Alisa is a new contemporary art gallery founded by curator and art manager Alisa Bagdonaite, chief curator of the Zarya Center for Contemporary Art (Vladivostok), who has curated and overseen many exhibitions and projects with a view to support artists and foster the Russian contemporary art scene.
Alongside emerging artists, Alisa Gallery works with mid-career artists, already established in the professional community. It places great emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration and partnerships with institutions.
The gallery's mission includes increasing the presence and visibility of Russian artists at international art fairs, stimulating the demand for mid-range contemporary art, and promoting Russian artists in the international art market.
At the heart of Alisa Gallery lies the concept of a gallery as a sustainable and highly ethical platform that provides a performance incentive for contemporary artists, curators, and other creatives.

Alisa Gallery's booth at the fair and the official gallery launch will open up with the works by Moscow-based artist Alisa Yoffe. Alisa's artworks introduce the viewer to the reclining figure of Tanya, photographer Igor Mukhin's girlfriend and model.
Alisa's painting style, built around her expert use of contrasting lines and shapes, is straightforward and dynamic. The booth is designed to invite the viewer to participate in a multilayered game. On the one hand, it plays with space: the airy, high-ceilinged Moscow Gostiny Dvor Arcade will shrink to the dimensions of a small, life-sized room with a sofa and a painting hanging above it depicting another room with a couch. The game is enhanced through the use of a simplified perspective: one image is placed on top of the other, smaller one. On the other hand, the viewer finds themselves immersed in a game of connotations and allusions to Olympia by Édouard Manet, Danaë by Rembrandt, Étant donnés by Marcel Duchamp, and other iconic works of art.
Alisa Yoffe
1987, Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Alisa has studied with Yuri Shabelnikov at Moscow Museum of Modern Art's Free Workshops. She graduated from the Institute of Contemporary Art, Moscow, and attended Anatoly Osmolovsky's course in Moscow.
From 2017 to 2019 she collaborated with COMME des GARÇONS; she has previously collaborated with other fashion brands, including Maison Margiela, Bonne Suits, and Virronen.
Her works can be found in the collections of the State Tretyakov Gallery, V-A-C Foundation, Perm Museum of Contemporary Art, Foundation of Vladimir Smirnov and Konstantine Sorokin, Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, Horvath Art Foundation, and others.

Solo exhibitions include:

What's the Address? (Futuro Gallery, Nizhny Novgorod, 2019)
Curated by Alisa Yoffe (Aperto Raum, Berlin, Germany, 2019)
Alisa Yoffe:))) (Triumph Gallery, Moscow, 2019)
Solo Show (a-s-t-r-a project, Moscow, 2019)
Freestyle Digital Copies of Selected Works From the Collection of the Tretyakov Gallery (сцена/szena gallery, Moscow, 2019)
All girls to the front! (Eenwerk Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland, 2018)
Sous les pavés, la plage! (The Foundation of Vladimir Smirnov and Konstantine Sorokin, Moscow, 2018)
Fury (ART4 Museum, Moscow, 2017)
Rough History (Växjö Konsthall, Växjö, Sweden, 2016)
Mayhem (Voronezh CCA, Voronezh, 2016)
Attack the Bourgeoisie! (Triangle Curatorial Studio, Moscow, 2015)
Let the Common Middle Class Think All Fine Is Dead For Us (Residency of Austrian cultural attache Simon Mraz, Moscow, 2015), and others.

Alisa Yoffe lives and works in Moscow.
Phone: +7 926 558 75 32
E-mail: alisaartgallery@gmail.com
Moscow, Luchkikov pereulok, 7/4 str. 6, appt.44

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