◄ Projects

Biography

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

Education

1983-84
Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts (Foundation Course)
1984-87
Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts (BA Hons)
1988-90
Royal College of Art (MA)

Awards & Commissions

2014
b-Side Festival. Artist In residence Portland Dorset
2013
National Trust for Scotland Artist in residence ST. Kilda
2009
Artists Taking the Lead, 2012 Cultural Olympiad commission for the South West
2007
British Embassy, Moscow
2005
Winner of Linklaters Commission, the Barbican, London
2000
Winner of Sculpture at Goodwood ART2000 Commission Prize, London
Winner of Sculpture at Goodwood ART2000 Commission Prize
2004
Shortlisted Banff Mountain book Festival for LA climbs
1999
The Citibank Private Bank Photography Prize, The Photographers' Gallery

Solo Exhibitions

2011
The World is Still Big, Victoria Miro Gallery, London
The World is Still Big
2008
Leeds Metropolitan Gallery, Leeds
2007
Edinburgh Art Festival Exhibition, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
Edinburgh Art Festival Exhibition, Fruitmarket Gallery
2005
Don't want to be part of your world, Victoria Miro Gallery, London
2003
Outside, Distrito Cuatro, Madrid
2001
Case Study, Victoria Miro Gallery, London
Case Study, Victoria Miro Gallery
1998
Lumen Travo, Amsterdam
1998
Galerie Ulrich Fiedler, Cologne
1997
James Van Damme Gallery, Brussels
1997
Viewer, Victoria Miro Gallery, London
1995
Fountainhead, Victoria Miro Gallery, London
1995
Galerie Gilles Peyroulet, Paris
1993
Victoria Miro Gallery, London
1993
James Van Damme Gallery, Antwerp
1992
Anderson O'Day Gallery, London

Projects

2014
Museums at Night, Culture 24. Market Hall Museum, Warwick.
2014
Portland Erratics. b-side festival. Portland Dorset.
2012
Artists Taking the Lead, 2012 Cultural Olympiad : Nowhereisland
Nowhereisland

Group Exhibitions

2014
Lookout, Folkestone Triennial, Folkestone
2014
Misbehaving the city, Blaffer Museum Houston USA
2014
A place of which we know no certainty, ISCP Brooklyn , New York
2014
VideoGUD Mekken, Smedjebacken, Sweden
2014
Buildering: Misbehaving the city, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
2013
ARCTIC, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
2013
in cloud country harewood house Curated by Iwona Blaswick
2012
Focal Points: Art and Photography Manchester Art Gallery
2011
Sing me to sleep, Angles Gallery, Los Angeles
2010
Exploratory Laboratory, Birdport Arts Centre, Bridport; The Exchange, Sturminster Newton
2010
Arts Council Collection Select - The White Show, Cartwright Hall, Bradford, 3rd September - 28th November
2009
Home Truths, Harewood House, Leeds
2009
The Collection, Victoria Miro Gallery, London
2008
Concrete Dreams, APT Gallery, London
2008
Art & Climate Change, Fundación Canal, Madrid, Spain; Tokyo, Japan
2008
The Brotherhood of Subterranea. Kunstbunker, Nuremberg, Germany
2007
Art & Climate Change, Kampnagel, Hamburg
2007
It Starts From Here, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill
2006
PLAY: Experience the Adventure of our Cities, Urbis, Manchester
2006
Out of Place, New Art Gallery Walsall
2006
The Ship—The Art of Climate Change, Natural History Museum, National Conservation Center Liverpool Biennale
Undiscovered Island
2006
Renegade City: Units Moved, The Yard, Architecture Foundation, London
2006
The Other Pleasure, American Institute of Architects , San Francisco, Architecture + Design Gallery, San Francisco
2006
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
2005
XS, Distrito Cuatro, Madrid
2005
Cape Farewell Project, Davis Langdon LLP, London
2005
Miradas Y Conceptos: from the collection of Helga de Alvear, MEIAC, Badajoz, Spain
2005
Encouraging American Genius, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
2004
Looking With/Out, East Wing Collection No.05, Courtauld Institute of Art, London
2004
Gifted, University of the Arts, London
2003
In Good Form, Recent sculpture from the Arts Council Collection, Longside Gallery Yorkshire Sculpture Park
2003
Contemporary Collecting: New Art for Manchester, Manchester Art Gallery
2003
Palazzo Delle Papesse Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena, Italy
2002
Art + Mountains: conquistadors of the useless, The Alpine Club, London
2002
Looking With/Out East Wing Collection No.05, Courtauld Institute of Art, London
2001
Uncovered, The Gallery, University of Essex Gallery, UK
2001
No World Without You - Reflections of Identity in New British Art, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Israel
2001
Points of View, Künstlerhaus Dortmund, Germany
2001
Museum as Subject, National Museum of Osaka, Japan
2000
Donation, Towner Art Gallery and Museum, Eastbourne, March
2000
Raw, Victoria Miro Gallery, London
2000
Vision & Reality, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
2000
The Poster Show, Cabinet Gallery, London, May
1999
The Citibank Private Bank Photography Prize, The Photographers' Gallery, London
1999
Sarajevo 2000, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sarajevo
1999
Il Casa, Il Corpo, Il Curore, Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien
1999
Minimum, Galerie Gilles Peyroulet, Paris
1999
Sensation. Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection, Brooklyn Museum, New York
1999
Postcards on Photography, Cambridge Darkroom Gallery, Cambridge. Touring to: John Hansard Gallery, Southampton (23 Feb - 11 April 1999); Site Gallery, Sheffield (25 April - 6 June 1999); Camerawork, London (19 June - 1 August 1999)
1998 - 99
Sarajevo 2000, curated by Lóránd Hegyi, Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Palais Liechtenstein, Vienna
1998
Ewan Gibbs, Alex Hartley, Jason Martin, One in the Other, London
1998
Close Echoes. Public Body & Artificial Space, City Gallery Prague and Kunst Halle Krems, Austria
1998
Fotografie als Handlung, 4. Internationale Foto-Triennale Esslingen, curated by Renate Wiehager, Galerien der Stadt Esslingen, Esslingen am Neckar
1998
Site, Walsall Museum and Art Gallery, Walsall
1998
Sensation. Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
1998
Home Sweet Home, Gilles Peyroulet, Paris
Untitled (Seagram at night)
1997 - 98
Private Face - Urban Space, organised by the Hellenic Art Galleries Association, L. Kanakakis Muncipal Gallery of Rethymnon, Crete
1997
Private Face - Urban Space, organised by the Hellenic Art Galleries Association, Gasworks, Athens, Spalins Margaret Harvey Gallery, University of Hertfordshire
1997
Sensation. Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection, Royal Academy of Arts, London
1997
Minor Sensation, Victoria Miro Gallery, London
1996
Inner London, Delfina Gallery, London
1996
Abstract/Real, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Wien, Austria
1996
Wordt Vervolgd, Lumen Travo, Amsterdam
1996
Espaces Construits/Espaces Critiques, FRAC Basse Normandie, Caen, France
1996
Fall Out, Walker Fabrik, Darmstadt, Germany
1996
City Limits, Cadman Studios, Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent
1996
Young British Artists, curated by Glenn Scott Wright, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Paddington, Australia and RMIT Gallery, Melbourne
1996
Spacious, Alex Hartley & Willy de Sauter, Battersea Arts Centre, London
Randomised Double Blind
1995
Conceptual Living, Rhizome, Amsterdam
1995
Architectures d'Artistes 2, Galerie Gilles Peyroulet, Paris
1995
James Van Damme Gallery, Antwerp,
1994
Photo ‘94, Business Design Centre, Islington, London, curated by Sarah Kent
1994
Bienal Martinez Guerricabeitia, Universitat de Valencia, Spain
1994
Notions of Space, Valentina Moncada, Rome, curated by Glenn Scott Wright
1994
Europa ‘94, München, Germany
1994
Architectures d'artistes, Gilles Peyroulet, Paris
1993
Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection, Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany
1992
July, Victoria Miro Gallery, London
1991
Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
1991
Show Hide Show, Anderson O'Day Gallery, London
1991
Crossover, Anderson O'Day Gallery, London
1990
International Departures, rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam

Architectural Collaborations

2001
ABK Architects British Embassy Moscow
2000
David Adjaye Associates, C.A.B.E. Offices, London
David Adjaye Associates, C.A.B.E. Offices, London
1998 - 99
Alford, Hall, Monaghan and Morris, Great Notley Primary School Winner of 9 awards including building of the year.
1997
Alford, Hall, Monaghan and Morris, Walsall Bus Station

Selected Bibliography

2014
Rich pickings on Kent’s gold coast, Observer Review 31 August 2014
2012
Nowhere, Liz Stinson, Wired Magazine 21 March 2012
2012
Nowhereisland, Tim Creswell, Artreview Jan/Feb 2012
2011
The world is still Big, Calre Hazelton, Flux 27 December 2011
2011
Alex Hartley; The World is still Big, Tish Wrigley, AnOther, 8 Dec 2011
2011
Nowhereisland, The Daily Mail, 22 September 2011
2011
The Daily Telegraph, 22 September 2011
2011
The Silly Isle, The Sun, 22 September 2011
2011
From the big wide world to a small island (with chickens), Rachel Cooke Observer New Review, 27 November 2011
2009
Sanjoy Roy, New Statesman, Playing to the gallery, 13 April 2009
2008
Alex Hartley, Guardian Guide, 13 – 19 September 2008
2007
Building tension, Rosamund West, The Skinny, August 2007
2007
For your eyes only, Sue Hubbard, Newstatesman, August 20, 2007
2007
A love affair with brick and mortar, Richard Cork, Financial Times, August 16, 2007
2007
First the good news, Duncan Macmillan, The Scotsman, August 14, 2007
2007
Scaling the giddy heights, Jack Mottram, The Herald, August 8, 2007
2007
Simplicity itself, Iain Gale, Scotland on Sunday, August 5, 2007
2007
You have to plan it like a burglary, Susan Mansfield, The Scotsman, August 4, 2007
2007
A slow build, Ruth Barker, BBC Collective, August 9, 2007
2007
Alex Hartley, Sue Wilson, Metro, July 30, 2007
2007
Alex Hartley, Robert Clark, The Guardian Guide
2007
Alex Hartley, Telegraph Review, Telegraph, July 28, 2007
2007
Alex Hartley, Caroline Ednie, Scottish Architecture, July 26, 2007
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
2006
Pole Positions: Art's Arctic Adventures, Martin Herbert, Modern Painters, April 2006
2005
Uncertainties of the topographic?, Liz Wells, Source, December
2005
Alex Hartley, Jane Neal, Art in America, December
2005
Alex Hartley, Mark Rappolt, Modern Painters, November
2005
Telling Tales, Charlotte Mullins, Vogue, October
2005
Alex Hartley, Skye Sherwin, I-D, October
2005
Alex Hartley, Peter Chapman, The Information (Supp to Independent), 24 September
2005
Alex Hartley, Sarah Kent, Time Out, 21 September
2005
Art Review, Fisun Guner, Metro, 8 September
2005
Shacks in Bleak Landscapes, Ellie Duffy, Building Design, September
2005
Our selection A-Z: London, The Art Newspaper, September
2005
Buildering at the Barbican, Peter Aspen, The Times, August 5
2005
If only I could live here, Alex Hartley, Next Level, Issue 7
2005
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
2004
LA Climbs, Michael T Jarvis, Los Angeles Times Magazine, June 13
2004
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
2001
He's a tease, The Guardian Space, March 22
2001
Alex Hartley, Tracey Moffatt, Annika von Hausswolff ,Fisun Güner, Metro Life, March 27
2001
Shifting Space, Kester Rattenbury, Building Design, April 6
2001
Richard Cork's five best London exhibitions. The Times Play, April 7
2001
Tracey Moffatt, Alex Hartley, Annika von Hausswolff, Sally O' Reilly, Art Review, April 17
2001
The ills that flesh is heir to. Richard Cork, The Times, April 18
2001
Rule Britannia, Ha'Artez Magazine, Israel, Aug 31
2001
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
1998
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
1997
The spaces in between, David Barrett, RA Magazine, No. 56, Oct
1997
Alex Hartley, Viewer, Mark Currah, Time Out, No. 1421, Nov 12 - 19
1996
Simon Myers, Building Design, April
1996
Sacha Craddock, The Times, April 2
1995
Dominique Barque, Art Press, No.207, Nov
1995
La Vie dyes Arts, Lye Figaro, Sept 19
1993
Sarah Kent, Time Out, July 7 - 14
1993
Richard Shone, Burlington Magazine, August
1993
Young British Artists, Saatchi Collection Catalogue
1992
Publication for exhibition at Anderson O'Day Gallery, David Batchelor, April
1992
Charles Hall, Arts Review, May
1992
Sarah Kent, Time Out, May
1992
Will Harvey, City Limits, April
1992
Patrick Marmion, What's On, June
1992
Andrew Renton, Flash Art, No.165, Summer
1991
Show Business, Sarah Kent, Time Out, Jul 31 - Aug 7
1991
Show Hide Show, Natasha Edwards, Artscribe, Nov/Dec
1991
Show Hide Show, Charles Hall, Arts Review, Aug 9 - 23
1991
London Summer Round-Up, Mary Anne Francis, Art Monthly, July
1991
Someone to Watch Over Me, Michael Bracewell, Frieze, Issue 1

Catalogues & Books

2007
Alex Hartley: not part of your world, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
2003
LA Climbs, Alternative Uses for Architecture, Black Dog Publishing, London
LA Climbs
2003
Alex Hartley, Outside, Lorenzo Fusi, Distrito Cu4tro, Galeria de Arte, Madrid
2001
The Gallery: Uncovered, k. Chatten, P. Sexton, University of Essex, Colchester
2001
Sculpture at Goodwood British Contemporary Sculpture 02/03, Ann Elliot / Angela Dyer, Goodwood Sculpture Park, Chichester
2001
ArtAction, Environmental Justice Foundation London, Sotheby's, London
2001
Eastwing Collection No.05, Courtauld Institute of Art, in association with Thames & Hudson, London
2001
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
2001
Museum as Subject, National Museum of Osaka, Japan
2000
The Architectural Review - Bus Station, The Architectural Review, London
2000
Kjeld Kjeldsen etc., Vision og Virkelighed (Vision and Reality), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark
2000
Sculpture at Goodwood, British Contemporary Sculpture 01/02, Ann Elliot / Angela Dyer, Goodwood Sculpture Park, Chichester
2000
The Saatchi Gift to the Arts Council Collection, Kate Stephens, Hayward Gallery Publishing, London
2000
Art 2000, Business Design Centre, London
2000
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
1999
Art at Ringier, 1995-1998, Beatrix Ruf, Ringier AG
1999
Young British Art. The Saatchi Decade, Booth-Clibborn Editions, London
1999
La Casa, il corpo, il cuore, Lóránd Hegvi, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Wien
1999
The Architects' Journal, Educating Essex, Isabel Allen, London
1999
Art of the Epoch, 1997-1999, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sarajevo
1998 - 99
Postcards on Photography, edited by Naomi Salaman and Ronnie Simpson, Cambridge Darkroom Gallery
1998
Close Echoes. Public Body & Artificial Space, Olga Malá, Wolgang Denk, Karel Srp, City1 Gallery Prague and Kunst Halle Krems, Austria
1998
4. Internationale Foto-Triennale Esslingen 1998. Fotografie als Handlung / Photography as Concept, Renate Wiehager, Cantz Verlag
1998
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
1997
Abstract Real, Lóránd Hegyi, Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien
1997
Private Face. Urban Space, Henry Hughes & Katerina Gregos
1996
Made in London, Richard Shone/Stuart Evans, Simmons & Simmons, London
1996
Spacious, Kurt Vanbelleghem, Battersea Arts Centre, London, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, Patrick de Brock Gallery, Knokke
1994
Europa ‘94, Junge Europäische Kunst in München, Stuttgart
1994
3a Biennal Martinez Guerricabeitia, Various, Universitat de Valencia
1994
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
The Bailey Collection, Toronto
The British Embassy, Moscow
Contemporary Art Society, London
DG Bank, Frankfurt
Ringier Collection, Zürich
Deutsche Bank Collection
The Saatchi Collection, London
De Beers Collection, London
Caldic Collection, Rotterdam
FRAC Basse Normandie, Caen
Simmons & Simmons, London
TI Group
Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien
Government Art Collection, London