BIO

Alina Bliumis is New York-based artist. Alina received her BFA from the School of Visual Art in 1999 and a diploma from the Advanced Course in Visual Arts in Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, Italy in 2005. Alina often collaborates with Jeff Bliumis, their collaboration started in 2000.

Alina has exhibited internationally at the Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration, Paris, France, the First Moscow Biennales of Contemporary Art (Moscow, Russia), Busan Biennale 2006 (Busan, South Korea), Assab One (Milan, Italy), the Bronx Museum of the Arts (New York, US), Galerie Anne de Villepoix (Paris, France), Centre d’art Contemporain (Meymac, France), The James Gallery, The Graduate Center CUNY (New York, US), Museum of Contemporary Art (Cleveland, US), Museums of Bat Yam (Bat-Yam, Israel), the Jewish Museum (New York, US), the Saatchi Gallery (London, UK), Botanique Museum, Brussels, Belgium and the Victoria and Albert Museum (London, UK).

Her works are in various private and public collections, including MAC VAL - Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne, France; Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration, Paris, France; The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK; Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Russia; Bat Yam Museum for Contemporary Art, Israel; The Saatchi Collection, UK; The Harvard Business School, USA; The National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia, USA and Missoni Collection, Italy.

SOLO PROJECTS AND EXHIBITIONS

2018
Political Animals, Aperto Raum, Berlin, Germany
Political Animals, Aperto Room, St.Petersburg, Russia
Amateur Bird Watching at Passport Control, Pushkin House, London, UK; curator Elena Zaytseva
Cultural Tips For New Americans Under Trump, Spring/Break Art Show, New York, USA; curator Ksenia M. Soboleva

2016
Cultural Tips For New Americans, Popiashvili Gvaberidze Window Project, Tbilisi, Georgia
Recent Works, Bushel, Delhi, NY, US

2014
Thank You Paintings Exchange, Denny Gallery, New York, USA
Casual Conversations, The Laurie M. Tisch Gallery, New York, USA

2013
Which country is the best to move to? Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France
A Painting For A Family Dinner / Lecce, Italy, Ammirato Culture House (ACH), Lecce, Italy
A Painting For A Family Dinner / Beijing, China, Inside-Out Art Museum Artist-in -Residency, Beijing, China

2012
Cultural Tips Takeaway, Toomer Labzda Gallery, New York, New York
Language Barrier and Other Obstacles, Peacock Visual Arts, Center For Contemporary Art, Aberdeen, UK
A Painting For A Family Dinner / Bronx, NoLongerEmpty, documentation at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, USA Casual Conversations, National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia, USA

2011
Cultural Tips For New Americans, NoLongerEmpty, Ideas City Festival - New Museum, New York, USA Global Reach Inc. Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, USA

2010
Cultural Tips For New Americans, Stanislas Bourgain Galerie, Paris, France

2009
Casual Conversations in Brooklyn, Black and White Project Space, Brooklyn, New York, USA

2008
A Painting For A Family Dinner / Bat Yam, Israel, Bat Yam Museum for Contemporary Art, Israel.
Dam Lines, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, USA (catalog)
Language Barrier / Lower Manhattan, public art project, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, USA Language Barrier–Yellow Pages, Stanislas Bourgain Galerie, Paris, France
Hello, USA? Contemporary City Foundation, Moscow, Russia (catalog); curator Andrei Parshikov Language Barrier, Pulse, New York, USA

2005
Cloning Factory, MuseumsQuartier, Vienna, Austria 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018
Persona Grata, Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration and MAC VAL, Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne, France; curator Anne-Laure Flacelière and Isabelle Renard 
Project Statement, Parallel Vienna; curator Maria Kalinina
PRO____BEL, Belarussian Art Abroad, Villa Sokrates Foundation, Krynki, Poland; curator Andrei Dureika
Babble, Gallery CA Baltimore, MD, US; curator Yuzhuo Mark Zhang

2017
Ernst, Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center, Yekaterinburg, Russia
Amateur Bird Watching At Passport Control, Viennacontemporary, Vienna, Austria

2016
Now to remember the future is not possible?, Fest I Nova, Garikula, Georgia, curator Nutsa Chikvaidze
The Lives of Forms, Lower East Side Printshop, New York, USA; curator Ksenia Nouril
Making Continuity Contemporary: Eastern Europe in New York, Derfner Judaica Museum, Bronx, NY The Bronx Speaks Our Home, Andrew Freedman Home, Bronx, NY; curator Sarah Corona

2015
DEAD: A Celebration Of Mortality, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Specters of Communism: Contemporary Russian Art, James Gallery, CUNY Graduate Center, NY, USA; curator Boris Groys

2014
NASS BELGICA L’immigration marocaine en Belgique, Botanique Museum, Brussels, Belgium
Time::Code, Whitebox Art Center, New York, USA

2013
Unhinged, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2012
This Side of Paradise, NoLongerEmpty, Andrew Freedman Home, Bronx, New York, USA
Foreign Bodies, Barbur, Jerusalem, Israel; curator Yevgeniya Baras
Generation One and a Half, Abrazo Interno Gallery, New York, USA; curator Yulia Tikhonova
Civil Disobedience Festival, De Balie Centre for Culture and Politics, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; curator Tania Volkova Foreign Bodies, Set Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, USA; curator Yevgeniya Baras

2011
Media Impact. International Festival Of Activist Art, the Fourth Moscow Biennale, Russia (catalog); ; curator Tania Volkova
About Face, NoLongerEmpty, Festival of Ideas for a New City, New Museum New York, USA
Electrica, Instituto Cervantes, New York, USA

2010
New Acquisition, The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Artistes russes: Un art au superlatif, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Meymac, France Now We Are Six, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, USA

2009
American Dream / Be Happy, Pulse Miami Installation Program, USA
Frozen Reality, Holster Projects, London, UK
No Longer Empty, Chelsea Hotel, New York, USA
The Situation, Third Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia (catalog); curator Elizabeth M. Grady Ultra-New Materiality, Third Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia (catalog); curator Andrey Parshikov

2008
Moby Hosting, Bat-Yam Museum, Bat-Yam, Israel (catalog); curators Milana Gitzin-Adiram and Leah Abir Off The Wall: Artists At Work, Jewish Museum, New York, USA; curator Andrew Ingall
Moscow - New York = Parallel Play, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, USA
A Matter of Time, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, USA

2007
MOCA Mix film, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, USA
Left Pop, Second Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Russia (catalog); curators Diana Baldon, Georgina Jackson, Nicola Lees
Media Image and Unconscious, the Second Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
Victory Over The Sun, National Center of Contemporary Arts, Moscow, Russia (catalog); curator Vitaly Patsukov

2006
Making Love to My Ego, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, England
Refuge, Busan Biennale, Busan, South Korea (catalog); curator Yun Cheagab
Out Of Paint, Kuhn Gallery, Ohio State University, Marion, USA
Unauthorized Access, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Aesthetics of Resistance, Assab One, Milan, Italy (catalog); curator Roberto Pinto
Contested Spaces in Post-Soviet Art, Sidney Mishkin Gallery, New York, USA; curator Elena Sorokina Korperchen, Veranstalter Medienwerkstatt, Vienna, Austria

2005
Russia Redux #1, Schroeder Romero Gallery, New York, USA;; curator Elena Sorokina
Aesthetics of Resistance, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, Italy (catalog); curator Roberto Pinto
Post-Diasporas: Voyages and Missions, the First Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Russia (catalog); curator Olga Kopenkina

2004
Symbols of The Big Bang, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, USA 

RESIDENCIES

2013 Ammirato Culture House, Lecce, Italy
2013 Inside-Out Art Museum (IOAM), Beijing, China
2009 Black and White Project Space, Brooklyn, New York, US
2005 Quartier 21, MuseumsQuartier, Vienna, Austria

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

2016 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, New York, US
2014 Genesis Grant, Genesis Philanthropy Group, New York, US
2011 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, New York, US
2011 Blue Print Fellowship, New York, US
2010-2011 Franklin Furnace Fund, New York, US
2009 Trust for Mutual Understanding, New York, US
2008 Art in Public Spaces Grant, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, US
2008 Strategic Opportunity Stipend, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, US
2008 Puffin Foundation Grant, Teaneck, US
2007-2009 Six Points Fellowship, New York, US
2005 Trust for Mutual Understanding, New York, US

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

MAC VAL - Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne, France
Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration, Paris, France
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Russia
Bat Yam Museum for Contemporary Art, Israel
The Saatchi Collection, UK
The Harvard Business School, USA
Missoni Collection, Italy

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Monographs:
Alina and Jeff Bliumis, From Selfie to Groupie, Text by Joshua Ellison (editor), David Shneer, Anya Ulinich, Jenya Gorbatsevich and Konrad Bercovici, Published by Genesis Philanthropy Group, 2015
Alina and Jeff Bliumis, Cultural Tips For New Americans, Artist Book, 2011
Alina and Jeff Bliumis, Dam Lines, Text by Elizabeth M. Grady, Published by Andrea Meislin Gallery, 2008
Alina and Jeff Bliumis, Receiving the Stranger, Text by Adam Kleinman, Aniko Erdosi, Nicola Lees and Georgina Jackson, Roberto Pinto, Gerald Janecek, Sylvia Grace Borda and Elisa Tjin, Anatoly Osmolovsky, Vitaly Patsyukov, and Yulia Tikhonova, Published by CheckOffArtPress, 2007

Catalogs:
Specters of Communism: Contemporary Russian Art, Texts by Boris Groys, Catherine Carl, Brian Kuan Wood, Published by e-flux and James Gallery, The Graduate Center CUNY, 2015
EmergencyIndex 2013, Ugly Duckling Presse
EmergencyIndex 2012, Ugly Duckling Presse
Media Impact. International Festival Of Activist Art, Published by ZKM Institute for Visual Media, 2012
Political Art and Activism, Art & Agenda, Texts by R. Klanten, M. Hubner, A. Bieber, P. Alonzo, G. Jansen, Published by Gestalten, 2011
Ultra-New Materiality, Text by Caroline Bourgeois, 3rd Moscow Biennale catalog of parallel program, 2009
Shape Of Things To Come: New Sculpture, Text by Meghan Dailey, Published by Rizzoli, 2008
Hello, USA? Text by Andrey Parshikov, Published by Contemporary City Foundation, Moscow, Russia, 2008
MoBY Hosting, Text by Milana Gitzin-Adiram and Leah Abir, Published by MoBY, Bat Yam Museum for Contemporary Art, Israel, 2007
Left Pop, Text by Nicola Lees and Georgina Jackson, 2nd Moscow Biennale catalog of parallel program, 2007
Victory Over The Sun, Text by Vitaly Patshukov, Published by the National Center of Contemporary Arts, Moscow, Russia, 2007
Busan Biennale catalog, 2006
The Aesthetics of Resistance, Text by Roberto Pinto and Anna Daneri, Published by Ratti Foundation, 2006
Post Diaspora, Text by Olga Kopenkina, 1st Moscow Biennale catalog of parallel program, 2005

EDUCATION


1996-99 BFA, The School of Visual Arts, New York, US
2005 Advanced Course in Visual Arts, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, Italy, With Professor Alfredo Jaar.