The circular dining table at Villa Tugendhat, 2020
Archival pigment print on Canson, Infinity Platine, Fibre Rag 310g paper
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 centimeters)
Edition of 10
© Alex Hartley, 2020.
Alex Hartley is a UK based artist whose seeks to destabilise ideas of both iconic architecture and nature by exploring our understanding of utopian ideologies. Hartley has taken his work into the public realm expanding the context with ambitious works of land-art, employing his practice to test our notions of utopia, the individual, and the critical relationship we have with the environment that questions how we occupy the world's wild places. Born in 1963, he graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1990 and lives and works in London and Devon.
He has exhibited photography, sculpture and installations extensively both nationally and internationally including The Yokohama Triennial, The Folkestone Triennial, and at venues including Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark; The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan; Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (solo); Metropolitan Gallery, Leeds (solo); Compton Verney, Warwickshire, UK; KØS Museum for art in public spaces, Koge, Denmark; Royal Academy of Arts, London; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; Contemporary Arts Centre, Ohio, USA; Brooklyn Museum, USA; Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin; Photographers Gallery London. Since 1997 Hartley has been engaged in collaborative site-specific projects with architects including David Adjaye Associates and Alford, Hall, Monaghan and Morris. He is represented by Victoria Miro Gallery.