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Alexey Luka
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Alexey LUKA

Alexey Luka (born in 1983) is a Moscow artist, one of the participants of the Russian street art wave movement, whose creative method addresses abstract painting and rethinking of modernist traditions in urban space. Alexey Luka works with the architectural form and texture of materials, using various media, including painting, graphics, objects and installations.
Alexey’s interest in the architectural component, as well as his passion for graffiti and street art, emerge during his studies at the Moscow Architectural Institute. Gradually, street art became an increasingly prominent artistic movement in Russia, having acquired institutional recognition owing to numerous festivals and biennales. In parallel with this process, Luka’s desire to transform his hobby into professional artistic practice grew.
Alexey Luka is a frequent participant in the Russian and international Biennales (I, II and III Street wave art biennale “Artmossphere” (2014, 2016, 2018), the 6th Biennale in Marrakesh, Morocco (2016)), as well as in important collective projects (the first integral research on Russian street art «Wall elements» by Alex Partola (2018)) and exhibitions («Wall elements» at the Central Exhibition Hall Manege in St. Petersburg (2018), «The Wall» as a part of the Street Art Forum in MMOMA (2019)). Besides, Alexey regularly creates large-scale murals participating since 2012 in various public-art festivals all over the world: in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vyksa, Rostov-on-Don and Astrakhan, as well as in many cities of Italy, Spain, Germany, Denmark, France, Estonia, Slovakia and Morocco.
Luka's works have been several times presented at dual and collective exhibitions in Ruarts Gallery (“Wall elements” 2014; “Unforeseen Circumstances” 2015; “Dacha Season” 2017; “Wall elements 2” 2018).


Solo exhibitions
2019 Entrance #5. Ruarts Gallery. Moscow, Russia
2015 Being here. Wunderkammern Gallery. Rome, Italy

Selected group exhibitions
2020 Nothing box, Basmanyy dvor. Moscow, Russia
2019 The 8th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art. The Main Project “Orienteering And Positioning”, The New Tretyakov Gallery. Moscow, Russia
Recycle or die. GUM-Red-Line Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Direction / Instruction. Paradigm Gallery, Philadelphia, USA
Five Years. Mini Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Gravitational Collapse. Artservatory Center of Contemporary Art. Khabarovsk, Russia
The Street Art Forum. Exhibition "Wall". The Moscow Museum of Modern Art, in collaboration with Ruarts Foundation and the Street Art Research Institute. Moscow, Russia
2018 Wall Elements 2. Ruarts Gallery. Moscow, Russia
Wall Elements. Manege Central Exhibition Hall.Saint Petersburg, Russia
2017 Dacha Season. (With Mikhail Buryj). Ruarts Gallery. Moscow, Russia
Conflict / Obstruction. MISP (The Museum of 20th and 21st Century St. Petersburg Art). Saint Petersburg, Russia
Opened Circle. (With Swiz). Zimmerling and Jungfleisch Gallery. Saarbrucken, Germany
2016 Face. Futuro Gallery. Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
#Project 64. VDNKh.Moscow, Russia
II Artmossphere Street Art Biennale. Manege Central Exhibition Hall. Moscow, Russia
AltRove Group Show. Altrove Gallery. Catanzaro, Italy
MB6 Project. 6th Marrakech Biennale, Marrakech, Morocco
Let me be your hero. GHAYA Gallery, Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia
2015 Unforeseen Circumstances. Ruarts Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2014 The Long Tomorrow. (With Dmitri Aske). Pechersky Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Late, Still Life. (With NELIO). Enjoyted Galerie, Lyon, France
A Major Minority. 1AMSF Gallery, San Francisco, USA
I Artmossphere Street Art Biennale. ARTPLAY Design Center, Moscow, Russia
2013 Col.la.ge. Mini Galerie, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Wider than a Postcard. Breeze block Gallery, Portland, USA
Synthesis & Integration. Gallery Art.Ru, Moscow, Russia
2012 Side B. (With Natalia Serkova). Project Fabrika, Moscow, Russia
2010 Homework. (With NOOTK). Mesto Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Murals
2018
PREMIO ANTONIO GIORDANO. Urban Art Festival, Santa Croce di Magliano, Italy
VIAVAI Project. Casarano, Italy
FestiWall. PUBLIC ART FESTIVAL, Ragusa, Italy
Chilím Festival. Astrakhan, Russia
Satka Street Art Fest. Satka, Chelyabinsk region, Russia
Urvanity Art Fair. Madrid, Spain
2017
Mural. Rummu, Estonia
Stadt Wand Kunst. Mannheim, Germany
Art Walk Saarbrucken. Saarbrucken, Germany
2016
WEAART. Aalborg, Denmark
Altrove Festival. Catanzaro, Italy
MB6: Street Art. Marrakesh, Morocco
2015
SAC project. Kosice, Slovakia
Cibus in Fabula project. Milan, Italy
2014
"New City" festival. Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Memorie Urbane. Arce, Italy
Memorie Urbane. Terracina, Italy
Le MUR XIII project. Paris, France
Mural. Rome, Italy
Street Art Museum. Saint Petersburg, Russia
2013
Lgz festival. Moscow, Russia
Art-ovrag festival. Vyksa, Russia
Poliniza festival. Valencia, Spain
2012
Street art festival 16th line. Rostov on Don, Russia
Architectural farm. Moscow, Russia
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