Bio

Alexander Minchenko, an interdisciplinary artist and engineer (born in 1986 in Tarusa, Russia), lives and works in Moscow (Russia) and Vinnytsya (Ukraine). As an undergraduate and postgraduate he studied Electrical Engineering and Audio Engineering as well as Optoelectronics at Moscow state technical university of radiotechnics, electronics and automatics.

Alexander acquired his basic education in photography and video art at British higher school of art and design, and in contemporary art practices and art history at Institute of contemporary art, Moscow. He also visited the course on sound production and interactive art at the Moscow Rod­chenko School.

He par­tic­i­pated in various group shows, screenings, public talks, and other events, in­clud­ing the 3rd Moscow Biennale, the 5th Moscow Bi­en­nale of Young Art, PROGR Russian video art night, and took part in ex­hi­bi­tions and performances in Russia, Ukraine, Switzerland and the US.

Education

2015–17 Institute of contemporary art, Moscow / Contemporary art practices and art history

2016–17 Rodchenko art school, Moscow / Course on sound design and interactive art

2012–14 British higher school of art and design / BA Fine art photography and videoart

2008–10 Moscow state technological university / Postgraduate in Optoelectronics

2002–07 Moscow state university of radiotechnics, electronics and automatics / Master’s deg. in Electronics engineering

Collaborations and online projects

g5-54.com
analog synthesis-based open source project

derivetv.org
scheduled streaming television

Optical group
field exploration activities

Committee of the XXI century
community interaction and management project

About practice

‘Is everybody still alive there, please?’

– Nils Kjeldsen*

My work aims to examine areas of communication, developing during an evident crisis of language-based contacts, identity multiplication/hybridization grown from network social links, and mythologization which shapes the borders of a certain community.

As a method I strive for activity initiation that covers the gap between static and dynamic, real and symbolic, acts like an integral information flow, and accents on the value of time as the essential constituent of post-duality.

A language characterized by temporality as its key parameter appears to be the contemporary communicative tool, both for synchronous data flows between sensors and cloud storage, and for human-friendly interfaces.

Observations of how hybrid humane–technological communities affect and influence our representation, while transforming functional, political, economic and moral values and building up new ways of speculative facts dissemination and approval, led to switching mainly to time-based visual and sound performances with silence as the main language and streaming as the main medium.


* A character of investigation from Alexander’s project ‘Nice to meet you’

Solo shows

2018 Suburbia/Screw, Voronezh Center for Contemporary Art

2017 Untitled: Gogolevsky, 10 (G5—54 project)

2016 Nice to meet you, Red centre, Moscow

2015 At The Gates of New Moscow, Vnukovo

2012 Screenshots (documentation), Fili Fest, Moscow

Selected screenings

2018 Central telecommunications museum, Saint-Petersburg

2017 PROGR Russian video art show, Bern

2015 Mediapoetry night, Zverev Centre for Contemporary Art, Moscow

Selected group shows

2018
Spatial waves, Central telecommunications museum, Saint-Petersburg
I am not a robot, Electromuseum, Moscow
Anxious hour, ZIL cultural center

2017
Voice of Chertanovo, New Moscow
Derivetv offline show, Bogorodskoe gallery, Moscow
The last live, Poligrafichesky tsekh, Moscow

2016
dom — dvorets — salon — muzei — amerika — otshib, Moscow Biennale for young art special project
Then it was unknown for us, Printing factory art place, Moscow
Shifting expectations, Guslitsa art residence
CCI Fabrika — ICA session

2015
Moscow region center monument, Moscow
Watchtower, Institute of contemporary art, Moscow
February, 24, Zverev center of contemporary art, Moscow
Last hour squatters, HAS Atelier, Still not opened space, Moscow

2014
Feedback, Dubna
Bearing constructions, VEB Forum, Sochi, Krasnaya polyana
Parallels, Nordic wood show, Central architects palace, Moscow

2013
Raycentre, Krasnogvardeysky pond embankment, The best city on the earth arts festival, Moscow
Inner constructivism, Sahart, Moscow
Ring roads, Forma festival, Moscow

2012
New era kaleidoscope, Polyot cinema, Moscow
White noise of autumn evening, Moskovsky, Moscow region
While the border sleeps, Yampil, Vinnitsia oblast, Ukraine
Rumble of wheels, Campa isle, Vinnitsa, Ukraine

2011
House of bright light, Moscow state university of electronics, radiotechnics and automation
Screenshots, Yampil regional museum, Yampil, Vinnitsia oblast, Ukraine

Public talks

2018 Voronezh Center for Contemporary Art

2017 Institute of Contemporary Art, Moscow

2017 Central Telecommunications Museum, Saint-Petersburg

2016 Red Center, Moscow

Moscow studio
G5-54 Stronghouse
142762, Maryino village, 20
Moscow, Russia