ALEXANDER HAMILTON

Born: Adelaide Australia.

Lives: Melbourne Australia and London UK.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017

The Weird Wiles of Reprehensible’s Pensibles, drawing show at Pablo’s Birthday, New

York, November 26 – January 7 2018

Vacant Reading Material Memory, drawing show at Patrick Heide Contemporary Art,

London, as part of the London Festival of Architecture;

Fremantle Dust: Questions of Usefulness for Art and Architecture, Edith Cowan

University.

2016

Vacant Geelong, Waterfront Gallery Geelong, June.

2015

Volta New York, solo project.

2013

and I would see flowers through your eyes, drawing show and book launch Patrick

Heide Contemporary Art, London.

2012

Under a White Sky, drawing show with book launch and performance, Patrick Heide

Contemporary Art, London.

2009

Arches and Seizures, Ice trumpet performance and book launch, Kaleid editions Project

Space, London.

2008

Empty and Invisible, Ice trumpet performance and drawing show Patrick Heide

Contemporary Art, London.

2007

In Space We Trust, T1+2 Artspace, London .

2005

If your head was closed off on all sides, Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London.

2003

Please do not forget your surface, T1+2 Artspace, London.

2001

Alex Hamilton – Recent Work, Succession Gallery, London.

1996

New Works (created during residency), Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria.

The straight line, Ice trumpet performance Alpha Jetzt Galerie, Stuttgart, Germany.

1995

Sixteen different landscapes, British Council, Prague, Czech Republic.

Selected Group Exhibitions & Performances

2017

Iconic Industries, exhibition and symposium, National Wool Museum, Geelong,

Australia.

TEFAF Art Fair, Maastricht, Patrick Heide Contemporary Art.

Group Exhibition of Korean and International Artists, Sejul Gallery Seoul, South Korea.

2016

Once There Was There Wasn’t, NARS Foundation New York.

Miniature Immensities, G3Artspace Kingston Arts Centre, Melbourne.

Post-Terminal & Ex-Ultimate, our barely indistinguishable differences made empty

Douglas Park & invited guests’ performance, Den Haag, The Netherlands.

“shoom fwoosh swoosh” Bookwork and Film Performance with David Chesworth and

David Palister, Conduit Gallery, Melbourne.

TEFAF Art Fair, Maastricht, Patrick Heide Contemporary Art.

Drawing Now Paris, Carreau du Temple Paris, Patrick Heide Contemporary Art.

2015

The Art World Demystified, Lives of the Most Excellent Artists, Curators, Architects,

Critics and more, Interview on Yale University Radio WYBCX, hosted by Brainard

Carey.

HEARSE, Alex Hamilton/David Palliser, Ice trumpet performance at Conduit Gallery

Melbourne.

Material, Texture, Surface: Thoughts on Drawing, Inflection Journal Launch Show at

Dulux Gallery, University of Melbourne.

Drawing Now Paris, Carreau du Temple Paris, Patrick Heide Contemporary Art.

2014

Down to Zero: with Prunella Clough, David Connearn, Simùn Granell, Andrea Gregson,

Bridget Riley, Dieter Roth and Piers Wardle, Curated by Michael Roberts

Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London.

The John Ruskin Drawing Prize Shortlist Exhibition, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield, UK,

partnering the major V&A exhibition, Recording Britain.

Drawing Now Paris, Carreau du Temple Paris, Patrick Heide Contemporary Art.

2013

Paper vernacular: Drawings and Constructions, House of the Nobleman, Cutlog Art

Fair, New York.

2012

Salon du Dessin Contemporain, Paris.

2011

Volta 7 Basel, Patrick Heide Contemporary Art.

Drawing Now Paris Carrousel du Louvre, Paris.

Lieder aus dem Morast / Songs of the Swamp, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna Austria.

2010

Eraserhead, Fruehsorge Gallery Berlin Germany, with Jonathan Callan, Jurgen von

Duckerhoff, Alex Hamilton, Bertram Hasenauer, Christian Holstad, Hansjurg Schneider,

Mark Sheinkman, John Sparagana.

KALEID editions New York Art Book Fair.

Moving Still, Curated by Jonathan McLeod, Guillochon Gallery, London.

Constellations: A Large Number of Small Drawings, curated by Vanessa Gerrans, part

of International Drawing Out Conference, RMIT University Gallery, Melbourne.

Salon du Dessin Contemporain, Paris.

PULSE New York.

Please Don’t Let me be Misunderstood Save 10 Murray Street, Hobart Australia.

Sound Sculpture Performance, under the auspices of Masato Takasaka, Sutton Gallery

Melbourne Australia.

2009

The Grand Plasto-Books, Kaleid editions Project Space London curated by Deeqa

Ismail.

If you melted I would melt myself into you. Ice trumpet performance and drawing show

Alex Hamilton and Christian Holstad, Patrick Heide Contemporary Art.

The Free Art Fair, London

2008

Open Folds Hockney Gallery Royal College of Art, London.

All Capital Letters, Deutsche Bank, London.

Dead City St Pancras Crypt, London, Curated by Hugh Mendes.

/seconds, Magazine Issue 9 online publication edited by Peter Lewis.

The Free Art Fair, London.

Aqua Miami, Patrick Heide Contemporary Art.

2007

Ice Trumpet performance Tribute to Malcolm Lowry, Performance at An Evening of Loss

by The Last Tuesday Society, London.

Aqua Miami Patrick Heide Contemporary Art.

Zoo Art Fair T1+2artspace, London.

Avatar of Sacred Discontent, touring exhibition curated by Flora Fairbairn and Wolfe

Lenkiewicz, London.

Obsession durch Technik Berlin, artMbassy Gallery curated by Patrick Heide, with Andy

Harper, Thomas Kilper, Dirk Krecker.

/seconds, Magazine Issue 5 online publication edited by Derek Horton and Peter Lewis.

Salon 2007: New British Painting and Works on Paper, curated by Flora Fairbairn and

Sotiris Kyriacou, London.

2006

Loss: an evening of exquisite misery, Ice trumpet performance, London.

Art Forum Berlin, Patrick Heide Art Projects.

Newspaper, a newspaper about artists who work with newspapers, touring exhibition

including Fiona Banner, Angus Fairhurst, Mark McGowan, Hugh Mendes, Jamie Reid.

Published by Eleanor Brown, London and Los Angeles.

Table Top, Beth Campbell, David Payton, Raymond Pettibon, Andy Warhol, Amy

Wilson, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York.

The End of Civilization, with J & D Chapman, Paul Fryer, Margarita Gluzberg, Rut Blees

Luxemberg, curated by Nick Hackworth and Wolfe Lenkiewicz and Lisa Samoto, Port

Eliot Literature Festival UK and Zoo Art Fair London.

Concrete, Sausage and other Team Ghosts, After The Butcher Gallery, Berlin.

Water, Multimedia, Sartorial Gallery West London.

New Gothic, curated by Martin Sexton, Tate Britain, London.

/seconds. Magazine Issue 2 online publication edited by Derek Horton and Peter Lewis.

Art Chicago Art Fair, T1+2artspace.

Scope, New York Patrick Heide Art Projects

2005

Ark, Zoo Art Fair t1+2artspace, curated by Wolfe Lenkiewicz.

Art News, incl. Martin Creed & Gillian Wearing, Raid Projects, Los Angeles.

from our cold hands, VTO Gallery London, curated by Thomas Kilpper.

2004

Artist’s Association of Autonomous Book Art and Magazines, Book Fair, Berlin.

Art News, incl. Martin Creed & Gillian Wearing, Three Colts Gallery, London.

The Patterns on the Plans and the Lack of Plan Plan, T1+2 Artspace, London.

Publish and be damned, Artist’s Publication Show, The Crypt, London.

2003

Mothers Oxford House, London, curated by Harry Pye.

2002

Swiss Light on the Tate, Ice trumpet performance Swiss Embassy, London.

2000

Stoke Newington Festival Ice trumpet performance, UK.

Pagemakers London Artist’s Book Fair.

Ice trumpet performance La Llama International Artist’s Workshop, Venezuela.

1990 – 99

Pagemakers Gracefield Arts Centre and touring exhibition, UK.

Ice trumpet performance Braziers International Artist’s Workshop, Braziers, UK.

Super Nature, Studio A, Mike Marshal, Alex Hamilton, London.

Lady’s Smoking Room Installation and group exhibition Saskia Olde Wolbers, Lee

Meltzer, Alex Hamilton, curated by Alex Hamilton, Grand Midway Hotel, St. Pancras,

London.

Worth, St. Pancras Station, London.

A Matter of Making CSA Alumni exhibition, Canberra, Australia.

Fragile Objects touring exhibition, Embassy of Australia, Washington DC, USA, De la

Ville du Locle Winterthur, Switzerland & National Library of Australia, Canberra.

Washington Art Book Fair, Corcoran Gallery, DC, USA.

Ten Years of Graphic Investigation Canberra School of Art, Canberra Art School,

Australia.

Books and Boats State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.

The City and Beyond La Trobe University Gallery, Melbourne and touring exhibition,

curated by Elizabeth Cross.

1989

Four Bodies Stuart Gertsmann Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.

1987

Scitture: Pagine e Immagini National Library, Milan, Italy, curated by Gino Gini.

Bibliography (selection)

2017

Iconic Industries, Catalogue for Vacant Geelong Project, Deakin University, Geelong.

2015

Inflection 02 Journal of the Melbourne School of Design.

2009

Alex Hamilton Works – 2009 catalogue Patrick Heide Contemporary Art published by

GlobalArtAffairs , Peter Lodermeyer und Susanne Morsch, Germany.

2008

Book By Artists: Australian Artists Books by Alex Selenitsch published by Parkes,

A.C.T. National Gallery of Australia.

2006

The Gentle Art of Making Enemies by Andrew Colard, Lulu publications.

Tintin and the Secret of Literature by Tom Mc Carthy, Gratna Books.

Celeste Art Prize short list catalogue.

2004

Contemporary Art Magazine, review of Art News by Melissa Gronlund.

Contemporary Art Magazine, review of The Patterns on the Plans and the Lack of Plan

Plan, T1+2 Show by Andy Weir.

2003

The Independent, 29th July 05, review of Please do not forget your surface by Sue

Hubbard.

1989

The Age, review of Four Bodies exhibition by Elizabeth Cross.

Grants & Residences

2016

International Artist Studio Residency, NARS Foundation New York.

Development Grant, Australia Council.

2000

VACB Travel Grant, Australia Council.

1999

Braziers International Artist’s Workshop.

1995

Artist in Residence, Kunstlerhaus Salzburg, Austria.

1993/94

Artist in Residence, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland.

1992/93

VACB Project Grant, Australia Council.

Extraordinary Fellow, Akademie Vytvarnych Umeni, Prague, Czechoslavakia.

Collections

Saatchi Collection, London, UK.

Baltimore Museum of Modern Art, USA.

Denver Museum of Modern Art, USA.

Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

Tate Library, London.

National Gallery of Australia.

The Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne.

Gino Gigi Archives, Milan.

Art Gallery of South Australia.

Judith Hoffberg Archives, California, USA.

Paragon Press, Charles Booth-Clibbon, London.

Private Collections in Australia, Scotland, France, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic,

Italy, Greece, Russia, UK and USA.