Alex Farrar’s practice is based on the artistic use of the exhibition form, with a focus on solo-projects in a range of contexts. Through considered groupings of individual works, Farrar encourages lyrical narratives to emerge, creating spaces to consider the intimate, feelingful ways in which we embody social, political, environmental and economic realities. Alex explores making processes in complex relationship with form, often drawing directly from the ‘nervous body’ and involuntary emotional expressions such as sweating, trembling and nail biting.
Alex Farrar (born 1986, Yeadon, Leeds, UK) lives and works in Amsterdam and London. He studied at Leeds College of Art, UK, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at SE8 Gallery, London, UK (2019); Bloc Projects, Sheffield, UK (2019); A Park is a Place for Strolling in Winter, Eindhoven, the Netherlands (2019); Dürst Britt & Mayhew, the Hague, the Netherlands (2019); Art Rotterdam, w/Dürst Britt & Mayhew, the Netherlands (2019); Onomatopee [w/Philippine Hoegen], Eindhoven, the Netherlands (2018); Unfair, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2018); Arco Madrid, w/Dürst Britt & Mayhew, Madrid, Spain (2018); Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2016); de Appel, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2016). Group exhibitions include ‘Walk&Talk 9.5’, São Miguel, Azores (2020); ‘Vèf Jaah’, Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague, the Netherlands (2020); ‘Double Negative’, ChaShaMa, New York, USA (2019); ‘British Summer Time (BST)’, Copperfield, London, United Kingdom (2018); ‘Distant Constellations’, The Great Medical Disaster, Manchester, United Kingdom (2017); ‘Staging the Inhabitable’, Cultureel Centrum Fijnhout, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2017). Both in 2014 and 2015 he won The Best Dutch Book Designs for two of his publications.