b. 1992

 

London, UK

 

Working primarily with photography, and the notion of deconstructing virtual spaces, Alexander Burgess’ practice explores the relationship between the role that photography takes in understanding the virtual worlds manufactured by autonomous systems. His works appropriate small fragments of these digital surfaces, mainly automated digital mapping, through screenshots and screen capturing, and examine the shift of medium from photographic, to the inevitable fabrication of the surface through processes of averaging, cloning and repetition.

 

Since graduating from Camberwell College of Art, in 2014, Alexander lives and works in London exhibiting in various group shows including Fresh Faced + Wild Eyed at The Photographers’ Gallery, and The Open West, along with showing, constructing and curating solo shows. In 2015 he completed the LIFE BOAT residency forming the basis of his current practice.

 

 

 

Selected Exhibitions

 

2017 | Oxymoron/Oksýmoron, Treviso, Italy

 

2016 | Fotopub, Novo Mesto, Slovenia

 

2016 | On Landscape #3, Chard, Dorset

 

2016 | Peckham 24, Copeland Park, London

 

2015 | The Red Files, Schwartz Gallery, London

 

2015 | Fresh Faced + Wild Eyed 2015, The Photographers Gallery, London

 

2015 | Art15, Olympia, Kensington, London

 

2015 | The Open West, The Wilson Centre, Cheltenham

 

2015 | Guest Room: Bruno Creschel, Der Greif, Online

 

2014 | Creative Outlet, 272 High Holborn Showroom, London

 

2014 | Camberwell Graduate Show, Camberwell College of Arts, London

 

2014 | On Landscape #1, Guest Projects Space, London

 

2013 | Liminal, The Bear, London

 

2012 | Vault, Shoreditch Town Hall, London

 

 

Education

 

2014 | 1:1 BA (Hons) Photography at Camberwell College of Art, UAL

 

2011 | Foundation Diploma in Fine Art and Design at Hereford College of Arts

 

 

Residencies

 

2014-2015 | LIFE BOAT Studio Residency (Sponsored by Artquest, UAL and ACAVA), London

 

 

Collections

 

2014 | UAL Collection, High Holborn, London

 

2014 | Chris Wainwright, CCW Collection, London

 

 

Awards

 

2014 | BA Photography Technical Achievement Award

 

2014 | Camberwell Press Book Prize, Nominated