Alexander Shchurenkov is a social practice artist and sculptor, interested in how traditional crafts, shaped by values and standards of excellence are passed from generation to generation through demonstration, conversation, and practice. He explores how these skills help communities and individuals to survive different types of crises, from personal to macro-economic. His another point of interest is commodification of hopes for better life.
Alexander graduated from the Institute of Contemporary Art (Russia) in 2018. In 2017 he participated in an artistic residency on creating large-scale installations in Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts. In March 2019 he took part in High House artist residency (Norfolk, UK) under mentorship by Antony Gormley. In 2018 his solo show in Vacation gallery (New York, USA) was featured by ARTNews as one of most anticipated events of the week.