Born in Chironico, 1990.
Lives and works in Biel/Bienne.
Maya Hottarek is a multimedia artist working with ceramics, film, sound and found materials. In much of her work individual elements function as characters in all-compassing installations. The artist explores the complex interactions between the individual, society and the economy. She connects all of these themes to our fundamental needs as human beings, such as a connection to nature and a philosophical question of the nature of existence.
Inspired by everyday life, and using various methods, the artist attempts to filter out its simplicity. As a result she aims to open up new dimensions of understanding of reality and question the notion of perception itself. Maya creates uncanny and visceral ceramic objects incarnating everyday objects and organic forms, exploring our relationship with the natural and human-made world we live in.
Recent solo shows include Oxidiced niche, Liste art Fair, Basel, Petri dish dream, A.Romy Gallery, Zurich and Isomorphous Drip, Krone/Couronne, Biel/Bienne. Group shows include It won’t besilence, CAN, Neuchatel and Issue de secour, Stiftung Binz39, Zurich. In 2022 she will participate in Intelleaks, N/A/S/L, Mexico City.
Maya obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from the University of applied Sciences, Bern in 2016, and a Master’s degree in Fine Art from the Institut Kunst (FHNW) Basel.