Alexei Kostroma (b. 1962) - Russian-German artist, theorist, researcher, he lives and works in Berlin. A. Kostroma is a graduate of the B. V. Ioganson School of Art (1980, Leningrad), the I. E. Repin Institute of Art (1989, Leningrad). Since 1989 he is a member of the Union of Artists of Russia. Exhibitions are since 1986. At the same time, he studied Russian iconography, the theoretical works of K. Malevich, A. Rodchenko, and developed the idea of "pictorial and constructive space".
In 1991, A. Kostroma organized the group “TUT -I- TAM”, which held various actions and performances. During this period, the artist moved on to creating installations, for example, in 1992, he made a series of self-destructing water installations. One of the most significant projects of Kostroma is the "Inventory", which includes the numbering of natural objects, as well as destroyed cultural monuments.
In the last few years, the theme of the organic world has become particularly prominent in his work. In the early 1990s, Alexei Kostroma announced a new direction in contemporary art - organic, the so-called "organic way", the main idea of which is to study the relationship between natural and social patterns. A. Kostroma creates a formula that defines his concept: "The Organic Way is a way of knowing the unity of meanings."