In 2020 Alisa Yoffe (born in Tashkent in 1987) was named by the Art Newspaper Russia among a list of the top most promising 50 contemporary artists in Russia, where she took 4th place.
Between 2017-2020 she collaborated with international fashion houses and luxury brands, such as Comme des Garcons, Cartier, Maison Margiela and Bonne Suits. She has also done work for the interior design company The Dot Home and the Richter Hotel in Moscow. She studied under Anatoly Osmolovsky, is a fellow of the Joseph Brodsky Fellowship Fund and was a resident of the American Academy in Rome from 2017-2018. When she was just 28 she was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the most promising young artists in Russia.
Yoffe describes ‘Fortuna’ in the spirit of Dadaist art practice and the work is a reference to the French symbolist poet Stephane Mallame’s radical text, ‘A Throw of the Dice’. Like other paintings in her recent body of work, which are becoming more abstract, the process of making art has become an important preoccupation. Here it is helpful to read the final image as a serendipitous coming together of small creative decisions and incidents.