Alex Hartley

Born 1963 in West Byfleet, UK
Lives and works in London and Devon, UK

Education
1988-90
Royal College of Art (MA), London, UK

1984-87
Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts (BA Hons), London, UK

1983-84
Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts (Foundation Course), London, UK

Solo Exhibitions
2018
The Houses, Victoria Miro Mayfair, London, UK

2017
Wall, Folkestone Triennial, Folkestone, Kent, UK
The Clearing, Compton Verney, Warwickshire, UK

2016
After You Left, Victoria Miro, London, UK

2014
Vigil, Folkestone Triennial, Folkestone, Kent, UK

2011
The World is Still Big, Victoria Miro, London, UK

2008
Leeds Metropolitan Gallery, Leeds, UK

2007
Not part of your world, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

2005
Don't want to be part of your world, Victoria Miro, London, UK

2003
Outside, Distrito Cuatro, Madrid, Spain

2001
Case Study, Victoria Miro, London, UK

1998
Lumen Travo, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Galerie Ulrich Fiedler, Cologne, Germany

1997
James Van Damme Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Viewer, Victoria Miro, London, UK

1995
Fountainhead, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK
Galerie Gilles Peyroulet, Paris, France

1993
Victoria Miro, London, UK
James Van Damme Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

1992
Anderson O'Day Gallery, London, UK

Group Exhibitions
2019
In Ruins, Witley Court Worcester, UK
Where function ends: Responses to the architecture of Sir Edwin Lutyens, Hestercombe Gallery, Taunton, Somerset, UK
The Other Place, KS Museum for art in public spaces, Koge, Denmark
Drawing Biennial 2019, The Drawing Room, London, UK
Zero point of Orientation: Photography as a location in the room, DZ Bank AG Frankfurt, Germany

2017
Yokohama Triennale 2017: Islands, Constellations & Galapagos, Yokohama, Japan
Creating the Countryside, Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park, Warwickshire, UK
Futures Found: The Real and Imagined Cityscapes of Post-war Britain, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
Transparency, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK

2015
el tiempo se hizo, Centro de Artes Visuales Hega de Alvear, Caceres, Spain

2014
Buildering: Misbehaving the City, Contemporary Arts Centre, Ohio, United States; travelling to the Blaffer Art Museum,
University of Houston, US
Lookout, Folkestone Triennial, Folkestone, UK
A place of which we know no certainty, International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York, USA

2013
ARCTIC, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
in cloud country, cur. Iwona Blazwick, Harewood House, Leeds, UK

2012
Focal Points: Art and Photography, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK

2011
Sing me to sleep, Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, US

2010
Exploratory Laboratory, Birdport Arts Centre, Bridport; The Exchange, Sturminster Newton, UK
Arts Council Collection Select - The White Show, Cartwright Hall, Bradford, UK

2009
Home Truths, Harewood House, Leeds, UK
The Collection, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK

2008
Concrete Dreams, APT Gallery, London, UK
Art & Climate Change, Fundación Canal, Madrid, Spain; Tokyo, Japan
The Brotherhood of Subterranea. Kunstbunker, Nuremberg, Germany

2007
Art & Climate Change, Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany
It Starts From Here, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, UK

2006
PLAY: Experience the Adventure of our Cities, Urbis, Manchester, UK
Out of Place, New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, UK
The Ship-The Art of Climate Change, Natural History Museum, National Conservation Center Liverpool Biennale, UK
Renegade City: Units Moved, The Yard, Architecture Foundation, London, UK
The Other Pleasure, American Institute of Architects San Francisco, Architecture + Design Gallery, San Francisco
International Waters with Archigram, Linda Burnham, Adrianne Colburne, Ginny Cook, Matt Gerring, Alex Hartley, Tania
Kovatz, David Maupin, Nam June Paik, Ed Ruscha, Chieko Shiomi, Situationists International, Steven Wolf Fine Arts, San Francisco, US

2005
XS, Distrito Cuatro, Madrid, Spain
Cape Farewell Project, Davis Langdon LLP, London, UK
Miradas Y Conceptos: from the collection of Helga de Alvear, MEIAC, Badajoz, Spain, France
Encouraging American Genius, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., US

2004
Looking With/Out, East Wing Collection No.05, Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
Gifted, University of the Arts, London, UK

2003
In Good Form, Recent sculpture from the Arts Council Collection, Longside Gallery Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK
Contemporary Collecting: New Art for Manchester, Manchester Art Gallery, UK
Palazzo Delle Papesse Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena, Italy

2002
Art + Mountains: conquistadors of the useless, The Alpine Club, London, UK
Looking With/Out East Wing Collection No.05, Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK

2001
Uncovered, The Gallery, University of Essex Gallery, UK
No World Without You - Reflections of Identity in New British Art, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Israel
Points of View, Künstlerhaus Dortmund, Germany
Museum as Subject, National Museum of Osaka, Japan

2000
Donation, Towner Art Gallery and Museum, Eastbourne, UK
Raw, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK
Vision & Reality, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
The Poster Show, Cabinet Gallery, London, UK

1999
The Citibank Private Bank Photography Prize, The Photographers' Gallery, London, UK
Sarajevo 2000, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Il Casa, Il Corpo, Il Curore, Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Austria
Minimum, Galerie Gilles Peyroulet, Paris, France
Sensation. Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection, Brooklyn Museum, New York, US
Postcards on Photography, Cambridge Darkroom Gallery, Cambridge, UK
Touring to: John Hansard Gallery, Southampton; Site Gallery, Sheffield; Camerawork, London, UK

1998
Sarajevo 2000, curated by Lóránd Hegyi, Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Palais Liechtenstein, Vienna,
Austria (1998 - 99)
Ewan Gibbs, Alex Hartley, Jason Martin, One in the Other, London, UK
Close Echoes. Public Body & Artificial Space, City Gallery Prague and Kunst Halle Krems, Austria
Fotografie als Handlung, 4. Internationale Foto-Triennale Esslingen, curated by Renate Wiehager, Galerien der Stadt
Esslingen, Esslingen am Neckar, Germany
Site, Walsall Museum and Art Gallery, Walsall, UK
Sensation. Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
Home Sweet Home, Gilles Peyroulet, Paris, France

1997
Private Face - Urban Space, organised by the Hellenic Art Galleries Association, L. Kanakakis Muncipal Gallery of Rethymnon, Crete, Greece (1997 - 98)
Private Face - Urban Space, organised by the Hellenic Art Galleries Association, Gasworks, Athens, Spalins Margaret
Harvey Gallery, University of Hertfordshire, UK
Sensation. Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
Minor Sensation, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK

1996
Inner London, Delfina Gallery, London, UK
Abstract/Real, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Wien, Austria
Wordt Vervolgd, Lumen Travo, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Espaces Construits/Espaces Critiques, FRAC Basse Normandie, Caen, France
Fall Out, Walker Fabrik, Darmstadt, Germany
City Limits, Cadman Studios, Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
Young British Artists (curated by Glenn Scott Wright) Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Paddington, Australia and RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Spacious, Alex Hartley & Willy de Sauter, Battersea Arts Centre, London, UK

1995
Conceptual Living, Rhizome, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Architectures d'Artistes 2, Galerie Gilles Peyroulet, Paris, France
James Van Damme Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

1994
Photo '94, Business Design Centre, Islington, London, UK (curated by Sarah Kent)
Bienal Martinez Guerricabeitia, Universitat de Valencia, Spain
Notions of Space, Valentina Moncada, Rome, Italy (curated by Glenn Scott Wright)
Europa '94, München, Germany
Architectures d'artistes, Gilles Peyroulet, Paris, France

1993
Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection, Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany

1992
July, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK

1991
Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK
Show Hide Show, Anderson O'Day Gallery, London, UK
Crossover, Anderson O'Day Gallery, London, UK

1990
International Departures, Kavalere Kazerne, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Awards
2015
Arts Foundation Award, London, UK

2004
Banff Mountain Book Competition (Shortlisted for LA climbs), Alberta, Canada

2000
ART2000 Commission Prize, London, UK

1999
The Citibank Private Bank Photography Prize, London, UK

Commissions and Projects
2017
The Clearing, with Tom James, commission by Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park, Warwickshire, UK

2014
Museums at Night, Culture 24, Market Hall Museum, Warwick, UK
2014
Portland Erratics, b-side festival, Portland, Dorset, UK

2013
National Trust for Scotland, Artist in residence St. Kilda, Scotland

2009
Nowhereisland, Artists Taking the Lead, 2012 Cultural Olympiad commission for the South West, UK

2007
British Embassy, Moscow, Russia

2005
Winner of Linklaters Commission, the Barbican, London, UK

Architectural Collaborations
2001
ABK Architects British Embassy Moscow, Russia

2000
David Adjaye Associates, C.A.B.E. Offices, London, UK

1998 - 99
Alford, Hall, Monaghan and Morris, Great Notley Primary School, London, UK

1997
Alford, Hall, Monaghan and Morris, Walsall Bus Station, London, UK

Selected Press
2018
The Most Instagrammable Galleries in London, Allis Brennan, Evening Standard, 30 April 2018

2017
Life after the Apocalypse: recreating the end of civilisation - in Warwickshire, Matt Rudd, The Sunday Times, July 2017
Going off the grid: What I learned after a week without technology in an apocalypse dome, Steve Dinneen, City AM, May 2017

2016
Modernist ruin in London canal provides a glimpse at an uncertain future, Emma Tucker, Dezeen, December 2016
Alex Hartley : After you left, Eddy Frankel, Time Out London, November 2016
The jungle look: artist Alex Hartley conjures a dystopian modernist folly, Elly Parsons, Wallpaper, November 2016
alex hartley erects a decaying, faux modernist ruin in a jungle-like london garden, Nina Azzarello, Designboom, November 2016
Artist Alex Hartley builds a Modernist ruin in a London gallery, Cassie Davies, The Spaces, November 2016

2015
Alex Hartley wins Arts Foundation Award for Working With the Elements, Artyst, 3 February 2015

2014
Art in the Open, Veronica Simpson, Blueprint, No.333 2014
Rich pickings on Kent's gold coast, Observer Review, 31 August 2014

2012
Nowhere Island: A Project by Alex Hartley, Tim Cresswell, Art Review, January - February 2012
Nowhere, Liz Stinson, Wired Magazine, 21 March 2012

2011
The not-so-big society, Ossian Ward, Time Out, 15 - 21 December 2011
From the big wide world to a small island, Rachel Cooke, The Observer, 27 November 2011
This week's thing of beauty, Charlotte Higgins, G2 (The Guardian), 16 November 2011
The world is still Big, Calre Hazelton, Flux, 27 December 2011
Alex Hartley; The World is still Big, Tish Wrigley, AnOther, 8 Dec 2011

2009
Playing to the gallery , Sanjoy Roy, New Statesman, 13 April 2009

2008
Alex Hartley, Guardian Guide, 13 - 19 September 2008

2007
Building tension, Rosamund West, The Skinny, August 2007
For your eyes only, Sue Hubbard, Newstatesman, August 20, 2007
A love affair with brick and mortar, Richard Cork, Financial Times, August 16, 2007
First the good news, Duncan Macmillan, The Scotsman, August 14, 2007
Scaling the giddy heights, Jack Mottram, The Herald, August 8, 2007
Simplicity itself, Iain Gale, Scotland on Sunday, August 5, 2007
You have to plan it like a burglary, Susan Mansfield, The Scotsman, August 4, 2007
A slow build, Ruth Barker, BBC Collective, August 9, 2007
Alex Hartley, Sue Wilson, Metro, July 30, 2007
Alex Hartley, Robert Clark, The Guardian Guide
Alex Hartley, Telegraph Review, Telegraph, July 28, 2007
Alex Hartley, Caroline Ednie, Scottish Architecture, July 26, 2007
Arts festival ready to scale new heights with climbers, Brian Ferguson, Evening News, June 6, 2007

2006
Step by Step, Caroline Roux, Blueprint, June 2006
Pole Positions: Art's Arctic Adventures, Martin Herbert, Modern Painters, April 2006

2005
Uncertainties of the topographic?, Liz Wells, Source, December
Alex Hartley, Jane Neal, Art in America, December
Alex Hartley, Mark Rappolt, Modern Painters, November
Telling Tales, Charlotte Mullins, Vogue, October
Alex Hartley, Skye Sherwin, I-D, October
Alex Hartley, Peter Chapman, The Information (Supp to Independent), 24 September
Alex Hartley, Sarah Kent, Time Out, 21 September
Art Review, Fisun Guner, Metro, 8 September
Shacks in Bleak Landscapes, Ellie Duffy, Building Design, September
Our selection A-Z: London, The Art Newspaper, September
Buildering at the Barbican, Peter Aspen, The Times, August 5
If only I could live here, Alex Hartley, Next Level, Issue 7
At least we'll be able to find our way to the show on time, Tom Dyckhoff, The Times, June 28

2004
LA Climbs, Rebecca Barnes, Dazed and Confused, April
LA Climbs, Michael T Jarvis, Los Angeles Times Magazine, June 13
Building in Leaps and Bounds, Tom Dyckhoff, The Times, January 6

2002
Imaging Architecture, Daniel Kurjakovic, Werk, Bauen & Wohnen, Switzerland, March

2001
LA Climbs, Alex Wiltshire, ICON, February
He's a tease, The Guardian Space, March 22
Alex Hartley,Tracey Moffatt, Annika von Hausswolff ,Fisun Güner, Metro Life, March 27
Shifting Space, Kester Rattenbury,Building Design, April 6
Richard Cork's five best London exhibitions. The Times Play, April 7
Tracey Moffatt, Alex Hartley, Annika von Hausswolff, Sally O' Reilly, Art Review, April 17
The ills that flesh is heir to. Richard Cork, The Times, April 18
Rule Britannia, Ha'Artez Magazine, Israel, Aug 31
Alex Hartley, Izi Glover, Frieze Issue 62, Oct 01

2000
Exhibition 2000., Claire Allfree, Metro Life, Jan 19

1999
The glass house that Alex built by Richard Cork, The Times, Dec 29

1998
Alex Hartley, Victoria Miro, William Feaver, ARTnews, Feb
Alex Hartley at Victoria Miro Gallery, Richard Reynolds, Flash Art, Mar - Apr

1997
It's a Sensation! But is it art? Everything you need to know about the London art scene, but were afraid to ask. Special supplement, Time Out, No. 1412, Sep
The spaces in between, David Barrett, RA Magazine, No. 56, Oct
Alex Hartley, Viewer, Mark Currah, Time Out, No. 1421, Nov 12 - 19

Selected Bibliography
2015
Now Here Is Land, Victoria Miro, London

2007
Alex Hartley: not part of your world, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

2003
LA Climbs, Alternative Uses for Architecture, Black Dog Publishing, London
Alex Hartley, Outside, Lorenzo Fusi, Distrito Cu4tro, Galeria de Arte, Madrid

2001
The Gallery: Uncovered, k. Chatten, P. Sexton, University of Essex, Colchester
Sculpture at Goodwood British Contemporary Sculpture 02/03, Ann Elliot / Angela Dyer, Goodwood Sculpture Park, Chichester
ArtAction, Environmental Justice Foundation London, Sotheby's, London
Eastwing Collection No.05, Courtauld Institute of Art, in association with Thames & Hudson, London
No World Without you, Andrew Renton, Keith Lawrence & Nechama Gottlieb, Herzliya Museum of Modern Art, Noga
Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, The British Council, London
Museum as Subject, National Museum of Osaka, Japan

2000
The Architectural Review - Bus Station, The Architectural Review, London
Kjeld Kjeldsen etc., Vision og Virkelighed (Vision and Reality), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark
Sculpture at Goodwood, British Contemporary Sculpture 01/02, Ann Elliot / Angela Dyer, Goodwood Sculpture Park, Chichester
The Saatchi Gift to the Arts Council Collection, Kate Stephens, Hayward Gallery Publishing, London
Art 2000, Business Design Centre, London
A New Embassy for the 20th Century, The British Embassy, Moscow, Foreign Commission Office, London

1999
The Citibank Private Bank Photography Prize, The Photographers' Gallery, London
Art at Ringier, 1995-1998, Beatrix Ruf, Ringier AG
Young British Art. The Saatchi Decade, Booth-Clibborn Editions, London
La Casa, il corpo, il cuore, Lóránd Hegvi, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Wien
The Architects' Journal, Educating Essex, Isabel Allen, London
Art of the Epoch, 1997-1999, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sarajevo

1998
Postcards on Photography, edited by Naomi Salaman and Ronnie Simpson, Cambridge Darkroom Gallery (1998-9)
Close Echoes. Public Body & Artificial Space, Olga Malá, Wolgang Denk, Karel Srp, City1 Gallery Prague and Kunst Halle Krems, Austria
4. Internationale Foto-Triennale Esslingen 1998. Fotografie als Handlung / Photography as Concept, Renate Wiehager, Cantz Verlag
Sarajevo 2000, Lóránd Hegyi, Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien

1997
Sensation. Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection, Brooks Adams, Lisa Jardine, Martin Maloney, Norman
Rosenthal, Richard Shone, Royal Academy of Arts in association with Thames and Hudson, London
Abstract Real, Lóránd Hegyi, Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien
Private Face. Urban Space, Henry Hughes & Katerina Gregos

1996
Made in London, Richard Shone/Stuart Evans, Simmons & Simmons, London
Spacious, Kurt Vanbelleghem, Battersea Arts Centre, London, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, Patrick de Brock Gallery, Knokke

1994
Europa '94, Junge EuropKunst in München, Stuttgart
3a Biennal Martinez Guerricabeitia, Various, Universitat de Valencia
Shark Infested Waters: The Saatchi Collection of British Art in the 1990's, Sarah Kent Zwemmer, London

1993
Caldic Collection. EEN Verzameling,Verstilde, JNA Van Caldenborgh

1991
Show, Hide, Show, Andrew Renton, Anderson O'Day Gallery, London

Collections
Arts Council of Great Britain, UK
Caldic Collection, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Contemporary Art Society, London, UK
De Beers Collection, London, UK
Deutsche Bank Collection
DG Bank, Frankfurt, Germany
FRAC Basse Normandie, Caen, France
Government Art Collection, London, UK
Hyman Collection, London
Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Asutria
Ringier Collection, Zürich, Switzerland
Simmons & Simmons, London, UK
The Bailey Collection, Toronto, Canada
The British Embassy, Moscow, Russia
The Saatchi Collection, London, UK
TI Group, UK

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