Irina Kotova

Irina Kotova (Belarusian: Ірына Міхайлаўна Котава, Russian: Ирина Михайловна Котова; born November 17, 1976 in Minsk) is a Belarusian painter and graphic artist.


Irina Kotova was born in Minsk (Belarus), November 17, 1976. She studied in Belarusian State Academy of Arts from 1996 to 2002, got a Diploma of Graphic Art Department. She entered St. Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute in Paris in 2003, got a Diploma of Theology Licence[1] in 2007. She studied in the École pratique des hautes études (EPHE) in Paris from 2007 to 2009, got a Diploma in the History of Art, Master. Irina Kotova is a participant of International and Republican exhibitions, her works are kept in National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus, Belarusian Embassy in Paris and private collections in Belarus, Russia, France, Italy, Spain, Canada, the USA.


Personal exhibitions

Duo exhibition

Group exhibitions

Book illustrations

Irina Kotova illustrated[10] a new English version[11] of the book The Conversation of St Seraphim of Sarov with N.A. Motovilov, published in London in 2010.[12][13]

Presentations, reportings, documentary



  2. (English). Photos from the opening of the exhibition Promenades through Paris:
  5. "From the Incarnation to the Resurrection". Report of Russian TV channel Soyuz
  6. Les ailes de Noël
  8. Reporting from the exhibition opening: (English)
  10. Orthodoxie: Une publication anglaise des conversations de saint Séraphin de Sarov avec Motovilov
  11. Foreword by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Introduction by Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury.
  14. Orthodoxie: A l'Institut national d'histoire de l'art
  15. Beltéléradiocompagnie (English), on Youtube.
  16. Watch film fragments: on Youtube
  17. Le documentaire "Paris imaginaire" a été primé au VIIe Festival orthodoxe international du film de la Sainte-Rencontre
  18. The publication of the album Imaginary Paris was coincided with the opening of Irina Kotova’s exhibition at National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus.

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