WELD QUEEN (the artist nickname of Alexandra Ivleva) is a Russian contemporary artist, sculptor and performer.
The main media of Weld Queen is metal: with the help of welding the artist creates major interactive sculptures and large — scale metal installations (many of which are public art projects), they are focused on direct interaction with the viewer. Interactivity is a key feature of her work, acquiring its main idea only in direct cooperation with the person.
The main themes of her works are an ironic study of social stereotypes and common values, the role of women in society, the enduring importance for a person of a “pure”, uncluttered view, supported by a bold imagination and creative power of imagination.
As a performer, the artist mythologizes her creative and professional experience on the example of the profession of welder and creates her own “Welding reality”, popularizing the philosophy of labor as the highest life value through different performative images.