Oslo Född: 1990
Elen Alien (b. 1990, Ukraine) is a staunch cosmopolitan. In her works, she combines elements of different times and cultural communities, thus pointing to the absence of the need for separation, and labeling, to the fact that together all people and nature form a common organism. The art of Elen Alien expresses the unity of the sacred, natural and aesthetic, in their striving for a common goal. Her research unfolds at the points of contact between nature and humans, again addressing questions that people have tried in vain for centuries to find answers to with the help of science and technology. In her artistic practice, the artist tries to "preserve forever" the elusive beauty of the moment. Combining the tenderness of flowers and the hardness of epoxy resin, she reveals the ambivalence of glorifying the beauty of imperfection and contrasts art with digital immortality.
Vocational Degree in Fine Arts ”Project Konst”, Folkuniversitetet Konstskolan, Stockholm, Sweden
“Art, architecture and visual culture in Sweden” course, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
2007 - 2013
Specialist Degree in Architecture, Novosibirsk State Academy of Architecture and Art, Novosibirsk, Russia
1997 - 2007
Art school No2, Novokuznetsk, Russia
Medlem i konstnärsförening
Fria konstnärers sällskap
2023 – Borderless, Verse Gallery, Oslo
2022 – Autumn show, Gallery M35, Oslo
2022 – “Mono no aware” solo show, Brännkyrka church, Stockholm (solo)
2022 – Summer show, Gallery M35, Oslo
2022 – Varutstallning 2022, Gallery K45, Stockholm
2022 – “Mono no aware” solo show, Gallery K45, Stockholm (solo)
2022 – Spring salon, Nata Watts Gallery, Copenhagen
2021 – “Nymph”, Monday studio, Copenhagen
2021 – ”Kvinnliga Linjer”, Park, Stockholm
2021 – ”Nordic Art”, Copenhagen
2021 – “The Earth. Version 2021. What was next?”, Darwin Museum, Moscow
2021 – “Art dialogue”, [format] gallery, Moscow
2018 – Next Station Sokol, Moscow
2012 – “OK. WATCH!”, Nina Romanova, Novosibirsk
During this residency, I will be immersing myself in the dynamic and creative environment of GlogauAir, surrounded by fellow artists and the vibrant energy of Berlin. This nurturing space will provide the perfect backdrop for me to further develop my project, as I explore the delicate balance between the digital and natural realms.
I will develop "The Garden of Transcendence" project which is very close to my heart. It invites viewers to contemplate the profound interplay between these two contrasting worlds through a captivating blend of digital sketches transformed into oil paintings, infused with the ethereal beauty of dry flowers and leaves. It is a visual exploration of transformation, harmony, and the quest for equilibrium.
I invite each and every one of you to join me on this transformative journey. Together, we will navigate the intricate terrain where technology and nature converge, and where our perceptions of the digital and natural realms are challenged. Through my art, I seek to spark meaningful conversations, provoke introspection, and inspire a reconnection with our natural surroundings.
Stay connected with me through my website and social media channels, where I will be sharing regular updates, behind-the-scenes glimpses, and artist insights. I am excited to take you on this artistic adventure, sharing the progress, challenges, and breakthroughs along the way.
I am grateful for your support and the opportunity to share this experience with all of you. Let us embrace the transformative power of art and embark on this journey together. Your presence and engagement mean the world to me, and I look forward to the exchange of ideas, thoughts, and inspirations that will undoubtedly enrich this residency.
Thank you for joining me on this exciting chapter of "The Garden of Transcendence" at GlogauAir. Let's explore the infinite possibilities that lie at the intersection of art, technology, and the profound unity of the human and natural worlds.
With warmest regards,
May 6 - "Melancholy" group show, Oslo
May 26 - "The Future is green and digital" solo show, Oslo
May 6 - group show "Melancholy", Oslo