SOLO PROJECTS AND EXHIBITIONS

2016
Cultural Tips For New Americans, Popiashvili Gvaberidze Window Project, Tbilisi, Georgia
Recent Works, Bushel, Delhi, NY, US

2014
Thank You Paintings Exchange, Denny Gallery, New York, US
Casual Conversations, The Laurie M. Tisch Gallery, New York, US 

2013
Which Country is the Best to Move to? Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France
A Painting For A Family Dinner, Lecce, Ammirato Culture House, Lecce, Italy
A Painting For A Family Dinner, Beijing, Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing, China

2012
Cultural Tips takeaway, Toomer Labzda Gallery, New York, US
Language Barrier and Other Obstacles, Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen, UK
A Painting For A Family Dinner, Bronx, NoLongerEmpty, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, US
Casual Conversations, The National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia, US

2011
Cultural Tips For New Americans, the Festival of Ideas for the New City, the New Museum, New York, US
Global Reach Inc., Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, US

2010
Cultural Tips For New Americans, Stanislas Bourgain Galerie, Paris, France

2009
Casual Conversations in Brooklyn, Black and White Project Space, Brooklyn, New York, US

2008
A Painting For A Family Dinner, Bat Yam, MoBY, Bat Yam Museum for Contemporary Art, Israel
Dam Lines, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, US
Language Barrier, Lower Manhattan, public art project, New York, US
Language Barrier–Yellow Pages, Stanislas Bourgain Galerie, Paris, France
Hello, USA? Contemporary City Foundation, Moscow, Russia

2005
Cloning Factory, MuseumsQuartier, Vienna, Austria

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
Ernst, Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center, Yekaterinburg, Russia

2016
Now to remember the future is not possible?, Fest I NovaGarikula, Georgia
The Lives of Forms, Lower East Side Printshop, New York, US
Making Continuity Contemporary: Eastern Europe in New York, Derfner Judaica Museum, Bronx, NY, US
The Bronx Speaks Our Home, Andrew Freedman Home, Bronx, NY, US

2015
DEAD: A Celebration Of Mortality, the Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Specters of Communism: Contemporary Russian Art, The James Gallery, The Graduate Center CUNY, New York, US

2014
NASS BELGICA L’immigration marocaine en Belgique, Botanique Museum, Brussels, Belgium
Time::Code, Whitebox Art Center, New York, US

2013
Unhinged, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, US

2012
Shadow of Time, The State Museum, Tsaritsyno, Russia
Summer Solstice, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, US
This Side of Paradise, Andrew Freedman Home, Bronx, New York, US
Foreign Bodies, Barbur, Jerusalem, Israel
Generation One and a Half, Abrazo Interno Gallery, New York, US
Civil Disobedience Festival, De Balie Centre for Culture and Politics, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Foreign Bodies, Set Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, US

2011
Media Impact. International Festival Of Activist Art, the Fourth Moscow Biennale, Moscow, Russia
About Face, NoLongerEmpty, the Festival of Ideas for a New City, the New Museum, New York, US
Electrica, Instituto Cervantes, New York, US

2010
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, US

2009
American Dream / Be Happy, Pulse Miami Installation Program, US
Frozen Reality, Holster Projects, London, UK
No Longer Empty, Chelsea Hotel, New York, US
The Situation, the Third Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
Ultra-New Materiality, the Third Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia

2008
MoBY Hosting, MoBY, Bat Yam Museum for Contemporary Art, Israel
Off The Wall: Artists At Work, the Jewish Museum, New York, US
Moscow - New York = Parallel Play, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, US
A Matter of Time, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, US
New York–Mexico–Paris, Estacion Indianilla Museum, Mexico City, Mexico

2007
MOCA Mix film, MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, US
Left Pop, the Second Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
Media Image and Unconscious, the Second Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
Victory Over The Sun, the National Center of Contemporary Arts, Moscow, Russia

2006
Making Love to My Ego, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, England
Busan Biennale, Busan, South Korea
Out Of Paint, Kuhn Gallery, Ohio State University, Marion, US
Unauthorized Access, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Aesthetics of Resistance, Assab One, Milan, Italy
Contested Spaces in Post-Soviet Art, Sidney Mishkin Gallery, New York, US
Korperchen, Veranstalter Medienwerkstatt, Vienna, Austria

2005
Russia Redux #1, Schroeder Romero Gallery, New York, US
Aesthetics of Resistance, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, Italy
Post-Diasporas: Voyages and Missions, the First Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia 

2004
Symbols of The Big Bang, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, US

2003
RAP, The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Femininity’s Redress, Angel Orensanz Foundation Center for the Arts, New York, US

RESIDENCIES

2013 Ammirato Culture House, Lecce, Italy
2013 Inside-Out Art Museum (IOAM), Beijing, China
2009 Black and White Project Space, Brooklyn, New York, US
2005 Quartier 21, MuseumsQuartier, Vienna, Austria

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

2016 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, New York, US
2014 Genesis Grant, Genesis Philanthropy Group, New York, US
2011 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, New York, US
2011 Blue Print Fellowship, New York, US
2010-2011 Franklin Furnace Fund, New York, US
2009 Trust for Mutual Understanding, New York, US
2008 Art in Public Spaces Grant, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, US
2008 Strategic Opportunity Stipend, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, US
2008 Puffin Foundation Grant, Teaneck, US
2007-2009 Six Points Fellowship, New York, US (Alina Bliumis) 
2005 Trust for Mutual Understanding, New York, US

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

MMOMA, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Russia
MoBY, Bat Yam Museum for Contemporary Art, Israel
The Saatchi Collection, UK
The Harvard Business School, US
The National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia, US
Museum of Immigration History, Paris, France
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Monographs:
Alina and Jeff Bliumis, From Selfie to Groupie, Text by Joshua Ellison (editor), David Shneer, Anya Ulinich, Jenya Gorbatsevich and Konrad Bercovici, Published by Genesis Philanthropy Group, 2015
Alina and Jeff Bliumis, Cultural Tips For New Americans, Artist Book, 2011
Alina and Jeff Bliumis, Dam Lines, Text by Elizabeth M. Grady, Published by Andrea Meislin Gallery, 2008
Alina and Jeff Bliumis, Receiving the Stranger, Text by Adam Kleinman, Aniko Erdosi, Nicola Lees and Georgina Jackson, Roberto Pinto, Gerald Janecek, Sylvia Grace Borda and Elisa Tjin, Anatoly Osmolovsky, Vitaly Patsyukov, and Yulia Tikhonova, Published by CheckOffArtPress, 2007

Catalogs:
Specters of Communism: Contemporary Russian ArtTexts by Boris Groys, Catherine Carl, Brian Kuan Wood, Published by e-flux and James Gallery, The Graduate Center CUNY, 2015
EmergencyIndex 2013, Ugly Duckling Presse
EmergencyIndex 2012, Ugly Duckling Presse
Media Impact. International Festival Of Activist Art, Published by ZKM Institute for Visual Media, 2012
Political Art and Activism, Art & Agenda, Texts by R. Klanten, M. Hubner, A. Bieber, P. Alonzo, G. Jansen, Published by Gestalten, 2011
Ultra-New Materiality, Text by Caroline Bourgeois, 3rd Moscow Biennale catalog of parallel program, 2009
Shape Of Things To Come: New Sculpture, Text by Meghan Dailey, Published by Rizzoli, 2008
Hello, USA? Text by Andrey Parshikov, Published by Contemporary City Foundation, Moscow, Russia, 2008
MoBY Hosting, Text by Milana Gitzin-Adiram and Leah Abir, Published by MoBY, Bat Yam Museum for Contemporary Art, Israel, 2007
Left Pop, Text by Nicola Lees and Georgina Jackson, 2nd Moscow Biennale catalog of parallel program, 2007
Victory Over The Sun, Text by Vitaly Patshukov, Published by the National Center of Contemporary Arts, Moscow, Russia, 2007
Busan Biennale catalog, 2006
The Aesthetics of Resistance, Text by Roberto Pinto and Anna Daneri, Published by Ratti Foundation, 2006
Post Diaspora, Text by Olga Kopenkina, 1st Moscow Biennale catalog of parallel program, 2005

Selected Press:
Lapham’s Quarterly, Summer 2015
Ksenia Nouril, Specters of Communism: Contemporary Russian Art, ArtMargins, 2015
Gloria Kestenbaum, Our Selfies, Our Selves, The Jewish Week, June 29, 2015
Anne Cohen, American Jews Are Ready For Their Selfie, The Forward, June 4, 2015
Visual Survey Began in Brighton Beach, Expanded to 2,000 Participants, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 12, 2015
Michael Ilegems, Interview with Alina Bliumis, Kunstzaken, Focus Knack, 2014
Maya Shwayder, Stand up and be photographed!, Jerusalem Post, February 2014
Lorenzo Madaro, La galleria entra in casa: “Le nostre opere in cambio di una cena”, La Republica Bari, October 17, 2013
Tanyanika Samuels, Artist team offers a painting in exchange for invite to family dinner in the Bronx, the Daily News, April 12, 2012
Rachel Corbett, Artist Couple: Will Work for Food, Artnet Magazine, March 27, 2012
Shazia Khan, Brooklyn Artists Become Unexpected Dinner Guests, NY1 News, May 6, 2012
New York artists offer BX families art in exchange for dinner, NEWS 12 The Bronx, April 9, 2012
Victoria Kupchinetsky, Art in Exchange for Food in NY, Voice of America, May 30, 2012 (in Russian)
Mariuccia Casadio, Out of Place, Vogue Italia, January 2011
Jill Conner, Movable Aura: The Blurred Realities of Alina and Jeff Bliumis, PAJ Journal of Performance and Art, MIT, September 2010
Jill Conner, Interview with Alina and Jeff Bliumis, Whitehot Magazine, May 2009
Benjamin Sutton, Wicked Artsy: Picturing Cultural Memory, The L Magazine, March 24, 2009
Janet Koplos, Pulse review, Art in America, May 2008
Emily Newman, Second Moscow Biennale Review, Artforum, December 2007
Yulia Tikhonova, A Conversation with Alina and Jeff Bliumis, Sculpture Magazine, July-August 2007
Beatrice Bosiger, Cloning Factory: Alina Bliumis, Fiber Magazine, December 2005
Nina Schedlmayer, Rosa Hasen am laufenhden Band, MQ Site Magazine, December 2005
Elisa Tjin and Sylvia Borda, Geometric Geography, Digital Visions, University of British Columbia, 2005
Isabelle Dupuis, Russia Redux /Schroeder Romero Gallery, NY Arts, November 2005
John Kelsey, Russian Front: The Moscow Biennale, Artforum, April 2005
Holland Cotter, Enemy Image, The New York Times, October 7, 2005

EDUCATION

Alina Bliumis
1996-99 BFA, The School of Visual Arts, New York, US
2005 Advanced Course in Visual Arts, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, Italy, With Professor Alfredo Jaar.
Jeff Bliumis
1977-81 BA, Columbia University, New York, US
1982-83 University of California, Berkeley, California, US

Alina and Jeff Bliumis started working as a team in 2000.

Alina and Jeff Bliumis are New York-based artists who has worked collaboratively since 2000.

Alina received her BFA from the School of Visual Art in 1999 and a diploma from the Advanced Course in Visual Arts in Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, Italy in 2005. Jeff received his BA from Columbia University in 1981.

Alina and Jeff have exhibited internationally at the First, Second, and Third Moscow Biennales of Contemporary Art (Moscow, Russia), Busan Biennale 2006 (Busan, South Korea), Assab One (Milan, Italy), the Bronx Museum of the Arts (New York, US), Galerie Anne de Villepoix (Paris, France), Centre d’art Contemporain (Meymac, France), The James Gallery, The Graduate Center CUNY (New York, US), Museum of Contemporary Art (Cleveland, US), Museums of Bat Yam (Bat-Yam, Israel), the Jewish Museum (New York, US), the Saatchi Gallery (London, UK) and the Victoria and Albert Museum (London, UK).

Their works are in various private and public collections, including the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (Russia), Museums of Bat Yam (Israel), the Saatchi Collection (UK), the Harvard Business School (US), the Museum of Immigration History, Paris (France) and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (UK).