Assistant Professor of Foundations
Alina Tenser is a Ukrainian-born artist working across sculpture, video, performance, and interactive engagement. Her process is driven by an exploration of form in relation to affordances, which are the physical characteristics that define the function of an object, or allow one’s body a connection with an object. Tenser’s interest in affordances emerged from thinking about resourcefulness as a creative force—a sentiment propelled by her experiences of being an immigrant, one of observing, misunderstanding, and reinterpreting.
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Tenser’s recent solo exhibitions include Crush Curatorial, New York, NY; 17Essex, New York, NY, Konstepidemin, Gothenburg, SE;Soloway Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; AIR, New York, NY; Nurture Art, Brooklyn, NY; and Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY. Her work has been widely reviewed and written about in publications such as New York Times, The New Yorker Magazine, Art Forum, Bomb magazine, Cultured Magazine, Hyperallergic, Brooklyn Rail, and The Third Rail. She has participated in multiple artist residencies, most notably The Queens Museum Studio Program and Recess Activities.