New York and London. Viktor works in a mythical world of her own creation – within the realm of the spiritual & the alchemical, blurring lines between the real and the imagined. The DECO team can’t get enough of her magic, so with a new exhibition opening in October at the NOMA (New Orleans Museum of Art), we got to know a bit more.
1. A Haven. A Hell. A Dream Deferred.
The first major museum presentation of my work. Opens at the NOMA October 5th.
2. Blue, black, white and 24-karat gold
I adhere to this color palette across multiple mediums – paintings, sculpture, photography, performance and installations.
3. Mexico City
It’s my favourite city to date – I always have super-transcendental experiences there.
4. What Happened, Miss Simone
This documentary about the musician’s life really captured my soul.
5. Nandipha Mntambo
She is currently my favourite artist on the continent – I love her work.
6. A Lina Bo Bardi house
A house by the ocean designed in her signature style is on my design and decor wish-list.
7. A 24K gold-plated artisanal Riya clutch by Peet Dullaert
It’s stylish and covetable, with stunning craftsmanship.
8. Coconut oil and olive oil
These are the two beauty and skincare products I cannot live without.
9. Soull Ogun-Ant of L’enchanteur
She is one of my dear friends and a jewellery designer who has made some of my most cherished pieces.
10. Chris Ofili
If money weren’t an object, I would buy any of Ofili’s works, especially those that were on display at his Within Reach exhibition at the Venice Biennale in 2003.