ALEX MORRISON

Currently lives and works in Brussels

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
White Columns booth at Independent Brussels
-Levy Delval Gallery, Brussels
2016
-Komplot, Brussels
-Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto
-La Plage, Paris
2015
-Mélange, Cologne, Germany
-Burnaby Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
-Simon Fraser University Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2013
-Natalia Hug Gallery, Cologne
2012
-OG2 at Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
2011
-Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
2010
-Artspeak, Making Beer More Expensive, Vancouver, British Columbia
-Every Letter in the Alphabet, Vancouver, British Columbia
2009
-CSA space, Vancouver
2007
-Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Is Freedom Academic? , Vancouver, British Columbia
-Galerie Ritter&Staiff, Frankfurt, Germany
2005
-Büro Friedrich, Berlin, Germany
2004
-Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
-Henry Art Gallery, Alex Morrison, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
-Contemporary Art Gallery, Free Room, Vancouver, British Columbia
2003
-Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Housewrecker, Vancouver, British Columbia
-Frankfurt Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
2000
-Mercer Union Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1999
-Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
-Hybrid Objects, L'inconnue, Montreal
-Trusses, Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo, Canada
-Catherine Vertige Collection, The Société, Brussels, curated by Sonia Dermience (upcoming)
-Objectional Practices, Central Art Garage, Ottawa, Canada
-Cut The World Until It Fits On The Back Of Your Hand, Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto
2015
-Drawing je t'aime, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Stopping The Sun In It's Course, François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles curated by Jesse Mckee
Poetics of Space, Vancouver Art Gallery (21.01.2014 - 24.05.2015 )
2014
Blue Times, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria curated by Nicolaus Schafhausen and Amira Gad
Be Mysterious, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Center, Banff, Canada curated by Jesse Mckee
2013
-Ein ahnungsloser Traum vom Park, Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany
2012
-Material Information, curated by Juan Gaitán, Museum Industrie, Bergen, Norway
-Through A Glass, Darkly, Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada
2011
-Melanchotopia, Witte de With, curated by Fabian Schoeneich, Anne-Claire Schmitz and Nicolaus Schafhausen, Rotterdam
-Domestic Lives:Works from the Permanent Collection, Surrey Art Gallery, Canada
-Cul de Sac, Varley Art Gallery, Markham, Ontario
2010
-Contemporary Art Gallery, Following a Line, Vancouver, British Columbia
-National Gallery of Canada, It Is What It Is, Ottawa, Ontario
-17th Sydney Biennale, Sydney, Australia, curated by David Elliot
2009
-Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Cubes, Blocks and Other Spaces, Montreal, Quebec
-Trinity Square Video, Bred In At Least Modest Comfort, curated by Jean-Paul Kelly, Toronto, Ontario
-Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Loaded, Vancouver
-Hannover Kunstverein, Getting Even / Oppositions + Dialogues in Contemporary Art, curated by Matt Packer, Hannover, Germany
2008
-Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Getting Even / Oppositions + Dialogues in Contemporary Art, curated by Matt Packer, Cork, Ireland
-Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, eXponential Future, curated by Scott Watson and Juan Gaitán, Vancouver, British Columbia
-Burnaby Art Gallery, Our Changing Landscape: Perspectives on and Interpretations of British Columbia (series III), Burnaby, British Columbia
-Art Gallery of Alberta, Generation, curated by Catherine Crowston, Edmonton, Alberta
2007
-European Kunsthalle, Modelle für Morgen: Köln, curated by Vanessa-Joan Müller, Julia Höner and Nicolaus Schafhausen, Köln, Germany
2006
-Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Canada Dreaming (Desires And Ideas For The Future By Artists Of The Biggest Country In America), Wolfsburg, Germany
-The Open Eye Club, Totally P.C., Glasgow International, Glasgow, Scotland
-Royal College of Art, Again for Tomorrow, London, UK
-Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Die Jugend von heute/Youth of Today, Frankfurt, Germany
-Kunsthaus Kaufbeuren, Unheimlich Jung, Kaufbeuren, Germany
-Catriona Jeffries, 274 East 1st, Vancouver, British Columbia
-Witte de With, Street: Behind the Cliché, curated by Renske Janssen and Nicolaus Schafhausen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2005
-Champion Fine Art: 2003-2005, Art 2102, Los Angeles, California
-Edmonton Art Gallery, Re: Building the World, Edmonton, Alberta
-Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Curb Appeal, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
-White Columns,Post No Bills, New York, New York curated by Matthew Higgs
-Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Mix With Care, Vancouver, British Columbia
-Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Projections, Montréal, Québec
-Städtische Galerie Waldkraiburg,Unheimlich Jung, Waldkraiburg, Germany
-Kunsthaus Kaufbeuren, Unheimlich Jung, Kaufbeuren, Germany
2004
- Boys keep swinging, curated by Mai-thu Perret, Champion Fine Art, New York, New York
-Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, I feel mysterious today, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, Florida
2003
-Aspex, Homemade, Portsmouth, UK
-Vancouver Art Gallery, Drawing the World: Masters to Hipsters, Vancouver, British Columbia
-Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Making Space, curated by November Paynter, Beyoglu, Istanbul
-Platform Gallery, Group of Seven, London, England
2002
-Nylon Gallery, Geometers, curated by Simon Morrissey, London, UK
-Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Das Spyder Män, curated by Irene Tsatsos, Los Angeles, California
-Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Signage, Vancouver, British Columbia
-Contemporary Art Gallery, Satan Oscillate My Metallic Sonatas, curated by Reid Shier, Vancouver, British Columbia
2001
-Tracy Lawrence Gallery, A Drawing Show, Vancouver, British Columbia
-Charles H. Scott Gallery, Surround, Vancouver, British Columbia
-Kabinett Gallerie, Mobile Homes, Bern, Switzerland
-John Hansard Gallery, Liminal/ Minimal/ Nominal.Architectural Traces, Southampton, UK
-Vancouver Art Gallery, These Days, Vancouver, British Columbia
2000
-National Gallery Library, Proposals from Halifax, Ottawa, Canada
-Christopher Cutts Gallery, Serial Killers, Toronto, Ontario
-Platform Gallery, Serial Killers, London, UK
-Henry Moore Institute, Belvedere, curated by Penelope Curtis, Leeds, UK 1999
-Platform Gallery, From Memory, London, UK

MONOGRAPHS
2005
-Lars Bang Larsen and Jeff Derksen, Alex Morrison: Giving the Story a Treatment, Lukas & Sternberg, New York

BOOKS AND EXHIBITION CATALOGUES

2008
Juan A. Gaitàn, Monika Szewczyk and Scott Watson Exponential Future, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver
Anthony Kiendl, ‘Informal Architectures: Space in Contemporary Culture,’ Informal Architectures: Space in Contemporary Culture, Black Dog Publishing , London: 829
Jerry Zaslove, ‘Silence, Counterfeit and Aesthetic Act in Alex Morrison’s Vision of ‘Academic Freedom as Academic’ – Installations of the Phantoms of a Utopian Will,’ Anthology of Exhibition Essays 2006/2007, CJ Press, Vancouver
2006
Max Hollein and Matthias Ulrich (eds.), Die Jugend von heute/Youth of Today, Verlag de Buchhandlung Walther Koenig, Cologne
Anne Low, ‘Alex Morrison’, Again for Tomorrow, Royal College of Art, London, UK
Germaine Koh, ‘Prototype,’ Prototype: Contemporary Art from Joe Friday’s Collection, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa
2005
Dominic Molon, ‘Mysteriously Yours…’, I Feel Mysterious Today, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, 2005
Roy Arden, et al. Real Pictures: Photographs from the collection of Claudia Beck and Andrew Gruft, Vancouver Art Gallery
2003
Daina Augaitis, For the Record: Drawing Contemporary Life, Vancouver Art Gallery
Anthony Kiendl, Godzilla vs. Skateboarders, Skateboarding as a Critique of Social Spaces. Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, 2003
2001
Roy Exley, Liminal, Minimal, Nominal, John Hansard Gallery/Gallery Westland Place, UK


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY


2015
-Jacquelyn Ross, 'Alex Morrison' Art Forum critic's pick
2013
-Janssen Renske "My House Is My World" Frieze online
2012
-Rosales, Esperanza “Melanchotopia” Frieze, January/February 2012: 145-146
- Petra Halkes “Melanchotpia” C Magazine, Spring 2012
2009
-Connolly, Maeve “Getting Even: Oppositions + Dialogues in Contemporary Art”, Art Monthly, February 09, No. 323
2008
-Gaitàn, Juan A. “By the End of this Decade.” Exponential Future. Vancouver: Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, 2008: 16–22.
-Kiendl, Anthony. “Informal Architectures: Space in Contemporary Culture.” Informal Architectures: Space in Contemporary Culture.
London: Black Dog Publishing, 2008: 8–29.
-Szewczyk, Monica. “Open Letter December 2007.”Exponential Future. Vancouver: Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, 2008: 23–33.
-Watson, Scott. “Exponential Future.” Exponential Future. Vancouver: Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, 2008: 6–15.
-Zaslove, Jerry. “Silence, Counterfeit and Aesthetic Act in Alex Morrison’s Vision of ‘Academic Freedom as Academic’ – Installations of the Phantoms of a Utopian Will.”
Anthology of Exhibition Essays 2006/2007, CJ Press, Vancouver, British Columbia, 2008: 95–111.
2007
-Lorch, Catrin. “Models for Tomorrow,” frieze June-July-August 2007, p. 258. January 11, 2003
2006
-Burnham, Clint, “Artworks challenge and intrigue,” The Vancouver Sun, Saturday, June 3, 2006
-“Canada Dreaming” Fish, Marz, 2006
-“Canada Dreaming”: eine neue Ausstellung im Kunstverein,” Wolfsburger Kurier, Sonntag, 5 Marz 2006
-Dault, Julia. “A Room of One’s Own,” The National Post, Thursday, June 15, 2006. B6
-Hastings, Sascha. “Postmark Berlin.” Canadian Art, Spring 2006, p. 62-67.
-Karweik, Hans-Adelbert. “Kanadische Träume in Wolfsburg,” Braunschweiger Zeitung. Freitag, 7 April 2006.
-Koh, Germaine. “Prototype,” Prototype: Contemporary Art from Joe Friday’s Collection, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, 2006. 25-44.
-Low, Anne. “Alex Morrison.” Again for Tomorrow, Royal College of Art, London, 2006. p. 37.
2005
-Harris, Michael. “Mix with care.” Canadian Art, Winter 2005. p. 103-3
-Molon, Dominic. “Mysteriously Yours ”, I Feel Mysterious Today, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, 2005
-Nielsen, Henrikke. “Alex Morrison; Buro Friedrich”, Flash Art, Vol. XXXVIII, No.243, July-September 2005, p.130
-Wallace, Ian. “The Frontier of the Avant-Garde”, Intertidal: Vancouver Art and Artists. Muhka, Antwerp and Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, 2005. 51-62.
2004
-Heather, Rosemary. “Skateboard Modernism”, Canadian Art, Winter 2004, Vol.21. No. 4, p.42-47
-Rieber, Christopher J. “Alex Morrison: Every House I’ve Ever Lived In ” artdish, Wednesday August 25, 2004. 2003
-Augaitis, Daina. “For the Record: Drawing Contemporary Life”, For the Record: Drawing Contemporary Life, exhibition catalogue, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, 2003
-Huester, Wiebke. “Da ist die junge Kunst, die sich der Natur zuwendet”, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 4 Oct, 2003
-Hierholzer, Michael. “Mit dem Skateboard durch die Wohnung”, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 12 October, 2003
-Scott, Michael. “Following the Lines”, Vancouver Sun, June 26 – July 3, 2003
2002
-Buck, Luisa. “London, Contemporary gallery shows”, The Art Newspaper, No. 122, February 2002
-Burnham, Clint. "Cat Fries", exhibition essay, Signage, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, 2002
-Currah, Mark. “Geometers”, Time Out, p. 48, January 23-30, 2002
-Kitamura, Katie. “Geometers”, Contemporary, March 2002 (photo)
-Meyers, Holly. “Turning Impulses into Works of Art”, Los Angeles Times, August 16, 2002
-Pence, Elizabeth. “Das Spyder-Man’ at LACE” Artweek, October 2002
2001
-Milroy, Sarah. “Masters of the Art”, The Globe and Mail, Saturday, December 1, 2001
-Roy, Marina. “These Days”, Last Call, Fall 2001(photo)
-Schlup, Murielle. “Mobile Home als Lebensstil”, Berner Woche , # 160, July 18 2001
-Turner, Michael. “These Days”, Art/Text, #75, November 2001-January 2002
2000
-Diviney, David. Space Invaders, exhibition companion, Mercer Union, July 2000
-Hirschmann, Thomas. “Mercer Union/ Alex Morrison”, National Post, July 29 2000
-Meir, Franziska. “Konzeptionelle Kunst im Kabinett”, Zuger Presse, 6 Dec 2000
-Robertson, Mitch. “Toronto Review”, Log Illustrated, New Zealand, Winter 2000
-Schultz, Deborah. “Belvedere”, Art Monthly, April 2000, issue 235(photo)
-Taylor, John Russell. “ The Big Show-Belvedere”, Times. ‘Metro’, 5-11 Feb 2000
1999
-Fulcher, Dawn. “Previews: From Memory”, Contemporary Visual Arts, issue 23, Summer 1999
-Kent, Sarah. “From Memory”, Time Out: London's Living Guide, July 21-28 1999 no. 1509(photo)

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

National Gallery of Canada
Art Gallery of Ontario
Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
Vancouver Art Gallery
Burnaby Art Gallery
Art Gallery of Surrey, Canada
Helen Belkin Gallery, Vancouver
Zabludowicz Collection, London
Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf
Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany


EDUCATION

Victoria College of Art and Design
Ontario College of Art and Design
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
Klasse Lucy Mckenzie, Kunst Akademie, Düsseldorf

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