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.



Institute of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia

Moscow State University, BA in Mathematics, Moscow, Russia


2021 Nominated for the 2nd Moscow Art Prize

2019 High House Studio, artist residency under 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


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

2019 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

2018 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


2021 American Dream, NADA House 2021, New York, USA 2021 Living Matter, the Tretyakov gallery, Moscow, Russia

2021 Assuming Distance: Speculations, Fakes, and Predictions in the Age of the Coronacene, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia

2020 Support Group, 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

2018 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

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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