alexandra galkina


At the opening of the exhibition Cinema of Repeat Films Alexandra Galkina delivered a theme-based lecture entitled Dj Galqueena — Happy Artist’s Hardcore Set, Volume 2.

Dj Galqueena — Happy Artist’s Hardcore Set is a series of performance lectures by Alexandra Galinka, which started in 2015. The artist acts like a DJ playing musical compositions one after the other. Happy Artist’s Hardcore Set is her personal compilation of “music for artists”, which encompasses time from the start of the 20th century to the present day. The performance presented at the exhibition plays on the dual nature of an exhibition’s vernissage. On the one hand, attendance of an art exhibition is a form of leisure and entertainment – on the other hand, it is inevitably fraught with intellectual effort.

Link to the video performance at the Circular Kinopanorama (Moscow). Link to the video performance at the Centre of Modern Culture Smena (Kazan)

Alexandra Galkina was born in 1982. She is an artist and the author of texts on contemporary art. She has participated in numerous autonomous art initiatives in Moscow. Since 1997 she has participated in the art projects Avant-Garde School (1997-1998) and the early events of Radek Group (2000-2002). In 2003 she had her first solo exhibition at the Department of Current Trends of the Tretyakov Gallery. Her works have been shown both at solo and group exhibitions in Russia and abroad: at the State Russian Museum (Saint Petersburg), National Centre for Contemporary Arts (Moscow), Moscow Museum of Modern Art (Moscow), CSI Mars (Moscow), Kumu Art Museum (Tallinn), Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Moscow Museum, Fondazione Sabretto Re Rebaudengo (Turin), Centre for Contemporary Art, OUI (Grenoble), The Casa dei Trei Oci (Venice), Zarya Centre for Contemporary Art (Vladivostok), the galleries Stella Art (Moscow) and Calvert (London), Dana Cerkezi (Vienna), Arsenal (Belostok), Svetlana, etc. In 2010 she participated in the Manifesta 8 international biennale of contemporary art (Murcia, Spain). In 2010 she was awarded a special prize by the Stella Art Foundation as part of the annual Russian Innovation prize. She received a scholarship from the artist-in-residence programmes: AIR Laboratory Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazowski Castle, Warsaw (2012); KulturKontakt Austria, Vienna (2013); Artist-in-Residence — Lofoten, Norway (2014). In 2016 XL-Gallery (Moscow) hosted a solo exhibition by Alexandra Galkina. She lives and works in Moscow.