Aleksandr Tishkov

Location: East London

aleksandr tishkov is an Estonian-born multimedia artist with Russian ancestry, currently living and working in London. aleksandr's practice is driven by his interest in a New World Order, and how this challenges the stability of both the natural and cultural inheritance in the Age of Climate Emergency and Cyberspace.

there is a hint of irony and satire in his works, which he believes helps to cast a light on the issues related to natural environment and cultural heritage, that are otherwise often seen as peripheral. by spanning diverse spectrum of materials, both organic and artificial, aleksandr creates works that may be viewed either as multi-layered narratives incorporated within an atmospheric installation, or as independently existing objects.

referring to the precariousness of physical matter, the artist’s installations often take the form of dreamlike, fictional, and occasionally dystopian, spaces. random fragments emerge from childhood memories - a chipped piece of antique column or a melted candle - anything can gain significance and blend into the fabula that he creates.


selected solo/duo exhibitions
2020 We Didn't Pay to Be Here / Fur the Future, with Ola Hincapié, Derelict Factory, East London
2019 Paradise is Here, curated by Claudia Contu, Tension Fine Art, London
2018 Hüpoteetiline Paradiis, Tartu Kunstimaja Monumentaalgalerii, Tartu
2014 Aja Objektid, Võru Linnagalerii, Võru

selected group exhibitions
Tartu Interdistsiplinaar, curated by Einike Leppik, galerii Noorus, Tartu
London Design Festival 2019, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Overprint, Centre de la gravure et de l’image imprimée, La Louvière
The Grass is Greener HERE, curated by Eve Stotesbury & Jessie Krish, Byron Court, London
What Can We Make and Become, curated by Sasha Burkhanova-Khabadze, Exposed Arts Projects, London
Honey, I'm Home, curated by Emily Thomas, A217, London
Tavaline Eksootika, curated by Anneli Porri, Tallinna Linnagalerii, Tallinn
Jaunojo Tapytojo Prizas 2015, Kūrybinių industrijų centras Pakrantė, Vilnius
Maal Kui Vaal, curated by Maria Sidljarevitš, Vaal Galerii, Tallinn
1 in a Cube (wih Alina Orav and Francesco Rosso), Pärnu Linnagalerii, Pärnu
Illusioon, curated by Jaan Elken and Pille Johanson, Pärnu Linnagalerii, Pärnu
JÄRJEPIDEVUS JA UUDSUS, curator Jaan Elken, Uue Kunsti Muuseum Pärnus, Pärnu
Eesti Nüüdisgraafika Näitus – Eduard Wiiralti kunstiauhind 2015, Eesti Rahvusraamatukogu, Tallinn
Aktuaalne ja Kontseptuaalne, Curated by Pille Johanson, Jakobi Galerii, Tartu