b. 1993, Lagos, Nigeria

Lives and works in London, UK

Alexander Ikhide is a multidisciplinary visual artist working in photography, collage (analogue/digital), painting and drawing, exploring ideas of the body as well as a merging of photography and painting to produce mixed media works on paper. Through a method of gestural abstraction and mark making with paint, reminiscent of abstract expressionism. The tensions that arise between photography and painting as both distinct forms of representation in art become blurred and indistinguishable. By disrupting an expectant representation of the figurative in his work, and instead opting for a more investigative narrative into an interiority that is fundamentally human and of shared experience, tapping into the subconscious and conscious drives that are both visceral and intuitive in nature to explore new forms and approaches to image making.


EDUCATION

2022   MA Photography, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2014   BA (Hons) Contemporary Art & Professional Studies, Bath Spa University, Bath, UK


EXHIBITIONS

2021   KingDom, Arts Hub Studios, London, UK

2018  Afropunk x 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning Zine Launch Exhibition, London, UK

2017  MY AFRICA, AACDD (African and Afro Caribbean Design Diaspora) Showcase, Millennium Point, Birmingham, UK

2017  Diaspora Dialogue, Winn’s Gallery, London, UK

2017  Unhinged: Ain’t I Beautiful? III, Project Mission Gallery, London, UK

2017  People of Colour : Colouring, Forty Seven Ldn Gallery, London, UK

2014  Past, Present, Future, AACDD (African and Afro Caribbean Design Diaspora) Festival, London Design Festival, Oxo Tower, London, UK

2014  The Lonely Londoners: Keep the water Coloured, Trispace Gallery, London, UK

2013  Moving on, AACDD (African and Afro Caribbean Design Diaspora) Festival, London Design Festival, Oxo Tower, London, UK

2013  BS1 Open Arts Trail, The Station (Creative Youth Network) Gallery Space, Bristol, UK

2013  13 Baker’s Dozen, Centrespace Gallery, Bristol, UK


AWARDS

2021   Imperial College EDI Portrait Prize


COMMISSIONS

2021    Black Britain : Writing Back, Penguin Books UK, Cover Art Commission

2020   Kensington and Chelsea Art Week (KCAW) x High Street Windows, Window Installation

2018   AFROPUNK x 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning : People – Art – Resistance Zine Commission


PUBLICATIONS

2021    Musée Magazine, Issue No.25 - Curation, New York, United States

2020  Portrait of Humanity Vol 2 , Hoxton Mini Press, London, UK

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