Alina Orlov was born in 1990 in Moscow, Soviet Russia.
Through video installation Orlov reflects on migrations and investigates concepts pertaining to fragmented identities and estrangement.
From her vantage point at specific locations, she documents environments marked by grandeur and folklore, in which characters explore and perform rituals. These rituals allude to memories and aspects of identity that have become lost within extreme constructed conditions of gender, power, and landscape.
Orlov’s video installations are often presented alongside glass works. Glass provides evidence of the material process of reconstructing objects from those lost memories and rituals. The objects reveal a fluid and fragile transition of memory and identity between past and future.
Alina Orlov received a BFA with honors from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design at Jerusalem Israel (2015) / Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK (2014), and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA (2020).
Her work has appeared in selected solo and group shows at YARAT Contemporary Art Space, Baku Azerbaijan (2021); Sullivan galleries, Chicago USA (2019); Rosenfeld gallery, Tel Aviv Israel, (2019); Zhou B Art Center, Chicago USA (2018); Links hall, Chicago USA (2018); Artim gallery, Baku Azerbaijan (2017).
She lives and works in Chicago and Tel Aviv.