Lina Iris Viktor
Lina Iris Viktor with a selection of her artworks

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.

Lina Iris Viktor
Lina Iris Viktor, Work in progress from the series A Haven. A Hell. A Dream Deferred. (2017-18). 24-karat gold, acrylic, print on paper, 52×40 inches. Courtesy the Artist and Mariane Ibrahim Gallery

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.

Lina Iris Viktor
Lina Iris Viktor, Yaa Asantewaa (2016). Pure 24-karat gold, acrylic, gouache, print on matte canvas, 52×40 inches. Courtesy the Artist and Mariane Ibrahim Gallery.

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