Alina and Jeff Bliumis
We are a multidisciplinary New York based artist team, working together since 2000. We were both born abroad, but have been living in the United States for over twenty years and we often play with ideas centered on cultural foreignness, social misfits and national identity in our work. Our early projects were mostly based on our own experience, and over last ten years our interest has gradually shifted into processing our communal experience, defining social structures, looking into cultural standards and exploring “foreignness” as a condition that gives a new perspective to the familiar. Our works are in various private and public collections, including the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (Russia), Bat-Yam Museum (Israel), the Saatchi Collection (UK) and the Victoria and Albert Museum (UK).
Selected Solo Exhibitions 2009 Casual Conversations in Brooklyn, Black and White Project Space, Brooklyn, New York, USA 2008 Dam Lines, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, USA Language Barrier / Lower Manhattan, Public Art Installation, New York, USA Language Barrier–Yellow Pages, Stanislas Bourgain Galerie, Paris, France Hello, USA? Contemporary City Foundation, Moscow, Russia Language Barrier, Pulse, New York, USA 2005 Cloning Factory, MuseumsQuartier, Vienna, Austria 2003 Videolog, National Center of Contemporary Arts, Moscow, Russia Selected Group Exhibitions 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, the Third Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia Ultra-New Materiality, the Third Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia