Aleksandra Chaushova


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Exhibitions


The Object and his Father : a Bug Story Septembre 2018




The Object and his Father : a Bug Story is the first part of a double exhibition. The second one will take place in Museum M Leuven in April 2019.

The necessity of being on the good side is essential to any human being. It is just, it ensures belonging to a fair-minded group of people; and if it’s too vain to think about becoming part of the good side of history, then at least it promises a private eternity.
That is why there existed special language rules in all correspondence regarding the Final solution – “evacuation”, “special treatment”, “change of residence” instead of killing – as points out Hannah Arendt in Eichman in Jerusalem. These language rules however, continued to exist in other systems, long after the Second World War was over. The words changed, but the guilt free principle remained the same. Thus we found a report of an officer regarding the recruitment of an Object as an informer for a State security. This Object would write on yet other Objects in the future – The Hesitant One or Spinning Top, all these phrases as an excuse of intervening with private lives.
A subject is turned into an object, a person into a substance, very much in the same way as death does it. And precisely this mortality confirms that they indeed don’t have place into eternity, nor the good side.

But whose eternity is this?





Works


Le Mur Palpitant 2016
















Verisimilitude 2014










Portfolio /in .pdf

Biography

ALEKSANDRA CHAUSHOVA
Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, 1985
Lives and works in Brussels, Belgium

Her practice is diverse, including graphic printing, illustration, writing and painting. Her works have been exhibited at WIELS Center for Contemporary Art, La Centrale.lab and in Neue Museum, Nurnberg (as a part of her nomination for the International “Faber-Castell” Drawing Award. In the autumn of 2012 she was invited as a guest student at Kunstakademie Dusseldorf in the class of Lucy McKenzie. She won a Vocatio prize by the Fondation Belge de la Vocation and the contemporary art prize BAZA in2015. She is currently doing a PhD in Art and art sciences at the Free University of Brussels in collaboration with ENSAV La Cambre.


Solo exhibitions

2016

Selected group exhibitions

2018

2017

2015
2013
2012


Artist Residencies

2016
2015
2010

AWARDS

2016
2015
2011
2010
2003

Statement


PRESS


Mélanie Rainvielle, Exposition performative pour public engagé, L'Art Même nr 68, 1er trimerstre 2016 /in .pdf

TEXT


Dirk Snauwaerts, The ‘Annulment of The End of Things’, Catalog Faber-Castell International Drawing Award 2015 – Neues Museum-Nurnberg /in .pdf


News


Solo show , Museum M Leuven, Leuven, Belgium , April 2019