Sasha Frolova
Sasha Frolova

 

Born in 1984, Moscow

Graduated an art-school by Stroganov's Moscow Higher College of Art and Industry, 2002.

National Design Institute by Union of Designers, the department of graphic design, 2004-2008.

Graduated the course "New art strategies", speciality "contemporary art", Institute of Contemporary Art Problems of Joseph Backstein, 2006.

Provides artistic practice in the field of performance art and sculpture.

Author of Aquaaerobika project synthesizing performance art and electronic music.

The Alternative Miss World 2014, London, UK

Festival Trafalgar square; in Hamburg, Germany: Kampnagel; in San Sebastian: MID_E Festival; in France: Program of Vitra Design Museum; in Kiev, Ukraine: Gogolfest; in Moscow: State Shusev's Museum of Architecture, NCCA, Moscow Museum of Modern Art.

The finalist of the Kandinsky Prize 2009 in the "Young Artist. Project of the Year" nomination.

 

Selected Exhibitions and perfomaces:

2014 "POP-UP Revolution!", Milan, Italy

2014 "KEITH HARING & JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT & POP UP REVOLUTION!", Mdm Museum, Porto Cervo, Italt

2014 Festival of Contemporary Culture "Emerald Hills", Moscow, Russia

2014 Solo exhibition and performance of AQUAAEROBIKA at the German Embassy in Russia, Moscow, Russia

2014 Performance of AQUAAEROBIKA Milkshake Festival, Amsterdam, Holland

2014 "Miraclescope" sculpture and performance of AQUAAEROBIKA, Art Stays Festival, Ptuj, Slovenia

2014 "Miraclescope" sculpture: OPEN 17, International Exhibition of sculptures and installations, San Servolo Island, Venice, Italy

Winner of the special prize "Artist in Residence" at the 8th Arte Laguna Prize - participation at Art Stays Festival, Slovenia

Winner of Jury Special Award of Braccialini Creative Project.

2014 - Solo exhibition PSIONICS, gallery Federica Chizzoni, Milan, Italy

2013 - Participant of the contemporary art festival FORMA, design center Artplay, Moscow, Russia

2013 - participant of ART SPACE EVENT, Gogol-center, Moscow, Russia

2013 - Public art-project Luzhaika at New Holand Island - Contemporary Art Night (from ART re.FLEX Gallery), St.Petersburg, Russia

2012 - FORMS Lab. ART re. FLEX Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia

2012 - "Telepathor". Augmented reality sculpture. Inflatable latex sculpture. Animation, programming. "Mythology Online", international group exhibition, Polytechnical Museum, Moscow, Russia

2011 - ART MOSCOW, international contemporary art fair, Aidan Gallery, Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia

2011 - "From the realm of the practical knowledge", group exhibition, Special project of The Fourth Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, GMG Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2011 - "Metropolis", solo exhibition in collaboration with Daria Marchik, The Fourth Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Parallel program, MEL Space, Red October, Moscow, Russia

2011 - "FR BR", solo project, The Fourth Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Parallel program, Arthouse Squat Forum, Moscow, Russia

2011 - ART BRUSSELS, international contemporary art fair, Aidan Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2010 - "Albinism", solo exhibition, Aidan Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2010 - "Psionics", solo exhibition, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, Skolkovo village, Odintsovsky District, Moscow Region, Russia

2010 - "Kamasutra spoon", group exhibition, II Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia

2009 - "Kandinsky Prize"- 2009 nominees' exhibition, Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia

2009 - "Cyberprincess", solo exhibition, 3rd Annual Illustration Festival, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia

2008 - "Souvenirs U.F.O. Oslokino U.F.O.", group exhibition, I Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia

Miraclescope sculpture is a fantastic device allegedly defining the miracle and the degree of its manifestation. It is a fantasy on a theme of how such optical machine for the detection, measuring and registration of the miracle parameters could look like. It's shape resembles optical distortions, reflections and refractions. Transparent parts symbolize lenses and oculars. It is something between the telescope and the microscope, but the system of lenses is situated not inside of the device, but is the device itself. This sculpture continues the theme of the Psionics series - theme of the fictional mechanisms, which use in their work the superpowers of the human consciousness and psyche. 

artist statement 

From science fiction to Jeff Koons passing through inflatable plastic and manga. These are inspiration for Sasha Frolova, a Russian artist who began as a cosplayer in fashion shows and Post-Sovietic raves, now a futurable heroine and sexy finalist in the Arte Laguna Prize.

[...] In this context, the discovery of the technical and expressive possibilities of latex was decisive for Frolova, who made it an iconic and characteristic element of her production.

[...] From a conceptual point of view the work clearly becomes more complex and rarefied: having abandoned, or at least set aside, her research that favoured an aesthetic exploration of the seductive power of the icon that winked an eye at Japanese neo-pop culture, Frolova now concentrates – drawing on the suggestions of early cyberpunk – on the value and possibilities of artistic investigations offered by psionic culture, a set of theories that studies and conjectures an influence on reality through the use of the mental faculties.

In this sense the centre of research in the psionic field for Frolova is represented by the power of love, seen as a driving force of reality, as shown by works such as Lyubolet/ Lovecraft, a kind of spaceship driven by the intensity of the relationship of the two lovers.