Alexandra Weld Queen
In my artworks, I address the theme of egoism as a crucial factor in the daily problems of today’s man. Egoism is the embodiment of the thirst for power and attention, of all possible immediate, hedonistic desires of man since his childhood. I created the Weld Queen world, elevating egoism to the highest value, creating the quintessence of egoism; in this world there is my royal castle, my own retinue, royal trappings, and sculptures representing human games and weaknesses. In experiencing the royal model, I consciously go through all the passions, the desires inherent in selfishness, thereby freeing myself from them. This is how I find the energy existing outside of selfishness. My mission is to give people the power so that they can develop constructively with the help of my sculptures.
2022 – Course on sociocultural development of the territory. Nicola-Lenivets Art Park.
2017-2018 – Contemporary Art. Free Workshops. Moscow MoMA.
2009-2010 – The Institute of Contemporary Arts. Moscow.
2007-2012 – Polytechnic college: welding technology.
2021 – The Welding Universe of Weld Queen. Zheleznogorsk Museum. The Kursk region. Russia
2019 – Choice and Polyethylene. Fine Art Gallery. Moscow. Russia
2018 – Rocking chairs. Zverev Center of Contemporary Art. Moscow. Russia
International art fairs:
2019 – Frieze Art Show. Represented by BMW Group Culture. New York. USA
2019 – Scope Art Show. Represented by Art Cube Moscow in Miami. USA
2018 – Scope Art Show. Represented by Ural Vision Gallery in New York
2022, 2018 – Cosmoscow international contemporary art fair. Moscow. Russia
2022, 2021, 2020 – ART RUSSIA Contemporary Art Fair. Moscow. Russia
2019 – DA! Moscow Art Show. Represented by Fine Art Gallery. Moscow. Russia
Selected residencies and festivals:
2019 – Burning Man. The Airfield for walking in the clouds project. Nevada. USA, 2020 – Burning Man. Winner in Honoraria program.
2016-2022 – Russian Burners: Decompression, Ogonek, Kholodok. Russia
2016 – Moulin Jaune. Slava Polunin residency. Crécy-la-Chapelle. France.
2020-2022 – EverArt Weekend. Moscow. Russia
2018 – Rostekh International Festival of fireworks. Moscow. Russia
2018 – Synergy Art Forum 2018. Central Exhibition Hall Manege. Moscow. Russia
2018 – Days of Contemporary Art 2018. Moscow. Russia
2018 – Moscow Fashion Week. Moscow. Russia
2017 – Forma Festival. WINZAVOD Center of Contemporary Art. Moscow. Russia
2017 – Arkhstoyanie Kids Family Festival of Contemporary Art. Nikola-Lenivets Art Park. The Kaluga region. Russia
Selected art interventions:
2018 – Art Basel Miami Beach International art fair. Miami. USA
2018 – Vienna Contemporary, Austria’s international art fair. Marx Halle. Vienna. Austria
2018 – Ludwig Museum in the Russian Museum. Multimedia art museum, Moscow. Russia
2018 – Alexander Kosolapov. Lenin Coca-Cola. Moscow MoMA. Moscow. Russia
2017 – 7th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art. The State Tretyakov Gallery. Moscow. Russia
2017, 2022 – Cosmoscow international contemporary art fair. Moscow. Russia
2020, 2021 – Group art intervention From Russia to Nowhere. Moscow. Russia
2018 – Flaming Gothic. Nikola-Lenivets Art Park. The Kaluga region. Russia
2018 – Vernissage Evening. WINZAVOD Center of Contemporary Art. Moscow. Russia
2018 – Actual Russia. Playing Classics All-Russian Decorative Art Museum. Moscow. Russia
2017 – Lexus Hybrid Art. Lexus Dome. Моscow. Russia
2017 – Arkhstoyanie Land Art Festival. Nikola Lenivets Art Park. The Kaluga region. Russia
Selected group exhibitions:
2017 – Over There, Where No One Dreams: from Sacred Geography to Non-Place, Moscow Museum of Modern Art (Moscow MoMA). Moscow. Russia
2018 – Russian-Chinese seasons 2018. Pop Up Museum. Moscow. Russia
2018 – RED by Artis. WINZAVOD Center of Contemporary Art. Moscow. Russia
2020 – The Cage total installation. State Darwin Museum. Moscow. Russia
2018 – Landing site. Space connection. Radishchev Museum. Saratov. Russia
2019 – Actual Russia. Adult choice. All-Russia Museum of decorative, applied and folk Art. Moscow. Russia
2020 – March 9. GROUND Solyanka Gallery. Moscow. Russia
2020, 2022 – The New Beautiful Exhibition; Actual Russia: The Art of Memory. Zaryadye Park. Moscow. Russia
2019 – Star Territory. Fine Art Gallery. Moscow. Russia
2018 – Opening. JART Gallery. Moscow. Russia
2018 – Through the Looking Glass. Ural Vision Gallery. Yekaterinburg. Russia
2018, 2019, 2020 – Close story, The neighbors, Inverse Perspective. Nagornaya Gallery. Moscow. Russia
2017 – Spiel Mit Mir, Vesica piscis. Zverev Center of Contemporary Art. Moscow. Russia
2016–2017 – Space. Love. Artplay. Moscow. Russia
2016, 2018, 2020 – Feet in Water, Head in Clouds; Portrait of Happy People; Art mess; Sculpture is here. Here in Taganka gallery. Moscow. Russia
2016, 2018 – Time For Art; The Community of the Spectacle. FLACON Design Factory. Moscow. Russia
2016 – ArtWhoArt. Hlebozavod №9 space. Moscow. Russia
Selected public art projects:
2021 – Fur coat. Realm Complex. Dallas, Texas. USA.
2019 – Mother. Novosibirsk. Russia.
2018 – Multipine. Moscow. Russia.
2016, 2017 – Rooster candy; Brothers. The Lipetsk Region. Russia.
2015 – Meditating cat Tikhvami. Moscow. Russia.
2021-2022 – ArtArctica residency. Curator of the residency: the Sun Circle and the Dreamer projects. The Murmansk region. Russia
2020-2022 – Art Russia Contemporary Art Fair. Speaker at panel discussion. Moscow. Russia
2020 – Tavrida Art Residency. Curator of workshop.
2019 – Tavrida Art Residency. Invited lecturer, expert.
2020 – Lecture. Woman. Sculpture. Steel. Zaryadye Park. Moscow. Russia
2018 – Rebar Christmas Tree. Curator of workshop. Tula. Russia
2018 – Skills Bazaar. Professional skills fair on the eve of the championship WorldSkills 2019. Kazan. Russia
2017 – Forma Festival. The event and art-welding workshops organizer. WINZAVOD Center of Contemporary Art. Moscow. Russia
2016 – Geek Picnic Festival. The event and art-welding workshops organizer. Moscow. Russia
2016 – VK Fest. The event and art-welding workshops organizer. St. Petersburg. Russia
2016 – Bright People Festival. The event and art-welding workshops organizer. Moscow. Russia
https://vimeo.com/545115636 (a documentary film on Weld Queen)