b. 1993, Lagos, Nigeria

Lives and works in London, UK

Alexander Ikhide is a multidisciplinary visual artist working in collage (analogue/digital), drawing/painting and photography to interrogate issues of representation, identity, history, sexuality, gender and race. With a focus on black male identity in relation to queerness, through deconstructing and re-examining notions of black masculinity and masculine performance subjectively as well as engaging with an art historical context of various queer practitioners who also explore the discourse of gender, race and sexuality in their practice. Understanding that the personal and political simultaneously serves as a point of departure and arrival upon which the foundation to his ideas stem from and is explored expansively in his practice, both being inseparable and interchangeable.

He is currently undergoing postgraduate study in MA Photography at Royal College of Art, London. 

EDUCATION

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

2013  FDA 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 2013, 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


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

2020  Portrait of Humanity Vol 2 , Published by Hoxton Mini Press

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