Alexander Shchurenkov is a social practice artist and sculptor interested in how traditional crafts, shaped by values and standards of excellence, are passed from generation to generation through demonstration, conversation, and practice. He explores how these skills help communities and individuals to survive different types of crises, from personal to macro-economic. His other point of interest is the commodification of hopes for a better life.

Q-House, 2022
Stone Cold, 2021. ‘Assuming Distance: Speculations, Fakes, and Predictions in the Age of the Coronacene’, Installation View, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow. Photo: Yuri Palmin
Date with America, 2021. Installation View (duo with Dagnini). NADA House, New York
Gardens of Eden, 2020. Moscow Art Prize II nominees’ exhibition, 2021

 

EDUCATION

Institute of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
Moscow State University, BA in Mathematics, Moscow, Russia


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020
The Nature of Eden, Fragment Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2019
Crafting Present and Future, a workshop for artists and members of the local community — sharing experience on traditional crafts and site-specific installation in the Residency Unlimited, Brooklyn, New York, USA
One Work Site, specific installation at Between Windows gallery at Phillips auction house London and Moscow offices

2018
Once It Happened, backfired at Vacation, New York, USA
Zugzwang, part of the parallel program of the 6th Biennale of Young Art, Fragment Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2017
Down the Basement, site-specific installation in Salzburg Fortress, part of Salzburg Summer Academy graduation exhibition, Salzburg, Austria


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021
Living Matter, New Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Date with America,
NADA House 2021, New York, USA 
Assuming Distance: Speculations, Fakes, and Predictions in the Age of the Coronacene, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia

2020
Support Group, a special project of the 7th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art at Cube, Moscow, Russia

2018
Post-Post Text, non-commercial art space Ground Moscow, Russia
Myth and Legends of Present Time, The New Wing of Gogol's House, Moscow, Russia

2017
Institute of Contemporary Art, Moscow: 25 years, The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, Moscow, Russia 2017 Sessions of Phantom Communication, Institute of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia


AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

2021
Nominated for the 2nd Moscow Art Prize

2019
High House Studio, artist residency under the mentorship of Antony Gormley, Norfolk, UK

2017
Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Michael Beutler’s course What the work tells about the tools, Salzburg, Austria

Fragment at NADA House 2021 in New York
May 7, 2021
Dagnini and Alexander Shchurenkov participate in NADA House 2021
April 2, 2021
Alexander Shchurenkov participates in the group exhibition at the Garage Museum
March 25, 2021
Fragment participates in the new online art fair FAIR organized by NADA
May 15, 2020
Sergey Gushchin and Alexander Shchurenkov will conduct a workshop in the Residency Unlimited in New York
August 13, 2019
Fragment participates at Cosmoscow 2019
August 6, 2019
Alexander Shchurenkov is the first Russian artist to participate in Anthony Gormley’s artist residency in Norfolk
March 4, 2019
Alexander Shchurenkov’s show Once it Happened, Backfired in New York included in the list of the most anticipated events of the week by ARTnews
July 17, 2018
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