Alexander Nikolsky

Alexander Nikolsky
Alexander Nikolsky (b. 1984), interdisciplinary artist, curator, teacher, lives and works in Kemerovo (Western Siberia). He studied art and photography at Kemerovo State University of Arts and Photo Department.

His works and curatorial projects have been exhibited in Russia, Germany, India, and Mongolia. Works with photography, video, objects, sound. Rooted in the philosophical traditions of «dark ecology» and «flat ontologies», his work explores relationships between human, things and nature, where physical space, objects and human practices act as active and equal participants in the interaction. Participated in exhibitions: XIII Krasnoyarsk Museum Biennale (Krasnoyarsk), 48 hours (Novosibirsk-Berlin), Nemoskva (St. Petersburg), ARS Electronica (St. Petersburg); curated exhibitions: Trepang syndrome (Vladivostok, Novosibirsk, Practice of space (Novosibirsk), (in)visible air (Ulaanbaatar), Burning Down the House (Berlin); co-founder of an independent gallery Vovne Loft Project

Artist Statement
I feel attracted to forms that seem simple, but hide unfolding levels of complexity. Raw, coarse, unframed physical space filled with moving and unclassified forms — those are objects and metaphors of the unconscious.

Once I started with common visual shooting, my interested started to develop into a search of relations between subjective processes and internal dynamics of space. Processes when repressed, invisible or something out of any significance suddenly ooze on surface of visible reality.

Photography is a handy and flexible material with indefinite boundaries, which is suitable at its best to talk of things that do not have any name.

Key projects
Viscous transparent resin
Victory Park
Installation views
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