Videoclip by Charlotte Grief


Alexander Povzner about his residency at Schloss Wiepersdorf

Video: Charlotte Elsa Grief

In the Arbeitskreis Deutscher Internationaler Residenzprogramme (short: ADIR, i.e.: Working Group of German International Residency Programmes), over 20 cultural institutions exchange ideas about the development of residency work in such areas as sustainability, families and partners, inclusion and international protection programmes. The Working Group coordinates matters relating to cultural policy and raises public awareness of the opportunities of artist-in-residence work.


"While I'm experiencing the situation, every day is very interesting for me and I can observe how this experience changes me." In the video, sculptor, painter and graphic artist Alexander Povzner talks about his residency at Schloss Wiepersdorf.

Alexander Povzner

Visual Arts

August, September 2023

Galerie Volker Diehl

Alexander Povzner, born 1976, is a Russian sculptor, painter and graphic artist. He studied sculpture at the Russian Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, then at the Surikov Institute in Moscow.

After a decade-long break he went back to study, this time at the Institute of Contemporary Art Problems, where the focus was on conceptual art. Now in the middle of a successful career, he has been actively exhibiting since 2007, collaborating for over a decade with the XL Gallery in Moscow.

He has had numerous solo exhibitions, in recent years at the XL Gallery and the Appendix exhibition space in Moscow, as well as in Berlin at Gotisches Haus and the Theater im Palais, among others. In the context of group exhibitions, his works were shown for example in the APTART gallery in Stuttgart, in the National Center for Contemporary Art in Nizhny Novgorod, at the CRACK! Festival in Rome, and at Neuer Kunstverein Mittelrhein Neuwied.

Povzner now lives in Berlin.


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