Alexandra Sukhareva

Alexandra Sukhareva studied in Moscow and Gothenburg. In 2008, she moved from Moscow to a location near Dubna, site of a prestigious nuclear research center north of Moscow, where she has produced most of her recent works at a local studio. These include Doxa (2012)—which was based on toxic substances and created for the windows of Moscow’s old Likachev Palace of Culture (ZIL) before that building’s renovation in 2012 (as part of the Counter Illusions exhibition at Gallery 21). Her artistic practice is primarily interested in the historical cycles of toxins within military, daily, and aesthetic realms as well as the poetical recourse deriving from that shift. Some of her installations also deal with the interactions between humans, nature, society, and social responsibility. Sukhareva has participated in Manifesta 10 (2014), dOCUMENTA 13 (2012), and  the Fourth Moscow Biennale—From the Realm of Practical knowledge (2011).