Alyona Larionova (b. 1988, Moscow) is an artist and filmmaker based in London. Her works investigate weighty subjects (technology, storytelling, linguistics) and locations (Internet Archive, a conservation lab, a bankrupted city). The tension between order and chaos, and the rapid changes in technological and natural spheres ocurring in the world, are what propel her research forward. Since 2015, she has been developping a series of works that call into question our approach to storytelling as well as our obsession with certain narratives that for too long have been and still are presenting us with the debased version of the world. 

Recent and upcoming shows include participation in the 11th edition of Lo Schermo Dell’Arte Film Festival in Florence, Kasseler Dokfest, a group show at Exposed Arts Projects London, the 20th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil and the 7th Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art.


2011-2013: MFA Media, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London, UK
2007-2010: BA Photography, London College of Communication, London, UK

Selected Exhibitions and Screenings


Associative Structures, Salzburger Kunstverein, AT (screening)
Screening, aCinema, Milwaukee, WI, US


22nd Antimatter Media Art Festival, Victoria, BC, CA
3rd Festival ECRA, Museum of Modern Art Rio de Janeiro; SESC São Gonçalo, BR
The Table, curated by Mariana Lemos, The Swiss Church, London, UK (screening)
POWER HOUSE: Structures of Power, Pylon-Lab, Dresden, DE
Screening, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE
Touching Distance, Exposed Arts Projects, London, UK


35th Kasseler Dokfest, Kassel, DE
European Identities, New Geographies in Artists’ Film and Video, curated by Leonardo Bigazzi, Le Murate, Progetti Arte Contemporanea, Florence, IT
Nøtel Cinema, curated by Lawrence Lek and Lua Vollaard, Stroom Den Haag;
Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts; Shanghai Tower, CN
Brighton Photo Fringe, ONCA, Brighton, UK
The Face of the Earth, Espacio Pla, Buenos Aires, AR


Videobrasil, Saõ Paolo, BR
How to tell the artist from her art, AIR Moscow, 7th Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art, Moscow, RU
MOSTYN Open 20, curated by Adam Carr, MOSTYN, Lladudno, WAL
New Media Art, CICA Museum, Gyeonggi, SK
Aural Aesthetics, Flatpack Film Festival, Birmingham, UK
Rencontres Internationales Berlin, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, DE
Rencontres Internationales Paris, Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, FR


Better Living, Tenderflix Video Award, The Horse Hospital, London, UK
Visions in the Nunnery, The Nunnery Galleries, London, UK
Brighton Photo Fringe, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton, UK
Open Film 2016, curated by Ed Atkins, Picturehouse Cinema, Norwich; a.m. space, London, UK


Footnotes in transit, two person show with Vera Kox, Seoul Art Space Geumcheon, Seoul, SK
Moving Studios, curated by Hope Kang, HOW Art Museum, Wenzhou, CN
Sens du lieu, lieu du sens, Traverse Video Festival, Toulouse, FR


Mark Wallinger Presents: The Best of Bow, Bermondsey Project Space, London, UK
Prizma Space, Istanbul, TR


Slade Degree Show, Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK


We’ll see, we’ll see again, curated by Andreas Trossek, Temnikova & Kasela, Tallinn, EE


Qui Vive? II Moscow Biennial of Young Art, NCCA, Moscow, RU
Paris Photo Week, Paris, FR
Artist of the week, Salon Contemporary, London, UK
In Fluence, Simon Finch, London, UK

Residencies / Awards / Grants

Shortlisted for FLAMIN Productions Grant, 2019
Nominated for VISIO Young Talent Acquisition Prize, 2018
Nominated for Tenderflix Video Award, London, UK, 2016
Residency at Geumcheon Seoul Art Space, SK, 2015
Residency at WARP Artist Village, Genk, BE, 2012