Alex Farrar 1986

Woont in Amsterdam (NL). Werkt in Amsterdam (NL).
Vertegenwoordigd door:

Dürst Britt & Mayhew

Through subtle exaggeration and performative interventions Alex Farrar likes to expose stereotypical human mechanisms. Whether a photograph, mural or a modified sofa hovering from a wall, they are outward looking, self-conscious additions that playfully interrupt their context and the viewer with a proposition. He manipulates ordinary objects for their performative potential. Acknowledging a lack of absolute control he creates the conditions for something to happen, the outcome of this happening isn’t fixed but depends completely on the engagement with viewers, location and duration.

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Alex Farrar (UK, 1986) received BFA’s from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and Leeds Metropolitan University, after which he completed a two-year residency at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Secondary Emotions (i)’, de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam, ‘Secondary Emotions (ii)’ at Dürst Britt & Mayhew, ‘Code Duello’, Loods 6, Amsterdam, and ‘Self-Titled’ at Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam. Recent group exhibitions include ‘Prospects and Concepts’, Art Rotterdam, ‘Summer Fete’, Ceri Hand Gallery, London, ‘Mostyn Open 18’, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, ‘Young British Art II’, DIENSTGEBÄUDE, Zurich. Both in 2014 and 2015 he won The Best Dutch Book Designs for two of his publications. In 2018 Alex Farrar will have a solo exhibition at Onomatopee, Eindhoven.

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Alex Farrar Born 1986 in Leeds, United Kingdom Lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands Education / Residencies 2015-2016 Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, Netherlands 2012 Hotel Maria Kapel, Hoorn, Netherlands 2009-2010 BFA Autonomous Arts (audio visual), Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, Netherlands 2008 European Exchange Academy, Beelitz, Germany 2006-2009 1st Class BA [Hons] Fine Art, Leeds Metropolitan University, United Kingdom 2005-2006 Fine Art Foundation Diploma, Leeds College of Art, United Kingdom Solo and To-Person Exhibitions 2016 - Secondary Emotions (ii), Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague, Netherlands - Secondary Emotions (i), Locus Solus, de Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands 2014 - The ‘Suit’, an archive for six years of unannounced performances, The Tetley, Leeds, United Kingdom - Code Duello, with Harry Meadley, Loods 6, Amsterdam, Netherlands 2013 - The ‘Suit’, an archive for six years of unannounced performances, Penny University, Amsterdam, Netherlands 2011 - Self-Titled, Annet Gelink Gallery, The Bakery, Amsterdam, Netherlands - Catalogue Available, Blip Blip Blip, Leeds, United Kingdom - Hold That Thought, with Justin Gosker, Elders, Den Haag, Netherlands 2008 - Sammelbände, East Street Arts (Patrick Studios), Leeds, United Kingdom - The University of Shefeld Table Tennis Team 2007-2008, S1 Artspace, Shefeld, United Kingdom - Patron Party- A Retrospective, 54 Woodsley Road, Leeds, United Kingdom 2007 - Painting for A Parking Attendant, Leeds University, United Kingdom Selected Group Exhibitions 2016 - RijksakademieOPEN, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, Netherlands [catalogue] - The Best Dutch Book Designs of 2015, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands - The Kippenberger Challenge (7.45 Books), Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, Netherlands - The Kippenberger Challenge (7.45 Books), Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, Netherlands - The Kippenberger Challenge (7.45 Books), Locus Solus, de Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands 2015 - World Book Design 2014–15, P&P Gallery in Printing Museum, Tokyo, Japan - Lajevardi Collection Exhibition, Tehran, Iran - RijksakademieOPEN, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, Netherlands - The Best Dutch Book Designs of 2014, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands - Business as Usual, Trf Projects, London, STCFTHOTS, Leeds and Pyramid Art Center, Warrington, United Kingdom - The Kippenberger Challenge (7.45 Books), The Tetley, Leeds, United Kingdom 2014 - Prospects & Concepts - Mondriaan Fund presents Young Talent, Van Nelle Fabriek, Rotterdam, Netherlands, curated by Mirjam Westen 2013 - Wu Tang – Killa Beez, Blip Blip Blip, Leeds, United Kingdom, curated by Josh Whitaker, - Summer Fete, Ceri Hand Gallery, London, United Kingdom - yesno.fr launch, Amstel 41, Amsterdam, Netherlands - Leeds! Leeds! Leeds!, Blip Blip Blip, Leeds, United Kingdom, curated by Hayley Dixon, http://blipblipblip.co.uk/current.html, Blip Blip Blip, Leeds, United Kingdom An Arrangement in White, XO, Leeds, United Kingdom - Prospects & Concepts, - Mondriaan Fund presents Young Talent, Lanteren Venster, Rotterdam, Netherlands, curated by Wim Waelput - Mostyn Open 18, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, Wales 2012 - Archipelago, VLAM, Amsterdam, Netherlands. - EEA TEN, Flutgraben e.V., Berlin, Germany - Eyes on the Prize, Workplace Gallery, Nottingham, United Kingdom - Eyes on the Prize, Hotel Maria Kapel, Hoorn, Netherlands -Young British Art II, DIENSTGEBÄUDE, Zurich, Switzerland, curated by Ryan Gander and Christina von Rotenhan Temporary Stedelijk (6), temporarystedelijk.com [online] 2011 - Young British Art, Limoncello, London, United Kingdom, curated by Ryan Gander 2010 - We Trust Strangers, Umbrella One Offs, Holbeck, United Kingdom, curated by Simeon Barclay - Plaza Principle, Leeds Shopping Plaza, Leeds, United Kingdom, curated by Derek Horton and Chris Bloor - The Opening and The Rock [as Vicky and Ron], W139, Amsterdam, Netherlands - Short Fuse, Resonance FM, online, curated by Marion Harrison - If You Can Hold Your Breath, Ceri Hand gallery, Liverpool, United Kingdom - Hoogtijd, JCA DE KOK, The Hague, Netherlands - From Dusk Till Dawn [as Vicky and Ron], van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands, curated by If I Can’t Dance I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution - A Latento: works by Alex Farrar, Harry Meadley, Iona Smith, Henry Moore Institute Archive, Leeds, United Kingdom 2009 - Ex, Leeds College of Art, Leeds, United Kingdom - A Latento 2: Sammelbände book launch, Hell Yes @ Project Space Leeds, United Kingdom - Superscript, East Street Arts, Leeds, United Kingdom 2008 - Eclections, ArtMarket , Leeds, United Kingdom - The Battle of Art, Dialogue of Culture, EEA, Berlin, Germany - 12 Shields, Oderbergerstrasse 51, Berlin, Germany - Interim, Leeds College of Art, United Kingdom 2007 - Zoo Forty To, 42 New Briggate Gallery, Leeds, United Kingdom Artist Publications 2016 - The ‘Suits’ Archived. Text by Laura van Grinsven. 7.45 Books (Extended), Amsterdam, Netherlands - Dog Ears. Text by Marietta Dirker. 7.45 Books (Extended), Amsterdam, Netherlands 2015 - John Cleese on Creativity. 7.45 Books, Amsterdam, Netherlands 2014 - Catalogue Available (custodian edition). Text by Sean Ashton. 7.45 Books, Amsterdam, Netherlands - Code Duello (catalogue). 7.45 Books, Amsterdam, Netherlands - Prospects. 7.45 Books, Amsterdam, Netherlands - Dog Ears. 7.45 Books, Amsterdam, Netherlands - The ‘Suit’. Texts by Alaena Trner, Jasper Coppes and contributions by Gerrit-Jan Vos, - Justin Gosker and Antonis Pittas. 7.45 Books, Amsterdam, Netherlands - (tbc). Text by Harry Meadley. 7.45 Books, Amsterdam, Netherlands 2013 - Code Duello (book). Text by Rudi Fuchs. 7.45 Books, Amsterdam, Netherlands 2012 - Index. Self published archive, Amsterdam, Netherlands 2011 - Catalogue Available. Text by Sean Ashton. Leeds College of Art, Leeds, United Kingdom 2010-2013 - Index. e-book distributed online 2008 - Felsen. Self published, Amsterdam, Netherlands 2007 – 2010 - A Latento 1, 2, 3, 4. Serial publication with various contributors. Self published, Leeds, United Kingdom Selected Books & Group Exhibition Catalogues 2016 - RijksakademieOPEN 2016. Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, Netherlands (exh. cat.) 2015 - RijksakademieOPEN 2015. Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, Netherlands (exh. cat.) 2014 - Prospects & Concepts – Mondriaan Fund presents Young Talent. Texts by Birgit Donker and Mirjam Westen. Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam, Netherlands (exh. cat.) Selected Bibliography 2016 - Kleijn, Koen. ‘Instituut met wereldfaam, Rondgang RijksakademieOPEN 2016’, groene.nl (25 November 2016) [online] - Velsen, Vincent van. ‘Meer Meer Meer Materie, RijksakademieOPEN 2016, metropolism.com (24 November 2016) [ill.] [online] - Mister Motley. ‘Religie op de Rijksakademie’, mistermotley.nl (25 November 2016) [ill.] [online] - ‘Getekende lichamen en verloren tijd’, museumtijdschrif.nl (24 November 2016) [ill.] [online] - Hendrix, Niek. ‘RijksakademieOPEN; Open Ateliers 2016’, lost-painters.nl (23 November 2016) [ill.] [online] - Rijn, Ilse van. ‘De kunstcatalogus, een successtory’, Metropolis M (August/September 2016) [ill.] - ’Alex Farrar “Secondary Emotions (ii)” at Dürst Britt & Mayhew, Den Haag’, moussemagazine.it (22 June 2016) [ill.] [online] - ‘Alex Farrar at Dürst Britt & Mayhew’, artviewer.org (4 July 2016) [ill.] [online] 2015 - Vreden, Gina van. ‘Amsterdam Art Weekend’, ssba-salon.nl (10 December 2015) [ill.] [online] - Ommeren, Miriam van. ‘RijksakademieOPEN 2015’, tubelight.nl (30 November 2015) [ill.] [online] - Ekker, Jan Pieter. ‘Intrigerende kunst buiten alle kaders’, Het Parool (26 November 2015) [ill.] - Cousijn, Marian. ‘Deze kunst is niet geschikt voor boven je bank, maar zeker een safari waard’, decorrespondent.nl (November 2015) [ill.] [online] - Monshouwer, Saskia. ‘Rijksakademie Open 2015’, monshouwereditions.nl (November 2015) [ill.] [online] - Ekker, Jan Pieter. ‘Onderscheidende vlek of spekkoekpatroon’, Het Parool (5 September 2015) 2014 - Ekker, Jan Pieter. ‘Geweldig duel van schrandere en humorvolle kunstwerken’, Het Parool (19 February 2014) [ill.] 2012 - cookieandluz.com (2 July 2012) [ill.] [online] - Mascini, Vibeke, ‘Eyes on the Prize’, mistermotley.nl (24 June 2012) [ill.] [online] - Grandry, Pieterjan, ‘Alex Farrar’, crapisgood.com (3 April 2012) [ill.] [online] - Hendrikx, Bas, ‘Alex Farrar’, mistermotley.nl (13 February 2012) [ill.] [online] 2011 - Barnas, Maria, ‘De paniek moet groot zijn. Maar als kunstwerk vormen ze ’n geweldig geheel’, Vrij Nederland (24 September 2011)- - Suchin, Peter. ‘Young British Art’, Art Monthly, (June 2011) [ill.] - Doubai, Rosalie. ‘Young British Art’, Map, (summer 2011) [ill.] - ‘Young British Art’. Guardian Guide (30 April 2011) - Morton, Tom. ‘Young British Art’ Frieze, issue 141, (September 2011) [ill.] 2010 - ‘If you hold your breath’. Guardian Guide (30 June 2010) [ill.] Selected Awards and Grants 2016 - Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Stipend Programme for Emerging Artists - The Best Dutch Book Designs 2015, Stichting De Best Verzorgde Boeken, Amsterdam, Netherlands 2015 - Prins Bernhard Culture Fund, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Culture Fund Grant - The 2015 Tetley’s Collection Artists’ Commission, Leeds, United Kingdom - The Best Dutch Book Designs 2014, de Stichting De Best Verzorgde Boeken, Amsterdam, Netherlands - Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Stipend Program for Emerging Artists 2013 - AFK (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts), Amsterdam, Netherlands, project grant - Mondriaan Fonds, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Werkbijdrage Jong Talent - Mostyn Open 18, Mostyn, Llandudno, Wales (nominated) 2011 - Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Stipend Program for Emerging Artists 2008 - The Edna Lumb Travel Prize - The European Exchange Academy Prize