Description of Work
Alexandra Lerman (b. 1980) is a New York-based artist born in St. Petersburg, Russia. Her practice is rooted in the desire to interrogate pivotal moments in history that have led to the formation of today’s geo-political landscape. She interweaves documentary and fiction in films, photographs, and installations, to allegorize the news and combat the desensitization by the news media, in order to create a more personal connection to the geo-political events. The themes of her work locate themselves in the shared territories of imperialism and Romanticism, the Cold War and its consequences, the history of resistance and protest, as well as new modes of participation.
Alexandra’s work was exhibited in a solo show at Janos Gat Gallery, NYC (2006) and group exhibitions: Cross-Time Stories: Global Subjectivities after 1989, The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery (2012); Columbia MFA Thesis Show, Fisher Landau Center for Art (2012); Strategies for Public Occupation, Storefront for Art and Architecture (2011); and Neither Lie Nor Confession, Court Square (2011). Her residencies include LMCC Workspace Residency Program (2012-2013) and The Retreat: A Position of dOCUMENTA (13) Banff Research in Culture 2012, Banff, Alberta, Canada. Alexandra has been awarded the Andrew Fisher Fellowship to Columbia University School of Arts (2010), and a scholarship to Cooper Union (2000). Lerman received her B.F.A. from Cooper Union (2004) and her M.F.A. from Columbia University School of the Arts (2012).
Postcards from Central Asia. Nomadic Practice. - 2009-2010
Alla Dudaeva - 2011-2012