Alina and Jeff Bliumis are multidisciplinary New York-based artists who has worked collaboratively since 2000. Alina received her BFA from the School of Visual Art in 1999. Jeff received his BA from Columbia University in 1981.They are both originally from the former Soviet Union.
The team often reflects on their own experiences and develops subjects dealing with migration, social developments, and cultural engineering
Their work concentrates on “foreignness” and “otherness” in daily social encounters, from the site-specific installation “Language Barriers” to a photo journey “Moscow Diary”, inspired by Walter Benjamin’s book with the same title. Alina and Jeff’s projects range from sculpture, photographs, to documentary films and site-specific installations.
Alina and Jeff have exhibited internationally at the First, Second, and Third Moscow Biennales of Contemporary Art (Moscow, Russia), Busan Biennale 2006 (Busan, South Korea), Assab One (Milan, Italy), the Bronx Museum of the Arts (New York, US), Galerie Anne de Villepoix (Paris, France), Centre d’art Contemporain (Meymac, France), Museum of Contemporary Art (Cleveland, US), Museums of Bat Yam (Bat-Yam, Israel), the Jewish Museum (New York, US), the Saatchi Gallery (London, UK) and the Victoria and Albert Museum (London, UK).
Their works are in various private and public collections, including the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (Russia), Museums of Bat Yam (Israel), the Saatchi Collection (UK), the Harvard Business School (US), the Museum of Immigration History, Paris (France) and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (UK).