Aleksandra Chaushova was born in Sofia in 1985. Currently lives and works in Brussels. From 2003 to 2009 studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Sofia. In 2012 she was a guest student at the Kunstakademie Dusseldorf, at the invitation of Lucy McKenzie. From 2012 to 2016 she gained her PhD in art and art sciences at ENSAV La Cambre, in collaboration with the Free University of Brussels.

At first glance, Aleksandra Chaushova’s drawings appear to rival photographs; in their portrayals, in their scenic nature but above all, because they appear like illustrations in which narrative can only be reconstructed in fractions. They refer to a reality, a historical facticity, where the border between true and untrue, fiction and fact have systematically been destabilised by a political regime. It is at exactly this point that Chaushova locates her work, in that she blends official, retouched, unspoken, falsified, manipulated or censored history with memories of the same past on the part of her family or friends and with portrayals of the subconscious.

Dirk Snauwaert, Wiels, Brussels

Photo: A. Chaushova

Selected Exhibitions

2014
Art Center Hugo Voeten, Herentals, curated by Vessela Nozharova

2013
ReSiDuE, WIELS Center for Contemporary Art, curated by Dirk
Snauwaert und Agata Jastrzabek, Brussels
The Remarkable Project, Brussels Art Factory, Brussels

2012
CIRIO, Dorothea Schlueter Galerie, with Abel Auer, Lucy
McKenzie, Dorota Jurczak, Caitlin Keogh, Graham
Anderson, Hamburg 

2007
International Art Triennial, Osaka
International Triennial of Graphic Art, Krakow
5th International Triennial of Graphic Art, Sofia

Photo: A. Chaushova
Photo: A. Chaushova