Alexander Shchurenkov

Born in 1984.

In August 2017 he participated in the ‘What the Work Tells About the Tools’ workshop run by Michael Beutler (Salzburg Summer Academy of Fine Arts). In 2018 he graduated from the Institute of Contemporary Art (Moscow, Russia). In March 2019 he became the first Russian artist to participate in Anthony Gormley’s artist residency in Norfolk (United Kingdom). The artist explores the process of transformation between the object as commonplace and the object as totem. Memory, in the most general sense, is another central theme that can be traced in the artist’s oeuvre, as well as the ways in which former experiences affect one’s perception of both past and present.

Education:

2016 — 2018 Institute of Contemporary Art (Moscow, Russia)
2000 — 2004 Moscow State University, BA in Mathematics (Moscow, Russia)

Residencies:

March 2019 High House Studio (Norfolk, UK) artist residency under mentorship of Antony Gormley
August 2017 Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Michael Beutler’s course “What the work tells about the tools”

Solo Exhibitions:

August 2019 “Crafting Present and Future”, workshop for artists and members of local community — sharing experience on traditional crafts, and site-specific installation in the Residency Unlimited (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
May 2019 — one work site-specific installation at “Between Windows” gallery (at Phillips auction house London and Moscow offices)
July 2018 “Once it happened, backfired” at Vacation (New York, USA)
May 2018 “Zugzwang” Fragment Gallery (Moscow, Russia), part of parallel program of VI Biennale of Young Art
August 2017 “Down the basement”, site-specific installation in Salzburg Fortress, part of Salzburg Summer Academy graduation exhibition

Selected group exhibitions:

October 2018 “Post-post text”, non-commercial art space “Ground” (Moscow, Russia)
June 2018 “Myth and legends of present time”, Gogol’s Museum New Wing (Moscow, Russia)
May 2017 “Institute of Contemporary Art, Moscow: 25 years”, The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center (Moscow, Russia)
February 2017 “Sessions of phantom communication”, Institute of Contemporary Art (Moscow, Russia)