«I am here the architect who decides whether to be a storm, or to be calm» – Alisa Gorshenina exhibits a mix of paintings, graphics, textile sculptures, video art and digital collages by using handmade, reused material
Native to the Russian village of Yakshina, Alisa Gorshenina (also known as Alice Hualice) graduated from the Nizhniy Tagil Pedagogical Academy specializing in art and graphics. Her work exhibits a mix of paintings, graphics, textile sculptures, video art, animation and digital collages by using handmade, reused material for costumes, accessories, and masks without sketches. In 2018 the artist opened exhibition Уральская шкура (Ural skin) in one of the pavilions of the VDNKh exhibition centre, as part of her accolade in the ВЗЛЁТ на ВДНХ (Takeoff to VDNKh) program, becoming a member of the Sondre Green residence in Norway, an artist-in-residence opportunity for work related to textile media withing the same year. «Huarealism: is my world, not afraid of cataclysms, epidemics, and other apocalyptic phenomena of the outside world. It is under my protection, I am here the chief architect who decides whether to be a storm, or to be calm».
Receiving a grant from the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in 2019, a place for people, art and ideas to create history, she went on to join the list of members of the Kandinsky Prize, an award for emerging Russian contemporary artists. Being a permanent participant in the projects of the Ural Branch of National Center for Contemporary Art, she recently participated in Russian fairy tale, an exhibition in the New Tretyakov Gallery from Vasnetsov’s time until now, whilst showcasing a personal exhibition самоискусствление/samoiskusstvlenie (self-art) in the ART4 museum.