ALEXEJ MESCHTSCHANOW
Lives and works in Berlin

Alexej Meschtschanow has been noted for his distinctive sculptures that elevate found objects by means of his
characteristic steel constructions, and locate them into a new context. In his ironic interferences
Meschtschanow undermines those seemingly secure conventions, which the respective artefacts transport in
their origin and lived history. The artist assembles sculptures in which this approach seems to seek for new
material. Meschtschanows’ systematic approach – whose original purpose was to inventory the “bourgeois
arrangement” – begins to seize more amorphous matters. Materiality and its immediate effect still play a major
role: if the steel constructions so far contented themselves with being an ostensible sustainer, or constituting a
particularly radical form of plinth, they now develop a life of their own.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS / FESTIVALS

2006 Amorphe Form in Mausefalle, AMERIKA, Berlin, Allemagne
Photo-Trafic, bac Genève, Suisse

2005 Fundament, AMERIKA, Berlin, Allemagne
Steven Black und Alexej Meschtschanow, Kunstverein, Leipzig, Allemagne
White Night Lover, Goethe-Institut, Paris, France
Palisander, Galerie Alexandra Saheb, Berlin, Allemagne
A1, AMERIKA, Berlin, Allemagne

2004 Just good news..., Galerie Eigen + Art, Leipzig, Allemagne
Biedermeierstandards, Galerie Rainer Wehr, Stuttgart, Allemagne
Tiefbauarbeiten, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Allemagne

2003 Silver & Gold, Galerie 20.21, Essen, Allemagne