Ana Stazia: Joan of Arc Dragon
ANA STAZIA Joan of Arc Dragon, 2022
Les Imbéciles Collection
Mixed media, found objects
Rouen earthware 1900, Paris porcelain 1890
Armature, polymer clay, acrylic, lacquer
ANA STAZIA lives in Paris and since the early 2000s has been developing curatorial and discursive events. She works with artists, galleries, and other institutions on the production of multifaceted immersive environments that take visitors on guided tours through different geographies and historical eras. In 2020 Ana Stazia began creating sculptural arrangements where, with her dual French and Russian culture, she crosses boundaries and blends traditions, histories, and cultures, connects far-flung facts, ties loose links, and gives voice to silenced objects. These fantastical, otherworldly creatures invite visitors on an inner journey imbued with spirituality and beauty, a reflection on our own quests and identities.
Ana Stazia was born in Moscow, but later moved with her family to live in Paris where in 1993 she graduated from the Paris-Sorbonne University with the Maîtrise degree in Slavic Studies. In 2021 Ana Stazia became a member of the Société des Artistes Français (Society of French Artists).