Aleksander Stav artistic practice explores nature and how it is constantly changing. Stav also reflects on how nature has become one of the most successful products of our time. Technology and nature are traditionally seen as opposites, but as seen in Stav's research and conceptualization, they have a tendency to connect.
Stav creates clean-yet-weighty sculptures, videos, and installation, relying on casting and 3D printed methods to recreate symbols of nature and environments.
Aleksander Stav has been exhibiting his artwork regularly since 2005 in Scandinavia, England, USA and Brazil. He was presented at the prestigious Armory Show in New York, and has exhibited at the Bergen Kunstmuseum, the Hordaland Art Centre, Gallery USF Verftet, and at many other notable institutions.
2006-2009 MA Fine Art, Academy of Fine Arts, Bergen.
2002-2005 BA Fine Art Bournemouth Institute of Art and Design, Bournemouth.
2012 – Cave In, TM51, Oslo
2012 – Armory Show, Focus Nordic, New York
2012 – MOLAF, New York
2011 – In-between, Bergen Kunsthall, Norway
2011 – 11, Gallery SE, Bergen
2010 – BGO Vol. 1, Bergen Kunstmuseum, Norway
2009 – Krator, Gallery GAGO, Oslo, Norway
2009 – In Real Time it Would Last a Thousand Years, Bergen Kunsthall, Norway
2008 – The Effects of Uncertainty, Hordaland Art Centre (HKS), Bergen
2007 – Høstutstillingen, Kunstnernes Hus Oslo and Trondheim Kunstmuseum
2007 – It’s Like Opening a Door, Gallery USF Verftet, Bergen
2005 – Always Let Me Go, Überskychannel, Rådhusgata 19, Oslo