b. 1993, Lagos, Nigeria

Lives and works in London, UK

Alexander Ikhide is a multidisciplinary visual artist working in a range of media, primarily collage/mixed media and drawing, then further experimenting with the use of digital/graphic image and text in his work and recently photography in the vein of documentary style portraiture to interrogate issues of representation, identity, history, gender and race. Examining the political, social, historical and cultural ideologies of African diasporic traditions in a post-colonial age and drawing upon surrealist aesthetic sensibilities of the post modern and contemporary that inform his stylistic approach to his art practice, Utilising materials that draw from a myriad of sources whether tangible or intangible/found or archived, but primarily photographic, to be repurposed as parts of a whole in creating compositions. The figure or the image of the figure is a central theme of his works as a signifier for the 'other', as both the personal and political simultaneously serve as a point of departure and arrival upon which the foundation to his ideas stem from and is explored expansively in his practice.


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

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


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