Ale/ia/ks(x)and/e/r Ko(a)maro/u/v - Cur2ere

Aleksander Komarov is a visual artist, filmmaker, curator, organizer, writer, traveler, publisher, co-founder of ABA ( AiR Berlin Alexanderplatz ) e.V., co-founder of the - media platform for presentation, distribution, archiving and collecting time-based artworks. Komarov is a lecturer at NYU (New York University) Berlin. He published written essays concerning questions of migrating identities, (cultural) globalization, the condition of contemporary art and its relation to broader economic contexts. His films include Anchovies (2019), Bloks (2018), Language Lessons (2013), Palipaduazennje (2012), Capital (2009), Estate (2008). His works were exhibited, most recently at the Gallery Y, Center for Contemporary Art, Minsk, Belarus( 2019); WRO Media Art Biennial, Wroclaw, Poland (2017), Moscow Biennial (2015), Arsenal Gallery in Bialystok, PL (2014), ˜The Way of the Shovel", curated by Dieter Roelstraete at the MCA Chicago (2013) and the Istanbul Biennial, curated by Hou Hanru (2007).

Education and professional background:

Since 2018

Lecturer at NYU Berlin, Interdisciplinary Projects: Guided Practice/Emerging Media Trak.

Curatorial team of WON (World of Noon) is a series of Salons.

Since 2016

Co-organizer of SFU/ABA Berlin Field School, an annual 6 weeks long course for visual arts students from Simon Fraser University Vancouver in Berlin, co-authored by Prof. Judy Radul and ABA


Visiting adviser at Jan Van Eyck Maastricht Academy


Tutor of project Art Critic, invited by (Laboratory for Studies of

Visual Culture and Contemporary Art) and EHU( European Humanities University, Vilnius), Minsk, Belarus


Tutor at Funen Art Academy , Odense, Denmark

Since 2009

Together with artist Susanne Kriemann we organize # 62 Salons in collaborations with Berlin Art institutions.


Kunst & Complex, member of Artist Initiative Rotterdam, The Netherlands


Tutor at Academy for Visual Arts, Amsterdam, The Netherlands



The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, (Rijksakademie) Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Postgraduate study, Open studios (1999, 2000)

1992-1997 Arts University in Poznan, Poland

Prof Jerzy Kalucki and Prof. Jaroslaw Kozlowski M.A.( Magister) in Visual Arts, diploma (1997)


College of Art, Glebova, Minsk, Belarus

diploma in Art & Design (1989)

Selected exhibitions:


Solo exhibition in “Ў” Gallery of Contemporary Art, Minsk Belarus

'They have had their fins cut and been forced to grow legs…'


Academy of Applied Arts – International University of Rijeka

Presentation PxFlux

HFG Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design

Film presentations


OF - Virtualities and Realities, National Art Museum, Riga Latvia

Pop-Up Chess Palace, About Architecture, Ideology und Chess

ZK/U – Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik, Berlin, Germany

DRAFT SYSTEMS/CAMOUFLAGE, Hala Koszyki, Warszawa, Poland

17th edition of the WRO Media Art Biennale, Wroclaw, Poland


'Afterglow’. Galerie im Körnerpark in Berlin Germany

'We move in slow motion', OS Berlin , Germany

'Migration Card', Kaliningrad NCCA, National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Russia


6th Moscow Biennale, at Pavilion No.1 in Moscow's VDNKh, Russia

Kaliningrad NCCA, National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Russia

Telephone #4, Berl's Poetry Shop, Brooklyn, US

Homecomings, Telephone #4,PROJECTIVE SPACE Berlin

COLLECTION (ZBOR), Galeria Arsenal, Bialystok, Poland


Pozbawienie, curated by Monika Szewczyk, Galeria Arsenal, Bialystok, Poland

Trapeze Concrete, L40 Kunst Verein, curated by Susanne Prinz, Berlin, Germany


The Way of the Shovel: Art as Archaeology, 

curated by Dieter Roelstraete, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, US


Panslavisms, curated by Virginija Januškevičiūtė and Joanna Warsza, at the former Central Committee of the Polish United Workers Party, Warsaw. Poland

Constellation, Donostia-San Sebastian" curated by Peio Aguirre San Telmo Museoa, Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain


"West to The East" curated by Lena Prents, Gallery Y, Minsk, Belaus

"Untimely Stories" curated by Jaroslaw Lubiak and Joanna Sokolowska Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz. Poland

Europe (to the power of) n Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

"Asymmetric Europe" Muzej savremene umetnosti Vojvodine, Novi Sad, Serbia

Scenario, curated by Barbara Steiner, Museum of Contemporary Art Leipzig


Passion of Ornithologist. On Myth Making, curating by Adam Budak, in Nowy Socz, Poland
The Journey to the East, curatad by Monika Szewczyk Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok, Poland

OPENING THE DOOR? BELARUSIAN ART TODAY, curated by Kestutis Kuizinas, co-operation on the part of Zachenta Anna Tomczak, Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

FROM ONE WORD TO ONE WORD - a possible void, curated by Adam Budak, Bäckerstrasse4 plattform für junge kunst Gabriele Schober Wien. Austria


Capital, CAUC Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain (SOLO)

VISUAL ARTS. NEW PRACTICES, Y Galler y, Minsk, Belarus

Opening the Door? Belarusian Art Today CAC, Vilnus, Lithuania

FALL OUT,art, desire and disengage, Gl Holtegaard, Modern Art Denmark & Malmö Konsthall, Sweden


Capital,Panorama, Impact, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Summertime; or, Close-ups on Places Weve (Never) Been, SFAI San Francisco. USA

Gallery Mirta De Mare, Rotterdam The Netherlands 2009 LOOP, Barcelona, Spain

Belarusian Perspectives, Arsenal Gallery in Bialystok, Poland

Estate, FILMHOUSE, The Hague, The Netherlands, 2008 Art Reclaims Foreign Affairs, Association for Contemporary Art, Graz, Austria


Documentary Perspectives in Contemporary Art, Vancity Theatre and Vancouver International Film Festiva,l curated by Bettina Steinbruegge and Tine Fischer, Vancouver, Canada

KUNSTINVASION, Berliner Kunsthalle, Berlin, Germany

La Luna Piena, TENT. Rotterdam Center for Visual Arts, The Netherlands

Satellite Tunes, Art from the Post-Soviet States, Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary

Kunsthalle Winterthur, Zurich,Switzerland

Estate, Anna Partenheimer Studio,Berlin, Germany

On Translation: Transparency/Architecture acoustique, Uqbar, Berlin, Germany


On Translation, Netwerk / Center for contemporary art, Aalst, Belgium


Handel with care, Gallery Aneks, Poznan, Poland

Minsk, urban diary, LAZNIA, Centre for Contemporary Art, curated by Lena Prents, Gdansk, Poland

Not Only Possible, But Also Necessary, Optimism in the age of global war The 10th International Istanbul Biennial, curated by Hou Hanru Istanbul, Turkey

Authorized documents of my Western and Eastern family, KUMU Kunst Museum, curated Viktor by Misiano, Tallinn, Estonia

Progressive nostalgia, 35 g/Passport, Prato-Museum of Contemporary Art Luigi Pecci, curated by Viktor Misiano, Prato, Italia

The collection of Archiving documents on privet and public property, Galery Etc. Prague, curated by Jiri Ptacek / Jiri Skala, Czech Republik

Critically in-between, ART ATHINA 2007, Athence, Greece


See you in Disneyland, Fonds BKVB/ Buro Friedrich,Berlin, Germany How to Do Things? “ In the Middle of (No)where, Kunsthallen Nikolaj, Contemporary Art Center

Copenhagen, Denmark

How to Do Things? In the Middle of (No)where, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

Microcosm of perfect Societies, Tresor, Ba-ka, Kunstforum, Vienna, Austria

City project, Tokyo Wonder Site (TWS), Tokyo, Japan

Old News cneai Chatou, Franc editor: Jacob Fabriciuse old news Fall 3 issue, January - March: Henrik Olesen (Denmark), Karl Holmqvist (Sweden), April-June: Anri Sala (Albania), Lucas Ajemian (USA), T10. (Transfunctional Territory) (Cuba), July-September: Aleksander Komarov (Belarus), Laura Horelli (Finland) October-December: Lee Ranaldo (USA), Bruno Serralongue (France), Leah Singe (USA)


A Second Sight, International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Prague,The National Gallery, CZ, curated by Oliver Kielmayer

Project Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

City Scale, Psychogeographical investigation. Taxiguid Kulturkontakte, Vienna, Austria

Club Cube, CSW Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw, Poland


Publish and be damned, Cubitts, London, GB

Outsider, Villa Decius, Krakow, Poland


Catching the Ghost, HEDAH, Maastricht, The Netherlands


Expect Relevance, K3, Zurich, Switzerland

The Centenarian, TENT, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

As Above As Below, De Fabriek, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Luchtvaart, CSW, Zamek Ujazdowski, curated by Eva Gozondek, Warsaw, Poland


Paletten Art Magazine, Gothenburg, Sweden

Freze Magazine Issue 112, By Dominic Eichler (H)

labforculture, Amsterdam, NL

ART 31 Belgie

De Volkskrant, 2007-09-13, NL

Information, DK

The 10th International Istanbul Biennial, TR

Netwerk /centrum voor hedendaagse kunst, Aalst, Belgie

ART Magazine.CC, Vienna, A

Moscow Art Magazine Past Imperfect A. Komarov

Umelec, n:1, art magazine, Prague Ideology of modernism Interview, J. Skála and A. Komarov

Flash Art. Vol. XXXVIII/ No.240, January-February 2005, S.80f.; Aleksander Komarov, The Palace Heingartner, Douglas: Hybrids and Affinities

Metropolis M, Oct/Nov Combine and Rule by Eva Nieklaeva, 2004

Cultuurbarbaar, 08.04 iminsk, a virtual city



Past Imperfect, Moscow Art Magazine ( Moskva: Hudozestvennyj zurnal, issue (65-66) A.Komarov2008, Past Imperfect, Moscow Art Magazine (Moskva: Hudozestvennyj zurnal, issue (65-66))


On Translation: Transparency ART 31 Belgium

Weather Report, Art Reclaims Foreign Affairs, published by Association for Contemporary Art, Graz, Austria


About language, Belarusian Perspectives, published by Arsenal Gallery in Bialystok, Poland


Changing Roles, Artist s personal views and wishes, Komarov/ Kriemann, published by Witte de With, Rotterdam


35 gram, art book, with the essay Living on Visa Territory


2012 Palipaduazennie art book

2010 ESTATE art book, Editor: Lena Prents, Graphic design: Jung & Wenig Berlin

2005 35 gr, artists book, edition 1000, 56 pages, 20 x 26 cm, Concept: Aleksander Komarov, Essay: Nelly Bekus, Published by: Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam,NL

2007 Prato -Museum of Contemporary Art; Centro per Arte Contemporanea Luig Pecci, IT

2006 OLD NEWS ,A project about the media and recycled news published by Pork Salad Press,

Editor: Jacob Fabricius

2007 Changing Roles, Artist s personal views and wishes, Witte de With,Rotterdam

2007 On Translation Transparency, edition 2000, Aleksander Komarov, Published by Mondriaan Foundation, Amsterdam and 10th International Istanbul Biennial

2007 Past Imperfect A. Komarov, Moscow Art Magazine

Grants & Residencies:

2015 ISCP - International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York, US

2005 Kulturkontakte Vienna, Astria

2005 Projectstudio Berlin, FBKVB

2002 Kunstlerhaus Boswil, CH

1998 Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Lectures and screenings:

2017 Virtualities and Realities, OF2017 conference in Riga. Latvia

2015 Salon at ISCP, NYC, US

2010 Workshop on Artists Writing, Funen Art Academy, Odense, Denmark

2010 VISUAL ARTS. NEW PRACTICES, Y Gallery, Minsk, Belarus

2010 Lecture at Gl Holtegaard, Modern Art, Denmark

2008 IASPIS, International Artists' Studio Program Stockholm in Sweden, invited by Cecilia Widenheim

2007 Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam, Politic and praxis invited by Jelle Bouwhuis

The Netherlands

2007 ASP, Poznan, Handel with care invited by Jaroslav Kozlowskij, Poland

2007 IASPIS, Stockholm video "Arming the elevator", "See you in Disneyland" invited by Bettina Pehrsson, Sweden

2006 Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, invited by Roos Gortzak, The Netherlands

2006 AK28, Stockholm, Who makes and owns your work, Passport 35gr, invited Magnus Liistamo, Sweden

2006 Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam Mental weight/Physical wait