My artistic practice is an exploration of the complexities of existence, capturing moments that resonate with personal significance and universal themes. Drawing inspiration from the philosophies of photographers like Daido Moriyama and writers like Moyra Davey, I embrace the notion of photography as a medium for raw expression, devoid of pretense or expectation. In my work, I employ photography as a personal diary, documenting the intricacies of my own experiences and the myriad ideas that captivate my mind. Like a curator of memories, I confront the fear of forgetting by immortalising fleeting moments in visual form. Each photograph serves as a portal to my past, a testament to the enduring power of memory amidst the relentless march of time. I navigate between spontaneous street photography and meticulously staged portraiture, oscillating between the accidental and the deliberate. Transitioning from digital to film photography, I have discovered a profound appreciation for the unique texture and depth that analogue processes offer. Film, with its inherent unpredictability, becomes a collaborator in my artistic journey, imbuing each image with a rich narrative of the circumstances in which it was created. Through my lens, I seek to interrogate the world around me, probing the wounds of time and uncovering the hidden beauty in neglected spaces. My work delves into the complexities of identity, history, and sentimentality, inviting viewers to contemplate the intricacies of human existence and the transient nature of life itself.

Alisa Golovkina
Photographer

Alisa Golovkina, originally from Moscow, Russia, pursued her education in the United Kingdom and later in Canada, after which she continued her travels throughout the world. Having obtained her education from various cultures, Golovkina’s own sense of identity and mentality was shaped as she navigated where she belonged. Amidst this global exploration, she cultivated a deep passion for the arts, a flame ignited since her early years. Golovkina’s artistic evolution was deeply influenced by her diverse experiences. Her academic pursuits took her to the University of the Arts in London, where she honed her craft as a photographer. Reflecting on her multifaceted upbringing, Golovkina’s work delves into a profound exploration of existence and identity. Through her lens, she captures not just moments, but the essence of human experience, inviting viewers to ponder life’s transient beauty and the intricate tapestry of identity.

Alisa Golovkina
Photographer

Alisa Golovkina, originally from Moscow, Russia, pursued her education in the United Kingdom and later in Canada, after which she continued her travels throughout the world. Having obtained her education from various cultures, Golovkina’s own sense of identity and mentality was shaped as she navigated where she belonged. Amidst this global exploration, she cultivated a deep passion for the arts, a flame ignited since her early years. Golovkina’s artistic evolution was deeply influenced by her diverse experiences. Her academic pursuits took her to the University of the Arts in London, where she honed her craft as a photographer. Reflecting on her multifaceted upbringing, Golovkina’s work delves into a profound exploration of existence and identity. Through her lens, she captures not just moments, but the essence of human experience, inviting viewers to ponder life’s transient beauty and the intricate tapestry of identity.

My artistic practice is an exploration of the complexities of existence, capturing moments that resonate with personal significance and universal themes. Drawing inspiration from the philosophies of photographers like Daido Moriyama and writers like Moyra Davey, I embrace the notion of photography as a medium for raw expression, devoid of pretense or expectation. In my work, I employ photography as a personal diary, documenting the intricacies of my own experiences and the myriad ideas that captivate my mind. Like a curator of memories, I confront the fear of forgetting by immortalising fleeting moments in visual form. Each photograph serves as a portal to my past, a testament to the enduring power of memory amidst the relentless march of time. I navigate between spontaneous street photography and meticulously staged portraiture, oscillating between the accidental and the deliberate. Transitioning from digital to film photography, I have discovered a profound appreciation for the unique texture and depth that analogue processes offer. Film, with its inherent unpredictability, becomes a collaborator in my artistic journey, imbuing each image with a rich narrative of the circumstances in which it was created. Through my lens, I seek to interrogate the world around me, probing the wounds of time and uncovering the hidden beauty in neglected spaces. My work delves into the complexities of identity, history, and sentimentality, inviting viewers to contemplate the intricacies of human existence and the transient nature of life itself.

  • Mara Palena: Oikeiôsis
    Publication
    Witty Books
    International
    The knowledge of one’s inner self as the sole tool for self-fulfillment, for stoically embracing the human condition in all its turmoils – that is what ancient Greeks used to call Oikeiôsis. The same word was chosen by Mara Palena to call a project that unfolds over the duration of existence. The analog images shot by the artist from her childhood to today do not follow any external precept. (more…)
  • Erwin Wurm: Surrogates
    Feb 15 – Apr 13, 2024
    Thaddaeus Ropac
    London, UK
    Surrogates, an exhibition of new work by Erwin Wurm, embodies the Austrian artist’s characteristically explorative approach to the concept of sculpture. Disrupting traditional distinctions between subject and object, the human and the non-human, spectator and participant, the exhibition renders the familiar unfamiliar through a playful treatment of the sculptural principles of ‘two- and three-dimensionality, mass, volume, skin and surface, movement and time.’ (more…)
  • A Model
    Feb 9 – Sep 8, 2024
    Mudam
    Luxembourg
    We all have ideas of what a contemporary art museum should be. Those who founded Mudam Luxembourg, for example, envisioned a museum that would encompass many aspects of contemporary culture, such as art, design and architecture. While one believes the museum to be a place for the presentation of modern art, others view it as a showcase for Luxembourgish creation. And some see Mudam as a space for collectivity, for openness, for events and an experimental approach. (more…)