Alumna Alexandra "Sasha" Lerman '12 Solo Exhibit in Russia Opening Saturday

BY Audrey Deng, October 2, 2019

In St. Petersburg, Russia, alumna Alexandra “Sasha” Lerman ’12 will have a solo exhibit opening this Saturday, running until Nov. 3, 2019. The exhibit is called Soldiers of the Sun or the Right to Future Tense, and will be shown as part of the ProArte festival, “Contemporary Art at the Traditional Museum.”

Established in 2000, this festival unites different museums of St. Petersburg in one event. Here, contemporary Russian and international artists show their projects in large and small museums around St. Petersburg. For one month, traditional museum spaces turn into contemporary art venues. This is the festival’s fifteenth year running, and according to the museum’s website, Lerman’s work in the festival “shows nature as a full-fledged participant in the evolution process, having its own opinion about the people’s role in the planet history.” Her solo exhibit will be at the Museum of Hygiene.

Lerman is a New York-based artist whose work uses copyrighted and patented systems to explore the complexities of contemporary body language and issues of intellectual property through terracotta sculpture, drawing and performance.

Lerman's individual and collaborative projects have been shown at SculptureCenter, Tina Kim Gallery, Where, Storefront for Art and Architecture, Anthology Film Archives, Austrian Cultural Forum, Artists Space, Whitney Museum, New Museum, Queens Museum in New York and MUSAC in Spain. Lerman took part in LMCC Workspace Program in New York; Banff Centre's 01 The Retreat: A Position of DOCUMENTA (13) in Alberta, Canada, Open Sessions at the Drawing Center, New York and is participating in LabVerde Residency in the Amazon, Manaus, Brazil in 2018. Prior to attending Columbia University, Lerman received a BFA from the Cooper Union School of Art in 2004.