The European Biennial of Contemporary Art

28 June 31 October 2014

St. Petersburg, Russia The State Hermitage Museum

Alexandra Sukhareva

Bronze Mirror

Alexandra Sukhareva, Bronze Mirror, ca. 3400–3600 В.С. National Archeological Museum of Athens, 2013.
Courtesy the artist.

Born 1983 in Moscow, Russia
Lives and works in Moscow, Russia and Dubna, Russia

Alexandra Sukhareva studied in Moscow and Gothenburg. In 2008 she moved from Moscow to a location near Dubna, site of a prestigious nuclear research center north of Moscow, where she has produced most of her recent works at a local studio. These include Doxa (2012)—which was based on toxic substances and created for the windows of Moscow’s old Likachev Palace of Culture (ZIL) before that building’s renovation in 2012 (as part of the Counterillusions exhibition at Gallery 21). Her artistic practice is primarily interested in the historical cycles of toxins within military, daily, and aesthetic realms as well as the poetical recourse deriving from that shift. Some of her installations also deal with the interactions between humans, nature, society, and social responsibility. Sukhareva recently participated in the Fourth Moscow Biennale—From the Realm of Practical knowledge (2011), showed at GMG gallery in Moscow. She recently had a solo exhibition, Eurauraga (2011) and has been involved in the art cluster of Project_Fabrika, located on the premises of the former “Oktiabr” (October) Factory of Technical Papers in Moscow. In 2012 she took part in Documenta 13.