Irina Shkoda is a visual lens-based artist. Originally from Kiev (Ukraine), she currently lives in Moscow. Graduated from the School of Modern Photography Docdocdoc, Saint-Petersburg, in 2019. The most important part of her work is dedicated to personal long-term projects that contemplate the notion of the sacred and the associated taboos. The impulse for research on this topic arose as a result of her adolescent experience, when she spent a significant part of her time in a convent.