Alexandre Singh

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ALEXANDRE SINGH

Born in Bordeaux, France, in 1980
Lives and works in New York, USA

EDUCATION

2006
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, ME

2003-2005
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

1998-2001
Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford University, UK

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016
The School for Objects Criticized, Sprueth Magers, Berlin, GE

2014
The Chorus, Galerie Art : Concept, Paris, FR
The Humans, Sprueth Magers, London, UK

2013
Metro Pictures, New York
Assembly Instructions: The Pledge, Curated by Claire Gilman, The Drawing Center, New York

2012
Assembly Instruction, II\ NKV  The Nassauische Kunstverein Wiesbaden, with friendly support by  Institut Français, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden, Germany
The Humans, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2011
Assembly Instruction: The Pledge, Monitor Gallery, Rome, Italy
Assembly Instruction: The Pledge, art:concept, Paris, France
Assembly Instruction: The Pledge, Spruth Magers, Berlin, Germany
The Dialogues of the Objects, Art Basel 42: Statements, Basel
La Critique de l’Ecole des Objets, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

2009

3 Lectures + 1 Story = 4 Evenings: Performa Biennial 09, White Columns, New York, NY
Assembly Instructions (Tangential Logick), Harris Lieberman Gallery, New York, NY

2008
Assembly Instructions, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Marque of the Third Stripe, Monitor Gallery, Rome, ITALY
Hello Meth Lab in the Sun, Alexandre Singh & Justin Lowe & Jonah Freeman in collaboration,
Ballroom, Marfa, TX
UNCLEHEAD, Alexandre Singh & Rita Sobral Campos in collaboration, Museu da Electricidade, Lisbon, PORTUGAL

2007
The Marque of the Third Stripe, White Room, White Columns, New York, NY

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015
The Bottom Line, Museum S.M.A.C.K., Gent, BE
And the soft ground in the garden was also a constellation, curated by Angels Miralda, Lychee One Gallery, London, UK
Triennal of Contemporary Prints 2015, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Le Locle, France
Beauty Codes (oreder/disorder/chaos), Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, IT
Storylines: Contemporary Art, Solomon R. Guggheneim Museum, New York

2014
Shit and Die, Palazzo Cavour, Torino, IT
Honey, I rearranged the collection!, Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, RUSSIA
Notes from the Field, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
La Parte animal, Sophie Scheidecker Gallery, Paris, FR
Une brève histoire de l’avenir, Palais de Tokyo-Musée du Louvre, Paris, FR
Giving Contours to shadows, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany
Invisible Hand: curating as gesture, The Central Academy of Fine Art Museum Biennale, Bejing, China

2013
Zeichen. Sprache. Bilder – Schrift in der Kunst seit den 1960er Jahren, Stadische Galerie, Karlsruhe, Germany
Despite our differences, Fondation Hippocrène, Paris, FR
Black Sun, Devi Foundation, New Dehli, India
La Tyrannie des Objets, Galerie des Galeries, Paris, France
Pataphysics, A Theoretical Exhibition, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, US
Entre temps…Brusquement, et ensuite, 12th Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France
La vie matérielle, Fondation d’Enterprise Ricard (Prix Ricard), Paris, France
Centre d’Art La Panera, Lleida, Spain
Projections, Musée de l’Abbaye Sainte Croix, Sables d’Olonne, FR
L’origine des choses (The causes of things), La Centrale – Brussels
Sie brauchten die Worten fast so Wie der Zugfuhrer seinen Signalstab oder seine Laterne, Note on, Berlin, Germany
The Booklovers, Elizabeth Foundation, New York, USA

2012
LOST (in LA) – an art exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park
“Passations”, in conversation with Alfredo Arias, BnF | Paris
Diagrams, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Germany
Now’s the Time: Recent Acquisitions, Guggenheim | NY
Bucharest Biennale 5, Bucharest, Romania
Oh, you mean cellophane and all that crap, Calder Foundation, New York, NY
Weighted Words, Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK
Cultural Production, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
Crime is on Both Sides, Galeria Stereo, Poznan, Poland
Cultural Production, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

2011
Fig.1: the Encyclopedia of Fictional Artists+the Addition, David Roberts art Foundation Fitzrovia, London, UK
En Casa, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain
Notes and Projects: a Journal and Exhibition, Hollybush Gardens, London, UK
The Third Sculpture, Straat van Sculpturen, Amsterdam, NETHERLAND

2010
Free, New Museum, New York, NY
Limoncello Gallery, London, UK
Manifesta 8, European Biennial for Contemporary Art, Region of Murcia, SPAIN
Dynasty, Palais de Tokyo & Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, FRANCE
Knight’s Move, Sculpture Center, New York, NY
Seven Little Mistakes, Marino Marini Musuem, Florence, ITALY
Arrivals and Departures_Europe, Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona, ITALY
Fax Para/Site Art Space, HONG KONG
Fax, Plug In ICA, Winnipeg, CANADA
Fax, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

2009
100 Years (version #2), PS1-MoMA, Queens, NY
Fax, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD
NO SOUL FOR SALE, Rhizome at the New Museum, X-Initiative, NY
The Columns held Us Up, the invited (cordially uninvited), Artists Space, New York, NY
À corps et à textes, La Galerie, Noisy-le-sec, Paris, FRANCE
Unaddressed Circumventions: Folds from a Failed Suicide, Golden Grasshopper, New York, NY
Breathless, Vienna Market Hall, Vienna, AUSTRIA
Exhibition, 211 Elizabeth St, New York, NY
Just in the Dark, Archeaological site Mercati de Traiano, Rome, ITALY
Fax, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
Whose Territorial Imperative?, The Guild, New York, NY

2008
Of This Tale I Cannot Guarantee A Single Word, Curating Contemporary Art Degree Show, The Royal College of Art, London, UK
Cut The Cord! From Up Here Everything Makes Sense!, Okay Mountain, Austin, TX
art cannot be untaught, La Rada, Locarno, SWITZERLAND
a new high in getting low II, John Connelly Presents, New York, NY

2007
a new high in getting low, artnews projects, Berlin, GERMANY
Inaugural Group Show, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, NY
The Singer Sucks, But The Band…Finding The Good In An Otherwise Dismal World, SUNDAY, New York, NY
EAST International 17, Norwich Gallery, Norwich, UK
9 or 10 works that I used to like…, Monitor Gallery, Rome, ITALY
The First Antechamber, Projects Arts Center, Dublin, IRELAND
Temporary Measures, Associates, London UK
Artists Self Portraits as Porn-stars, Zing Magazine, Circus of Books, LA, CA

2006
’25X’25 Cereal Art Project Room, Philadelphia, PA
Alexandre Singh & Goody B Wiseman, Second Gallery, Boston, MA
Benefit Show, White Columns, New York, NY
Slow Burn, Galerie Edward Mitterand, Geneva, SWITZERLAND

2005
Open Walls, White Columns, New York, NY
If You’re Feeling Sinister, Alona Kagan, NY
Justin Lowe – On the Beach, Printed Matter, New York, NY
The Best: SVA MFA Thesis Show, Visual Arts Gallery, NY
Paper Deviations, The Proposition, New York, NY
Tom Brauer & Alexandre Singh, Capsule Gallery, New York, NY

2004
Romantic Detachment, PS1-MoMA, Queens, NY
New American Talent 19, Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin, TX, Texas A&M University, TX
Phillip: Divided by Lightning, Deitch Projects, Brooklyn, NY; with John Connelly Presents

2001
An Elephant Station, Vilma Gold, London, UK
Ruskin Degree Show, Oxford University, Oxford, UK


THEATRE PLAYS

2015
The Humans, Kino der Kunst, Munich, Germany
The Humans, VIDEONALE, Forum of Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany

2014
The Humans, Festival d’Avignon, France
The Humans, Sprueth Magers, London, UK

2013
The Humans, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY (as part of PERFORMA BIENNAL 2013)
The Humans, Schouwburg Theatre, Rotterdam, NL ( as part of De Keuze Festival 2013)

PERFORMANCES

2012
Assembly Instructions (Emotional Pornograhy), I proclaim, you proclaim, we proclaim, Stroom den Hague, Hague, NL
Alexandre Singh & Liesbeth Levy, Autor de Woody Allen, La Nuit Blanche, Paris, FR
Assembly Instructions (Emotional Pornography), 40 ans de Art Press, Bordeaux, FR

2011
The Alkahest (part 1), la Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain
The Alkahest (part 1), Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway
The Alkahest (part 1), Spruth Magers, berlin, Germany

2010
Assembly Instructions Lecture, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Alkahest (part 1), Kunstverein, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Assembly Instructions Lecture (IKEA, Manzoni, Klein et al.), Johann Koenig Gallery, Berlin, Germany
The Alkahest, Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, London, UK
Assembly Instructions (Tangential Logick, Tangential Magick), Manifesta 8, European Biennial for Contemporary Art, Region of Murcia, SPAIN
Assembly Instructions (IKEA, Manzoni, Klein et al.) Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FRANCE
Martin Kersels:Whitney Biennial, The Restored Symmetry (The Game Show), Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (Alexandre Singh & Alex Cecchetti in collaboration)
The Alkahest, Marino Marini Musuem, Florence, ITALY

2009
3 Lectures + 1 Story = 4 Evenings: Performa Biennial 09, White Columns, New York, NY
Pierre Huyghe, Reto Pulfer, Alexandre Singh, Jack Strange, Ian Wilson. An Evening of Performances, David Roberts Art Foundation, London, UK
The Columns held Us Up, The Invited (Cordially Uninvited), Artists Space, New York, NY
Arts Writing Symposia Day 1: Who is this who is coming? Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
À corps et à textes, La Galerie, Noisy-le-sec, Paris, FRANCE
Performances@Renwick, Renwick Gallery, New York, NY

2008
Nada Art Fair, Miami, FL
Assembly Instructions, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2006
Preromanbritain, M12, Berlin, GERMANY (as Preromanbritain)
Wayward Canon16 – Lisa Kirk’s Greatest Hits, London UK (as Preromanbritain)
Coloring Book, An Interactive Project, PS-1 MoMa, Queens, NY (as Preromanbritain)

2004
Romantic Detachment, PS1 MoMA, Queens, NY
Das Gold Party, Tung Wah Noodle Factory, Brooklyn, NY

CONTRIBUTIONS & PUBLICATIONS

2012
XOXO The Mag, Issue 020, March 2012, Istanbul, Turkey

2011
The Pledge (Alexandre Singh), Palais Magazine, Issue n.14, Paris, France
Pylone, Paris, France
The Dialogues of the Objects I-V (Alexandre Singh), booklet, Art BAsel 42, Statements, Basel, Switzerland
On View, Worldwide, for the Month of…, Kunstverein US, New York, NY
The School for Objects Criticized (Alexandre Singh), booklet, Hollybush Gardens, London, UK

2010
Cabinet Magazine, 10th Anniversary Issue, December 2010, Brooklyn, NY
Cover, Art:Review magazine, The Power 100 issue, November 2010, london, UK
Encyclopedia of Fictional Artists+The Addition, JRP Ringier, Zurich, Switzerland
Reasons to be Cheerful!, Frieze, issue 131, May 2010, London, UK
PALAIS/ magazine 12, Dynasty, Summer 2010, Paris, France
INPUT Journal, Second Iteration, March 2010, New York, NY
Assembly Instructions (IKEA, Manzoni, Klein et al.) [transparencies], Assembly Instructions (IKEA, Manzoni, Klein et al.) [lecture notes], Art Lies, Issue 64, January 2010, Houston, TX

2009
Hello Methlab in the Sun (Jonah Freeman, Justin Lowe, Alexandre Singh), Liam Gillick, Alison de Lima Greene, David Hollander, Raimundas Malasauskas. Ballroom Marfa, TX
The UNREADy Magazine, (with Alex Ceccheti), FRANCE, (edited by Alex Ceccheti)

2008
The Marque of the Third Stripe, Preromanbritain, NY & Monitor Gallery, ITALY
Saluti da Roma, Manifesta 7, Rome, ITALY, (edited by Nero magazine)
A Fine Red Line – A Curatorial Miscellany, IM Press, UK
The Happy Hypocrite, inaugural issue – Linguistic Hardcore, Bookworks, UK, (edited by Maria Fusco)

GRANTS

Winner of the Meurice Prize for the Contemporary Art, 2012/2013 Paris, Fifth Edition.
Rema Hort Mann Visual Grant, New York, NY, 2009
Arts Council of England Grant, East International, Norwich Art Gallery, Norwich, UK, 2007

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2012
Grau, Donatien. The Shape of Archaelogy, Oxford Art Journal, 10.1093/oxartj/kcs011, May 2012
Sherwin, Skye. Artist of the week 187: Alexandre Singh, The Guardian, 26 April 2012
Sumpter, Helen. Word Up!, ‘Weighted Words’, Time Out London, March 22-28 April
Casavecchia, Barbara. Alexandre Singh, Monitor, Frieze, Issue 146, April
Sienkiewick, Karol. ‘Crime is on Both Sides’, art agenda, March 2012
Bak, Jakub. Crime is on both sides, w galeri stereo, dwutygodnik.com, February 2012
Pigeat, Anael. Alexandre Singh: De la Mémoire du monde, art press Isssue 386, February 2012

2011
Davies, Lilian. Reviews: Alexandre Singh, Art:concept, Artforum, December 2011
Herbert, Martin. Alexandre Singh, Art Review, Issue 55, December 2011
Ravini, Sinziana. Alexandre Singh Galerie Art:concept, Technikart, November 2011
Pancotto, Pier Paolo. Singh, la creatività con ogni mezzo, Il Messaggero, 14 Novembre
Bonnet, Frédéric. Alexandre Singh:”J’aime créer une nouvelle réalité”, Le Journal des Arts, 21 October
Smilek, Alexandra. Alexandre Singh Assembly Instructions: The Pledge, paris-art.com, September
van der Lint, Roos. Alexandre Singh, Kunstbleed, Issue N.9, September
Jhaveri, Shanay. ArtAsiaPacific, September-October 2011
Pigeat, Anael. Alexandre Singh, Palais de Tokyo, art press Isssue N. 380, July-August 2011
Papaclimitzou, regina. Alexandre Singh: The School for Objects Criticised, Aesthetica MAgazine, Issue N.41, June-July
van Winden, Jesse. Alexandre Singh in PAris, Metropolos M, metropolism.com/reviews/alexandre-singh-in-paris/ June 2011
Walleston, Aimee. Alexandre Singh, The Last Magazine, Issue N.06, Spring 2011
Tan, Lumi. Free, Frieze, Issue 137, March 2011
Wieder, Axel John. Alexandre Singh bei Spruth Magers, Berliner Zeitung, 25th January 2011
Vogel, Wendy. Free, might be good, fluentcollab.org/mbg/index.php/reviews/review/160/307
Thorne, Sam. Manifesta 8, Frieze, Issue 136, January-February 2011

2010
Rehberg, Vivian. Frieze, issue 135, November-December 2010
Tedone, Gaia. Free, this is tomorrow, http://www.thisistomorrow.info/viewArticle.aspx?artId=552
Heinrich, Will. Art in the Age of Information Saturation, The New York Observer, November 22nd, 2010
Rosenberg, Karen. A Show Is All Cyber, Some of the Time, The New York Times, October 22nd, 2010
Beck, Graham. Knight’s Move, Frieze, Issue 133, September 2010
Obrist, Hans Ulrich. Alexandre Singh, Dü Magazine, June 2010
Edwards, Jeff. Performa 2009, artpulsemagazine.com/performa-2009/
Honoré, Vincent. Canadian Art Magazine, Spring Issue, 2010
Tikhonova, Yulia. Alexandre Singh, Flash Art, March-April 2010

2009
O’Donnell, Natalie. Postcard from London, Art Vehicle, www.artvehicle.com/postcard/42
Momus, 800 Words with Alexandre Singh, Art in America.com, www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-opinion/conversations/2009-12-02/alexandre-singh/ December 2009
Donovan, Thom. PERFORMA09—WEEK 2 ROUND-UP, bombsite.powweb.com/?p=6153
Droitcour, Brian. Illuminated Manuscripts: Alexandre Singh’s “Assembly Instructions”
rhizome.org/editorial/3045
Alexandre Singh: Assembly Instructions (Ikea, Manzon, Klein, et al.), Art Lies, Issue 64, Winter 2009
Top 100 Emerging Artists, Flash Art n.268, October 2009
Frieze Art Fair Yearbook 2009-10, Frieze, 2009
Ribas, João. Fax, The Drawing Center/ Independent Curators International, 2009
Bilsborough, Michael. Alexandre Singh schoolofvisualarts.edu/ce/blog/?p=386 July 2009
Fassi, Luigi. Alexandre Singh, Mousse Magazine, Issue 20 Sep-Oct 2009
Cornell, Lauren & Gioni, Massimiliano & Hoptman, Laura. Younger than Jesus: Artist Directory, Phaidon, 2009
Mclean-Ferris, Laura. Alexandre Singh, Artist in Residence, artreview.com/profiles/blog/show?id=1474022%3ABlogPost%3A728921, April 2009
Dubois-Ziai, Yasmine. Alexandre Singh, Apartamento, Spring/Summer 2009
Cagol, Stefano Collicelli. What words don’t say, DOMUS, January 2009
Del Vecchio, Gigiotto. Looking Back – Emerging Artists, Frieze, issue 120, Jan-Feb 2009

2008
Helms, Adam. Hello Meth Lab in the Sun, Artforum, December 2008
Kunath, Bessie. Alexandre Singh: Assembly Instructions, Shotgun Review, shotgun-review.com
Moss, Ceci. Rhizome at the New Museum, rhizome.org/editorial/2100, November 2008
Ritchie, Andy. The Solitary Orange, ArtSlant, artslant.com/sf/articles/show/2940, November 2008
Schwendener, Martha. Hello Meth Lab in the Sun, Artforum, September 2008
Sonnenborn, Katie. Hello Meth Lab in the Sun, Frieze, issue 117, September 2008
Hello Meth Lab in the Sun, Art Lies, issue 59, Fall 2008
Babcock, Jay. Hello Meth Lab in the Sun, Arthur Magazine, issue 31, September 2008
Barreca, Laura. Alexandre Singh, Flash Art Italia, June-July 2008
Bovino, Emily Verla. Alexandre Singh, Critics’ Picks, Artforum.com, May 2008
Sneed, Gillian. Unclehead at Museu EDP, NY Arts Magazine, May to June 2008
Herbert, Martin. Looking Back – Emerging Artists, Frieze, issue 112, January 2008

2007
Pearson, Tony. East International, Modern Painters, p96-97, November 2007
Herbert, Martin. East International 2007, Art Monthly, No. 309, p24-25, September 2007
Coburn, Tyler. Artist Alexandre Singh and the Adidas Story, tomorrowunlimited.com/notes/2007/jun/13/singh-and-adidas/, July 2007
Balla, Christopher. Alexandre Singh: White Room, fluentcollab.org/mbg/, July 2007
Stott, Tim. The First Antechamber, Circa Magazine, Summer 2007
Clancy, Luke. Reviews, The First Antechamber, Art Review, Issue 12, June 2007

2006
McQuaid, Kate. Installment Plan, The Boston Globe, April 6, 2006

2005
Smith, Roberta. Even a Little Space Can Hold an Abundance of Ideas, The New York Times, November 25, 2005