Alexandra Lerman by Rogério Assis at LabVerde 2018

Photo by Rogério Assis for LabVerde, 2018

About

Alexandra Lerman is a New York based artist whose work uses copyrighted and patented systems to explore the complexities of contemporary body language and issues of intellectual property through terracotta sculpture, drawing and performance. Lerman's individual and collaborative projects have been shown at SculptureCenter, Tina Kim gallery, Where, Storefront for Art and Architecture, Anthology Film Archives, Austrian Cultural Forum, Artists Space, Whitney Museum, New Museum, Queens Museum in New York and MUSAC in Spain. Alexandra took part in LMCC Workspace Program in New York; Banff Centre's "01 The Retreat: A Position of DOCUMENTA (13)" in Alberta, Canada, Open Sessions at the Drawing Center, New York and is participating in LabVerde Residency in the Amazon, Manaus, Brazil in 2018.  She holds an MFA from Columbia University, 2012 and a BFA from the Cooper Union School of Art, 2004.

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Education
2012 MFA, Columbia University School of the Art, New York
2004 BFA, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York

Residencies
2018 LABVERDE, Art Immersion Program in the Amazon, Manaus, Brazil
2015 The Art & Law Program, in collaboration with Fordham Law School, New York 
2014-2016 Open Sessions, The Drawing Center, New York
2012-2013 LMCC Workspace Residency Program, New York
2012 The Banff Centre Visual Arts Program: 01 The Retreat: A Position of 
dOCUMENTA (13) Banff Research in Culture 2012, Banff, Alberta, Canada 

Awards
2010 Columbia University School of the Arts Scholarship, Andrew Fisher Fellowship 
2000 Cooper Union School of the Arts Scholarship
1999 The Mark Rothko Scholarship in Memory of Gustave Harrow for Excellence in Art

Selected Exhibitions
2019
PRO ARTE Festival: Contemporary Art in the Traditional Museum, Museum of Hygiene, Saint Petersburg, Russia

2018
FRONT INTERNATIONAL: Cleveland Triannial for Contemorary Art
Cleveland, OH
Lucky Draw Annual Benefit,
SculptureCenter, Queens, NY 

2017
Digital Distress ­ Consumed by Infinity, Signal-Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö, Sweden
Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016, Screening Program Dreams and Nightmares, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA, Organized by Chrissie Iles

2016 
MDF Blog, Planthouse Gallery, Organized by Grayson Cox and Brad Ewing
Codes for Conduct, NURTUREart, Curated by Lindsey Berfond and Jocelyn Edens

2015
Open Sessions 6, The Drawing Center, NY, Organized by Nova Benway and Lisa Sigal
An Argument for Difference, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, NY, curated by Yin Ho and Shama Khanna 
Name It by Trying to Name It: Open Sessions 2014-15, Drawing Center, NY, organized by Nova Benway and Lisa Sigal  

In Practice: Under Foundations

Sculpture Center, NY, Curated by Jess Wilcox
Irregular Rendition, exhibition organized in conjunction with The Legal Medium. New Encounters of Law and Art, conference at the Yale Law School, Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT, Curated by Lucy Hunter
Drawing in Context/Field, Queens Museum, New York, Organized by Onyedika Chuke 

2014
Immediate Release (Solo show), Tina Kim Gallery, Organised by Ceren Erdem
It Narratives, Franklin Street Works, Stamford, CT, curated by Brian Droitcour and Zanna Gilbert 

2013 
Groundstroke (solo project), Malraux's Place, New York, organized by Sebastian Black
Where
 1, Where, 1397 Myrtle Ave, Suite 4, New York, Curated by R.Lyon and Lucy Hunter

2012
Columbia University MFA Thesis Show, Fisher Landau Center For Art, Curated by Fionn Meade

Crosstime Stories: Global Subjectivities After 1989, The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Curated by Ceren Erdem

2011
Strategies for Public Occupation, Storefront for Art and Architecture, NY, USA, Curated by Eva Franch i Gilabert

Neither Lie Nor Confession, Court Square Gallery, New York
Curated by Lisa Williams, Ceren Erdem, Jamie Schwartz

Columbia University School of the Arts First-Year MFA Exhibition
Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, New York 
Curated by Anna Craycroft

2009 
Postcards from Central Asia in exhibition Kyong Park. The New Silk Roads
MUSAC - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain 
Curated by Octavio Zaya

2006
When Artists Say We
Artists Space, New York, NY, USA
Curated by Andrea Geyer

Bibliography
Catalogues
Where 1, catalogue edited by R. Lyon, Lucy Hunter with essays by Brian Arthur and Carlos Castellanos (downloadable PDF)
Superposition: Observing Realities, 2013
It's the Political Economy, Stupid. The Global Financial Crisis in Art and Theory, edited by Gregory Sholette, Oliver Ressler, 2013 
Crosstime Stories calalogue by Ceren Erdem, 2012
Columbia University MFA Thesis Show, catalogue by Fionn Meade, 2012
Press
Shift Journal, On Curating “Irregular Rendition:” ExhibitionMaking as Public Address, Lucy Hunter, November 2015
Artforum, Barely Legal by Colby Chamberlain, March 4, 2015
Brooklyn Rail, In Practice: Under Foundations by Simone Krug, March 5, 2015
Hyperallergic, Some Where's Rainbow: Pink Floyd and Dorothy Land in Bushwick by Billie Neith, December 14, 2013
Art in America, It's the Political Economy, Stupid by David Markus, March 28, 2012
Blouin. Artinfo. The Enigmatic Debut of "Where 1″ in Brooklyn, October 24, 2013 
Artforum, Weekend Report by Domenick Ammirat, December 24, 2011


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