About Bliumis

Alina and Jeff Bliumis are multidisciplinary artists, living and working in NYC, both originally from the former Soviet Union. The team often reflects on their own experiences and develops subjects dealing with migration, social developments and cultural engineering. Their work concentrates on “foreignness” and “otherness” in a communal daily encounters. From the site-specific installation “Language Barriers” to a photo journey “Moscow Diary”, inspired by Walter Benjamin’s book with the same title, the team explores the un-developed and un-realized relationships as a norm of our daily existence that often is so familiar that it becomes unnoticeable. Alina and Jeff’s projects range from video installations to documentary films to site-specific installations. Their works have been internationally exhibited. Selected shows are the 1st and 2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (Russia), Busan Biennale 2006 (South Korea), Assab One (Italy), Castlefield Gallery (UK), Sidney Mishkin Gallery (USA). Their video works were screened at many festivals, like: New York Video Festival (USA), Media Art Festival Friesland (Netherlands), Florida Film Festival (USA), Resfest 10 and Videomedeja (Serbia). Alina Bliumis is a recipient of The Six Points Fellowship 2007-2009. Our book "Alina and Jeff Bliumis, Receiving the Stranger" is out and available here: http://bliumis.com/book.htm

Alina and Jeff Bliumis

By October 31, 2007

Alina and Jeff Bliumis are multidisciplinary artists, living and working in NYC, both originally from the former Soviet Union. The team often reflects on their own experiences and develops subjects dealing with migration, social developments and cultural engineering. Their work … Read More