Helena Aleksandrova (b.1992)
I am a Helsinki-based artist and director from St.Petersburg. I work primarily with the moving image, performance and camp horror cinema. In my artistic practice, I often turn to performance on camera to add additional meanings while using the body and the face as a tool. Humour is often a great part of my creative process and practice too.
I got my Bachelor's degree in 2014 from Smolny College, St.Petersburg State University, which is supported by Bard College. I also hold a second degree from Bard College. In the Bachelor studies, I was majoring in Film and Video. I received my Master's degree from Aalto University in the program of Visual Culture and Contemporary Art. In 2018 Finnish Cultural Foundation awarded me a working grant. In 2019, I was a participant of the Academy of Moving People and Images where I focused on deconstructing the genre of Giallo.