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 (analogue/digital) and photography in the vein of documentary 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 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 black body, 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.

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

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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