Helena Aleksandrova (b.1992)
I am a Helsinki-based artist from St.Petersburg. I work primarily with the moving image, performance on camera and photography. In my artistic practice I am inspired by popular cultural and social phenomena as a platform for creating new ideas. I like to focus on the visual gaze and the audience, and how to provoke this gaze with familiar or re-appropriated images to open a discussion. I often turn to performance on camera in my works to add the 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 degree from Aalto University in the program of Visual Culture and Contemporary Art. In 2018 Finnish Cutural Foundation awarded me a working grant.