Ida Mitrani's practice explores the concept of self-identity and belonging through the constant mutation of humans and plants throughout life.
Her multidisciplinary artistic practice involves drawing, analog and digital collages, recycled and organic materials. Her research comes from critical plant studies concepts and theories, including plant blindness, post-naturalism, hybridity and the notion of human and plant displacement.
Through the natural environment observation, she uses the medium of drawing to create a connection between the impermanent organic elements that transform and decay in contrast to the inorganic matter as humanity's legacy on earth.
She finds inspiration from a constant flux of images (i.e. National Geographic, personal photos and botanical books) that she repetitively digitally manipulates, scan and print reproducing the natural biorhythm of creation and destruction through technology.
Mitrani creates imaginary scenes in which she includes herself as a participant of a world where the entangling of various forms, human and non-human, brings the creation of new species. These new forms of digitalised images arise collages, a mixed work where plant-shaped plastics evoke the notion of biological mimicry in which organisms simultaneously evolve to resemble and compete with one another.
Ida Mitrani is a Turkish born French visual artist and art educator living in Ireland since 1997. She received a First Class Honours Masters degree in Art and Process from the Crawford College of Art and Design in 2021, and a BA in Fine Art from the Institute of Art and Design & Technology Dun Laoghaire in 2003.
She has taken part in several group exhibitions including Drawing Connections - Sample-Studios in collaboration with CCAD Drawbridge at MTU, Roscommon Arts Center, Visual Carlow, GOMA Waterford, Lexicon gallery, Temple Bar gallery & Studios, Oonagh Young gallery, Cross gallery and a solo show in NAG in Dublin.
Recent awards include the Arts Council Agility (2022), Dublin Arts Office residential space (2022), and the Arts for Health residency award at Uillinn West Cork Arts Center (2021).
Her work is now part of the Crawford MAAP Graduate Collection, the public collection in the National Library in Dublin, the National Archives of Ireland, and the Arts Office in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown.