Alina Tenser’s practice spans sculpture, video, and performance. Moving between these modes of working she is scratching at the same itch- to understand physical form as a transformative and manifold thing.  In her work, Tenser makes and activates objects to show the movement, function, and affordance that characterize the objects. 

Tenser received her BFA from School of Visual Arts and her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is the recipient of several distinguished awards including Daedalus Foundation Fellowship, Emerging Artist Fellowship and the Emergency Grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. Tenser has held solo exhibitions at 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 exhibited at venues including MoMa, New York, NY, The Kitchen, New York, NY; Susan Inglett Gallery, New York, NY; The Suburban, Chicago, IL; and Laurel Gitlen Gallery, NewYork, NY; Kate Werble, New York, NY; Gallery Diet, Miami, FL;. Tenser recently completed the Queens Museum Studio Program residency.

Selected press:

Cultured Magazine, Alina Tenser Toys With Our Desire to Connect by Catherine Damman, January 2019 

Blouin ArtInfo, Alina Tenser at Soloway Gallery by Juliet Helmke, April 2017

The New Yorker, Alina Tenser at Soloway, April 2017

Hyperallergic, Fresh Geometry: Gary Stephan and Alina Tenser by John Yau, March 2016

The Third Rail, Alina Tenser interviewed by Sara Roffino, Issue 7

Bomb Magazine, Alina Tenser by Rachel Valinsky, August 2015

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