Aleksander Komarov - CV

Aleksander Komarov (b.Belarus) is a visual artist and co-founder of Air Berlin Alexanderplatz, a research-related initiative and residency program in Berlin, Germany: www.airberlinalexanderplatz.de. He trained as an artist in Glebov Art Leceum in Minsk, studied at the Academy of Visual Arts, Poznan Poland and The Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He published filmic and written essays concerning questions of migrating identity’s, (cultural) globalization, the condition of contemporary art and its relation to broader economic contexts. His films include: Estate (2008); Capital (2009), Glosy/Voices(2011), "Palipaduazennje" (2012), Language Lessons (2013). His works were exhibited, most recently at the WRO Media Art Biennale, Wroclaw, Poland (2017), Moscow Biennial (2015), Arsenal Gallery in Bialystok,PL (2014), ‘The Way of the Shovel’, curated by Dieter Roelstraete at the MCA Chicago (2013) and at the Istanbul Biennial, curated by Hou Hanru (2007).


CV


Graduated:

1985-1989 School of Art & Design, called A.K. Glebova in Minsk, Belarus

1992-1997 Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland

1998-2000 The Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.



Selected exhibitions:


2017 

(opening events: 17-21, May 2017)

DRAFT SYSTEMS, 17th edition of the WRO Media Art Biennale, Wroclaw, Poland


2016

‘Afterglow’’, in collaboration with Maxim Tyminko, algorithm / live stream. 

Der Körnerpark in Berlin Neukölln, Germany

'We move in slow motion', Lab,Berlin , Germany

'Migration Card', Kaliningrad NCCA, National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Russia


2015

6th Moscow Biennale, at Pavilion No.1 in Moscow's VDNKh, Russia

Kaliningrad NCCA, National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Russia

Telephone #4, Berl's Poetry Shop, Brooklyn, US

Homecomings, Telephone #4,PROJECTIVE SPACE Berlin

COLLECTION (ZBOR), Galeria Arsenał, Białystok, Poland


2014

Pozbawienie, curated by Monika Szewczyk, Galeria Arsenał, Białystok, Poland

Trapeze Concrete, L40 Kunst Verein, curated by Susanne Prinz, Berlin, Germany


2013/14

The Way of the Shovel: Art as Archaeology, 

curated by Dieter Roelstraete, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, US


2013

Panslavisms, curated by Virginija Januškevičiūtė and Joanna Warsza, at the former Central Committee of the Polish United Workers’ Party, Warsaw. Poland

Constellation, Donostia-San Sebastián" curated by Peio Aguirre San Telmo Museoa, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain


2012

"West to The East" curated by Lena Prents, Gallery ÐŽ, Minsk, Belaus

"Untimely Stories" curated by Jarosław Lubiak and Joanna Sokołowska Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź. Poland

Europe (to the power of) n Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

"Asymmetric Europe" curated by Miško Šuvaković Muzej savremene umetnosti Vojvodine, Novi Sad, Serbia

Scenario, curated by Barbara Steiner, Museum of Contemporary Art Leipzig


2011

Passion of Ornithologist. On Myth Making, curating by Adam Budak, in Nowy Socz, Poland
The Journey to the East, curatad by Monika Szewczyk Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok, Poland

OPENING THE DOOR? BELARUSIAN ART TODAY, curated by Kęstutis Kuizinas, co-operation on the part of Zachęta Anna Tomczak, Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

FROM ONE WORD TO ONE WORD - a possible void, curated by Adam Budak, Bäckerstrasse4 plattform für junge kunst Gabriele Schober Wien. Austria


2010

Capital, CAUC Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain (SOLO)

VISUAL ARTS. NEW PRACTICES, Y Galler y, Minsk, Belarus

Opening the Door? Belarusian Art Today CAC, Vilnus, Lithuania

FALL OUT,art, desire and disengage, Gl Holtegaard, Modern Art Denmark & Malmö Konsthall, Sweden


2009

Capital,Panorama, Impact, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Summertime; or, Close-ups on Places We’ve (Never) Been, SFAI San Francisco. USA

Gallery Mirta De Mare, Rotterdam The Netherlands 2009 LOOP, Barcelona, Spain

Belarusian Perspectives, Arsenal Gallery in Bialystok, Poland

Estate, FILMHOUSE, The Hague, The Netherlands, 2008 Art Reclaims Foreign Affairs, Association for Contemporary Art, Graz, Austria


2008

Documentary Perspectives in Contemporary Art, Vancity Theatre and Vancouver International Film Festiva,l curated by Bettina Steinbruegge and Tine Fischer, Vancouver, Canada

KUNSTINVASION, Berliner Kunsthalle, Berlin, Germany

La Luna Piena, TENT. Rotterdam Center for Visual Arts, The Netherlands

Satellite Tunes, Art from the Post-Soviet States, Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary

Kunsthalle Winterthur, Zurich,Switzerland

Estate, Anna Partenheimer Studio,Berlin, Germany

On Translation: Transparency/Architecture acoustique, Uqbar, Berlin, Germany


2007/8

On Translation, Netwerk / Center for contemporary art, Aalst, Belgium


2007

Handel with care, Gallery Aneks, Poznan, Poland

Minsk, urban diary, LAZNIA, Centre for Contemporary Art, curated by Lena Prents, Gdansk, Poland

Not Only Possible, But Also Necessary, Optimism in the age of global war The 10th International Istanbul Biennial, curated by Hou Hanru Istanbul, Turkey

Authorized documents of my Western and Eastern family, KUMU Kunst Museum, curated Viktor by Misiano, Tallinn, Estonia

Progressive nostalgia, 35 g/Passport, Prato-Museum of Contemporary Art Luigi Pecci, curated by Viktor Misiano, Prato, Italia

The collection of Archiving documents on privet and public property, Galery Etc. Prague, curated by Jiri Ptacek / Jiri Skala, Czech Republik

Critically in-between, ART ATHINA 2007, Athence, Greece


2006

See you in Disneyland, Fonds BKVB/ Büro Friedrich,Berlin, Germany How to Do Things? – In the Middle of (No)where, Kunsthallen Nikolaj, Contemporary Art Center

Copenhagen, Denmark

How to Do Things? – In the Middle of (No)where, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

Microcosm of perfect Societies, Tresor, Ba-ka, Kunstforum, Vienna, Austria

City project, Tokyo Wonder Site (TWS), Tokyo, Japan

Old News cneai Chatou, Franc editor: Jacob Fabriciuse old news Fall 3 issue, January - March: Henrik Olesen (Denmark), Karl Holmqvist (Sweden), April-June: Anri Sala (Albania), Lucas Ajemian (USA), T10. (Transfunctional Territory) (Cuba), July-September: Aleksander Komarov (Belarus), Laura Horelli (Finland) October-December: Lee Ranaldo (USA), Bruno Serralongue (France), Leah Singe (USA)


2005

A Second Sight, International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Prague,The National Gallery, CZ, curated by Oliver Kielmayer

Project Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

City Scale, “Psychogeographical investigation. Taxiguide” Kulturkontakte, Vienna, Austria

Club Cube, CSW Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw, Poland


2004

Publish and be damned, Cubitt’s, London, GB

Outsider, Villa Decius, Krakow, Poland


2003

Catching the Ghost, HEDAH, Maastricht, The Netherlands


2002

Expect Relevance, K3, Zurich, Switzerland

The Centenarian,TENT, Rotterdam, The Netherlands


2001

As Above As Below, De Fabriek, Eindhoven, The Netherlands


2001

Luchtvaart, CSW, Zamek Ujazdowski, curated by Eva Gozondek, Warsaw, Poland



Reviews:

Paletten Art Magazine, Gothenburg, Sweden

Freze Magazine Issue 112, By Dominic Eichler (H)

labforculture, Amsterdam, NL

ART 31 Belgie

De Volkskrant, 2007-09-13, NL

Information, DK

The 10th International Istanbul Biennial, TR

Netwerk /centrum voor hedendaagse kunst, Aalst, Belgie

ART Magazine.CC, Vienna, A

Moscow Art Magazine “Past Imperfect” A. Komarov

Umelec, n:1, art magazine, Prague “Ideology of modernism” Interview, J. Skála and A. Komarov

Flash Art. Vol. XXXVIII/ No.240, January-February 2005, S.80f.; Aleksander Komarov, The Palace Heingartner, Douglas: Hybrids and Affinities

Metropolis M, Oct/Nov ‘Combine and Rule’ by Eva Nieklaeva, 2004

Cultuurbarbaar, 08.04 “iminsk, a virtual city”


Writings:

2007

“Past Imperfect”, Moscow Art Magazine ( Moskva: Hudozestvennyj zurnal, issue (65-66) A.Komarov2008, “Past Imperfect”, Moscow Art Magazine (Moskva: Hudozestvennyj zurnal, issue (65-66))

2008

“On Translation: Transparency” ART 31 Belgium

“ Weather Report”, Art Reclaims Foreign Affairs, published by Association for Contemporary Art, Graz, Austria

2008

“About language”, Belarusian Perspectives, published by Arsenal Gallery in Bialystok, Poland

2007

“Changing Roles, Artist s personal views and wishes”, Komarov/ Kriemann, published by Witte de With, Rotterdam

2006

35 gram, art book, with the essay „Living on Visa Territory“


Publications:

2012 “Palipaduazennie” art book

2010 ESTATE art book, Editor: Lena Prents, Graphic design: Jung & Wenig Berlin

2005 “35 gr”, artist’s book, edition 1000, 56 pages, 20 x 26 cm, Concept: Aleksander Komarov, Essay: Nelly Bekus, Published by: Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam,NL

2007 Prato -Museum of Contemporary Art; Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luig Pecci, IT

2006 OLD NEWS ,A project about the media and recycled news published by Pork Salad Press,

Editor: Jacob Fabricius

2007 Changing Roles, Artist s personal views and wishes, Witte de With,Rotterdam

2007 On Translation Transparency, edition 2000, Aleksander Komarov, Published by Mondriaan Foundation, Amsterdam and 10th International Istanbul Biennial

2007 “Past Imperfect” A. Komarov, Moscow Art Magazine



Grants & Residencies:

2015 ISCP - International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York, US

2005 Kulturkontakte Vienna, Astria

2005 Projectstudio Berlin, FBKVB

2002 Künstlerhaus Boswil, CH

1998 Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands



Lectures and screenings:


2015 Salon at ISCP, NYC, US

2010 Workshop on Artists Writing, Funen Art Academy, Odense, Denmark

2010 VISUAL ARTS. NEW PRACTICES, Y Gallery, Minsk, Belarus

2010 Lecture at Gl Holtegaard, Modern Art, Denmark

2008 IASPIS, International Artists' Studio Program Stockholm in Sweden, invited by Cecilia Widenheim

2007 Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam, “Politic and praxis” invited by Jelle Bouwhuis

The Netherlands

2007 ASP, Poznan, “Handel with care” invited by Jaroslav Kozlowskij, Poland

2007 IASPIS, Stockholm “Ideology and urbanism” films and videos “Arming the elevator”,

“See you in Disneyland” invited by Bettina Pehrsson, Sweden

2006 Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, invited by Roos Gortzak, The Netherlands

2006 AK28, Stockholm, “Who makes and owns your work”, Passport “35gr, invited Magnus Liistamo, Sweden

2006 Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam “Mental weight/Physical wait”


Aleksander Komarov is also Director of ABA (Artist in Residence Berlin Alexanderplatz) in Berlin, Germany.

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