Alisa Yoffe

Alisa Yoffe

Born in 1987 in Tashkent. Lives and works in Moscow. In 2005-2007 studied at the Free Workshops of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art. In 2007-2008 studied at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Moscow. Since 2014 Alisa Yoffe collaborates with the Red Brigade Punk Fraction group. Since 2016 she is a member of the Antiwheel Creative Association.

In her works, Alisa Yoffe creates laconic black-and-white images with a broad brushstroke. The artist frequently experiments with painting techniques and combines different ingredients for paints. Yoffe works expressively. The impulsive nature of her art is revealed not only in her artistic language but also in the aspiration to leave the confines of the format. During the creative process, she at times, continues painting beyond the canvas and move to the surrounding walls and ceiling. Alisa Yoffe often paints on large pieces of fabric and rolls of paper. Her exhibitions are total installations where each partition is filled with vivid images. The artist creates grotesque characters — silhouettes over a white background. Stains and splashes of black paint accentuate the incandescent atmosphere of the subject matter: rock concerts, topical social and political themes.

Solo exhibitions of Alisa Yoffe were hosted at Vladimir Smirnov and Konstantin Sorokin Foundation, Moscow (2018), Museum, Moscow (2017), Växjö Konsthall, Växjö, Sweden (2016), Zverev Center of Contemporary Art, Moscow (2015), Triumph Gallery, Moscow (2014). The artist took part in group exhibitions at the Winzavod Contemporary Art Center, Moscow (2008), Stella Art Foundation, Moscow (2009), Perm Museum of Contemporary Art (PERMM), Perm (2010), Università Ca' Foscari, Venice (Italy) as part of the parallel program of the 55th Venice Biennale (2013), Museum of Moscow during the 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2013), 3rd Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, Yekaterinburg (2015).

Exhibition participant:

The Common Goal Philosophy. Glossary.

List of paintings