Alina & Jeff Bliumis

Born in 1972 - United States


Alina & Jeff Bliumis are two artists born in the Soviet Union. They both emigrated to the United States where they currently live and work.

Their work is based on their experience of emigration and the confrontation with a cultural and social environment different from their native country; it evokes the themes of immigration, language and multi-cultural communities.

Their work is colorful and full of fantasy. The couple masters various excentric techniques: after manufacturing casts for books, they put liquid foam in the cavities, in order to recreate a form. Then they draw the covers of the books by combining symbols, icons and signs. Then the objects are heated and transferred on the porous "books" and finished with acrylic paint. The method has particular seduces the Saatchi gallery, which brought the two artists international attention.

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"Cultural Tips takeaway", Toomer Labzda Gallery, New York (USA)
"Language Barrier and Other Obstacles", Peacock Visual Arts, Center For Contemporary Art, Aberdeen (Ecosse)
"A Painting For A Family Dinner / Bronx", NY, Public Art Project, Documentation at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx (USA)
"Casual Conversations", National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia (USA)

"Cultural Tips For New Americans", Lower Manhattan, Public Art Project, New York (USA)
"Global Reach Inc. ", Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York (USA)

"Cultural Tips For New Americans", Galerie Stanislas Bourgain, Paris (France)

"Casual Conversations in Brooklyn", Black and White Project Space, Brooklyn, New York (USA)

“Dam Lines”, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New-York (USA)
“ Language Barrier” Lower Manhattan, New-York, art dans l’espace public, installation dans des rues de New-York à proximité de ”Ground Zero” à l’invitation du Lower Manhattan Council District (USA)
“Language Barrier / Yellow Pages”, Galerie Stanislas Bourgain, Paris (France)
“Hello USA”, Contemporary City Foundation, Moscou (Russie)
“Language Barrier”, ImPulse / Pulse, New-York (USA)

“Cloning Factory”, Ovalhalle, MuseumsQuartier, Vienne (Autriche)

“Videolog”, Center of Contemporary Art (NCCA), Moscou (Russie)


“Summer Solstice”, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York (USA)
“This Side of Paradise”, NoLongerEmpty, Andrew Freedman Home, Bronx, New York (USA)
“Foreign Bodies”, Barbur, Jerusalem (Israël)
“Generation One and a Half”, Abrazo Interno Gallery, New York (USA)
Civil Disobedience Festival, De Balie Centre for Culture and Politics, Amsterdam (Pays-Bas)
“Foreign Bodies”, Set Gallery, Brooklyn, New York (USA)
“Cultural Tips For Foreigners In Russia”, PSTOP public art initiative by PERMM, Perm Museum of Contemporary Art, Perm (Russie)

“Media Impact”, International Festival Of Activist Art, 4th Moscow Biennale, Moscow (Russie)
“About Face”, No Longer Empty, Festival of Ideas for a New City, New Museum, New York (USA)
“Electrica”, Instituto Cervantes, New York (USA)

“New Acquisition” The Victoria and Albert Museum, London (UK)
“Artistes russes: Un art au superlatif”, Centre d'art contemporain, Meymac (France)
“Now We Are Six”, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York (USA)

“Frozen Reality”, Holster Projects, Londres (UK)
“Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture”, Saatchi Gallery, Londres (UK)
“No Longer Empty”, Chelsea Hotel, New York (USA)
“The Situation”, Third Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscou (Russie)
“Ultra-New Materiality”, Third Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscou (Russie)

“Moby Hosting”, Bat-Yam Museum, Bat-Yam International Biennale of Landscape Urbanism (Israël)
“Off The Wall: Artists At Work”, Jewish Museum, New-York (USA)
“A Matter of Time”, Andrea Meislin Gallery, NYC (USA)
Estacion Indianilla Museum, Mexico City (Mexico)

MOCA Mix film, MOCA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland (USA)
“Left Pop”, 2eme Biennale d’Art contemporain de Moscou (Russie)
Media Image and Unconscious, 2ème biennale d’art contemporain de Moscou (Russie)
“Victory Over The Sun”, National Center of Contemporary Arts (NCCA), Moscou (Russie)
“Double Take / Remake”, National Center of Contemporary Arts (NCCA), Moscou (Russie)
Bologna Art Fair (Allemagne), représentés par la galerie RuArts

“Making love to my ego”, PureScreen #14, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester (UK)
Sea Art Festival, Busan Biennale, Busan (Corée du Sud)
“Out of Paint”, Kuhn Gallery. The Ohio State University Marion (USA)
“Unauthorized Access”, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg (Russie)
“Aesthetics of Resistance”, Assab One, Milan (Italie)
“Contested Spaces in Post-Soviet Art Russia”, Sidney Mishkin, NY (USA)

“Russie Redux #1”, Schroeder Romero Gallery, NY (USA)
“Aesthetics of Resistance”, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como (Italie)
Post-Diasporas: Voyages and Missions, 1 Moscou Biennale of Contemporary Art (Russie)
lavki, Ruarts Gallery, Moscou (Russie)

Symbols of The Big Bang, Santa Fe Art Institute (USA)
Touch me, Broadway Gallery, New York (USA)

St. Petersburg, Chelsea Art Museum, New York (USA)
Videolog, Donnell Library Center, New York (USA)
Touch me, Museum of Anna Achmatova, St.Petersburg (Russie)
RAP, EVA, Electronic Imaging and the Visual Arts Conference, The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscou (Russie)
Femininity's Redress, Angel Orensanz Foundation Center For The Arts, New York (USA)
Divine Women - Divine Work, Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia (USA)


Alina est diplômée de la School Visual of Arts (1996 – 1999)

Jeff est diplômé de Berkeley, Université de Californie (1983) et de l’Université Columbia à New-York (1981)


Bourse “Art in Public Spaces”, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York (USA)
Strategic Opportunity Stipend, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York (USA)
Bourse Puffin Foundation, Teaneck (USA)

Six Points Fellowship, New York (USA)

Trust for Mutual Understanding, New York (USA)

Trust for Mutual Understanding, New York (USA)

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