Inna Etuvgi, rooted in Sweden, delves deep into the macroworld, capturing its nuanced beauty that often goes unnoticed. Starting her self-taught journey in 2020, her prowess quickly garnered attention, earning her a spot as an Arte Laguna Prize 16 finalist and recognition from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee in 2023. Her esteemed works are featured in "PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE VISUAL CULTURE" 22/23 and are cherished in private collections worldwide.
Drawing inspiration from her Arctic roots and Chukchi heritage, Etuvgi underscores the unsung heroes of our ecosystem, exemplified by the pivotal role of Cladonia Stellaris lichen. Through her macro photographs, she offers a glimpse into nature's hidden gems, reminding us of the inherent beauty and significance of every detail in nature.
Navigating life with Aphantasia: Etuvgi’s mind doesn't visualise, but it pulsates with vivid concepts, emotions, and sensations; she uses a camera to externalise her internal experience. Through her dew-centric compositions, Etuvgi probes the nuances of human consciousness, urging an exploration of our dual sentient existence within the tangible and conceptual realms.
Beyond merely showcasing nature's intricacies, through her art, Etuvgi reminds viewers: “While our perspectives may differ, we are all integral threads in the grand tapestry of Nature. Showcasing the little beings of Nature in a size relevant to ours, I aim to evoke the idea that even these small beings have the same value as we do and that we are all part of Nature. I invite views to become sentients in the world of Nature”.
2023 -Macrophotography as another way to see the world - Solo Exhibition - Persgården Galleri, Visingsö, Sweden (8 April - 25 May)
2023 - ARTE LAGUNA PRIZE - Arsenale of Venice, Italy (11 March - 16 April)
2023 - Photography in the Visual Culture - Centro Internazionale di Fotografia, Palermo, Italy
2022 - Visingsö konstrunda - «Visingsö konstrunda» - Visingsö, Sweden
2021 - S.Eufemia Art Gallery - «SMERALDO» - Venice, Italy
2021 - Visingsö konstrunda - «Visingsö konstrunda» - Visingsö, Sweden
HONORS, AWARDS AND GRANTS:
2023 - Stipendi grant from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee
2022 - Finalist artist at the ARTE LAGUNA PRIZE 16
2020 - Arte Laguna Prize 15 - became an artist in the spotlight.
2020 - Top 12 best photographers at the thematic contest «Art photography 2020» by 35AWARDS.
2020 - Top 8 of best photos and Top 9 of best photographers at the thematic contest «Abstract shot by phone 2020» by 35AWARDS.
ARTICLES AND PUBLICATIONS:
2023 - PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE VISUAL CULTUR - a book by SerradifalcoEditore
2021 - NEW YORK STYLE GUIDE - article "Discover Sant' Eufemia gallery and the Emerald Exhibition"
2021 - MARIKA MAGAZINE NATURE & TRAVELS (Issue 791 - April), Kavyar
2020 - MARIKA MAGAZINE NATURE & TRAVELS (Issue 468 - December - published on the cover), Kavyar