Helena Aleksandrova is a Helsinki-based artist and cinephile who engages with film and moving image through the roles of director, performer, editor, and art director. Her visually-rich scenography draws on camp and vintage aesthetics to put forward subversive but celebratory explorations of popular (sub)cultures. Her works often play with familiar and contested ideas about female representation and sexuality through humour, spectacle, horror and artifice.
She holds a double BA in Film and Video theory from Bard College, USA and Smolny College, St.Petersburg, Russia. In 2017, she received a Master's degree in Visual Culture and Contemporary Art from Aalto University, Finland. In 2019, she was a participant of the Academy of Moving People and Images (AMPI) where she focused on the genre of Giallo in her graduation film, which was the start of her interest in horror cinema. In 2021, she joined AMPI as a coordinator.
In the upcoming 2023, she is establishing a new feminist filmmakers collective ‘Film Tonight!’ together with Mariangela Pluchino, Roxana Sadvokassova and Jelica Jerinic funded by Kone Foundation.