Archive of Author | Alexandra Dementieva

Alexandra Dementieva studied journalism and fine arts in Moscow and Brussels. Her main interests focus on social psychology and perception and their application in multimedia interactive installations. Her videowork integrates different elements including behavioral psychology, developing narrative using a ‘subjective camera’. Her interactive installation projects attempt to widen the mind’s potential for perception using different production materials: computers, video projections, soundtracks, slides, photography, etc. By making certain historical, cultural and political allusions, her exhibition locations create the frame within which the idea develops. The projects explore the spectator’s depths of perceptual experience and the interaction of the individual spectator with the exhibition as well as with other visitors. The subject of an installation or its production method becomes less important to her than the mind of the user. Thus the latter becomes the center of the project or the main actor in the performance. Her work has been exhibited internationally – Brazil, USA, Spain, Mexico, Germany, Switzerland, Korea, Italy, etc.

https://alexdementieva.org/

Selected Solo exhibitions

10 Installations, MMOMA (Moscow Museum of Modern Art) (RU) – 2017

‘Parallel Dimensions’, Marion De Cannière gallery, Antwerp (BE) – 2013

‘Drama House’ XL gallery, Moscow (RU) – 2009

‘Alien Space’, CCNOA, Brussels (BE) – 2009

‘Mirror’s Memory’ XL gallery, Moscow (RU) – 2008

RSUH Museum, Moscow (RU) – 2008

‘Psyche and the Digital’, Neutral Ground, Regina (CA) – 2007

Video installation, XL gallery, Moscow (RU) – 2006

Interactive installations, Kunstencentrum Netwerk, Aalst, (BE) – 2006

Interactive installations and performances, Nadine Plateau, Brussels (BE) – 2006

Installations, Centro De La Imagen Museum, Mexico city, (MX) – 2005-2006

Interactive installation, XL gallery, Moscow (RU) – 2005

Interactive Video installation, ISELP, Brussels (BE) – 2002

Selected Group exhibitions

DAF2018 Athens (GR) – 2018

‘Memory-renaissance-reincarnation’ ADGY Culture Development Co. LtD, Benjing (China) – 2018

‘Personal Spaces’ National Arts Club, New York (USA) – 2018

‘NovaXX’ Halles Saint-Gery, Brussels (BE) – 2017 ‘Hybris’, Università Ca’ Foscari, Venice (IT) – 2017

‘Patterns of the Mind’ the Rubelle & Norman Schafler Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn (USA) – 2016

Digitalife / Romaeuropa, MACRO/ La Pelanda Museum, Rome (IT) – 2015

FILE festival exhibition, San Paulo (BR) – 2015

‘The New Story-Tellers In Russian Art Of The XX-XXI Centuries’, The State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg (RU) – 2015

‘SILVER BLISS #2: Portrait of a City’ Argoes, Brussel (BE) – 2014

‘This Leads to Fire’, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase (USA) – 2014

‘Tokyo Story 2014 Part 2′ TWS Shibuya, Video Screening, Tokyo (JP) – 2014

Public Data Explorer’ HLP gallery, Brussels (BE) – 2013

‘The acts of Presents’ iMAL, Brussels (BE) – 2013

‘International Women’s Day’ Museum Art Centre “Rabochiy i kolkhoznitsa”, Moscow (RU) – 2013

‘Speech about Crysis’ Emmeotto Living gallery, Rome (IT) – 2013

‘The Timekeeper’, The State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg (RU) – 2012

‘Passion Bild. Russische Kunst seit 1970, Kunst Museum, Bern (CH) – 2012

SIGN & TIME, ConcentArt, Transmediale Satellites programme, Berlin (DE) – 2011

Erased Walls, Mediations Biennale 2010, Poznan (PL) – 2010

“ŽEN d’ART: The History of Gender and Art in Post-Soviet Space, 1989-2009”, MOMMA, Moscow (RU) – 2010

Articles with Alexandra Dementieva


The fragility of human existence

“My work mainly depends on – and is influenced by – everyday life: the political, social and cultural events that occur and change our ideas and perception of the world around us. Wars, social injustice, natural catastrophes have marked people, reshaped regions – the fragility of human existence.”

Alexandra Dementieva main interests focus on social psychology and perception and their application in multimedia interactive installations. Her videowork integrates different elements including behavioral psychology, developing narrative using a ‘subjective camera’.