alex lawler


Born 1981, Milan, Italy
Lives and Works in London
Nationality British / Australian

Co-founder of
Bell Street Project Space
Glockengasse 22
A 1020 Vienna

2011 Masters of Fine Art,
Goldsmiths College, University of London
2009 Heimo Zobernig Class
Academy of Fine Art, Vienna
2008 Masters of Visual Arts with Professor Richard Dunn
Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney
2004 Bachelor of Visual Arts (1st class honours)
Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney
Solo Shows
2016 After Freundlich, Peter von Kant, London
2013 Birds of Paradise, James Dorahy Project Space (with Marita Fraser)
2012 Headmess, Studio 1.1, London
  January / Alex Lawler, The Mews, London
2010 City Lights, Das Städtische Museum Engen + Galerie, Germany
  Six Months of Bliss, Flinders Street Gallery, Sydney
2009 Art & Pleasure, Bell Street Project Space, Vienna
  Easy Work / Hard Work,Factory 49, Sydney
2008 Colour Sounds, MOP, Sydney
2006 The Schleifmühlgasse Painting, The Eshenbachgasse Painting,
The Puppy Dog Painting
s, Bell Street Project Space, Vienna
  The Orgasmatron Painting, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
2005 The Graphic User Interface (GUI) Project, Peloton, Sydney
Selected Group Shows
2020 Arcadia, Peter von Kant, London
2015 Was die Wange röthet, kann nicht übel seyn, Kerstin Engholm Gallery, Vienna
Balls, Nest, The Hauge, The Netherlands  
  cut.paste.repeat, Verge, Sydney
2014 One way return, Peter von Kant, London
  24, Flinders Street Gallery, Sydney
  No wave, Breezeblock, Sydney
2013 Pantone, The Mews, London
2012 Temples to the Domestic 2, Clifford Chance, London
  Stressing Spiritual Needs Even When Selling Ice-Cream, DNA Galerie, Berlin
2011 Invisible Forms Products & Potentialities, 52 Haymarket, London
  The Object as Image, Ve.sche, Vienna
  Silver Moon, • (Lisa Ruyter Gallery), Vienna
  Prima Interventionen, Atelierhaus Salzamt, Linz, Austria
2010 Pattern Recognition, PS Project Space, Amsterdam
  Constellations, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne
  In Passing, Kunsthalle Passage, Vienna
  UND #6, Schwartz Gallery, London
2009 Bell Street Project Space at Subvision Off-Space Festival, Harbour City, Hamburg
  Back toBasel, Schalter, Basel
  PP44 at Scheltema, Leiden, Holland
  Faith & Lust: Various Approaches to Formlaist Abstraction, Flinders Street Gallery
  N.O. (Curated by Richard Dunn), Sydney NonObjective, Sydney
  Panorama, Horus & Deloris Gallery, Sydney
  Making Our Times, Newcastle University Gallery, Newcastle
  Trick of the Light, MOP Projects, Sydney
2008 Here Comes the Ocean, Ferenbalm-Gurbrü Station, Karlsruhe
  Junger, Immanence Paris
  Kein Bier Vor Vier , Konsortium, Düsseldorf
  Work in Progress, Forum +, Brugge
2007 Spiel Weiter du Süsses Etwas, Cluster, Berlin
  Spiel Weiter Noch, Pudel Kollection, Golden Pudel Klub, Hamburg
  Living Elvis, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne
  Seasons in the Abyss, Mop, Sydney
  ArtWoche, Neo-Contemporary, Kaiserslautern
  Ach Wir, Blumen, Vienna
  Heimo Zobernig Calling, Acapulco, Düsseldorf
  Shoebox, curated by Huseyin Sami, Bell Street Project Space, Vienna
  UND#2, Karlsruhe, Germany
  Formalismus, Swinger, Vienna
2006 Stupid as a painter, Brick 5, Vienna
  CMKY, Bell Street Project Space, Vienna, part of Vienna Biennale 06
  Platte 6, Platte, Vienna
  Trafik, a Peloton Project, curated by Matthys Gerber and Giles Ryder, Sydney
  Sprich zu mir - Mluv ke me, Academy of Fine Arts, Prague
  1/2 Doz. Cutting Fields, Collage in the 21st Century, First Draft, Sydney
2011 Artist in Residence, Atelierhaus Salzamt, Linz, Austria
The Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship
  NAVA Marketing Gratnt
2008 New Works Grant, Australia Council
  Qantas SOYA Awards (Finalist)
2007 NAVA Marketing Gratnt
  Ripe Award Finalist, Highly Commended, Art & Australia Magazine
2005 Fauvette Loureiro Exchange Scholarship, University of Sydney
  NAVA Visual And Craft Artists’ Grants Scheme
2015 Was die Wange röthet, kann nicht übel seyn, Kerstin Engholm Gallery, Vienna
2012 Wien Das wohlige Ambiente der Abstraktion, Der Standard, 30 May, 2012. web link >
2011 The Independent, Britart's new wave: Who are the successors to Hirst and Emin? 10 to watch, 22 July, 2011. web link >
2009 KunstForum, Issue 200, Urban Signs – Local Strategies, October 2009
  Newcastle Herald, The Medium is the Surprise, Review of the exhibition Making Our Times, 11th April
  Sydney Morning Herald, Metro Section, 3rd April
2007 Living Elvis, Catalogue for the exhibition at RMIT University, Melbourne
  Pfälzische Volkszeitung, Kultur Regional, Kaiserslautern, 30 May 2007
  Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum, Open Gallery, by Kelsey Munro, August 18 - 19, 2007
  Falter, Best of Vienna, Vienna, May, 2007.
  Falter, Profis im Off, Vienna, 15 th - 22 nd February, 2007.
2006 Der Standard, 22nd June 2006, Spezial Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien, Vienna
2005 Sydney Morning Herald, November 1st 2005, Metro Section
  Sydney Morning Herald,July 22, The Week’s Best, July 22 – 28th 2005
  2SER radio, Artists Interview on Wednesday Overdrive, July, 2005.
Airports On Mars (…When I look into your eyes, I want you back), Locksmith Publications Issue 1, Sydney, 2009
Catalogue Essay for Zurich, featuring Tom Langlands, Flinders Street Gallery, Sydney, 2009
Abrechnung, with Marita Fraser, One Star Press, Paris
Catalogue Essay for Desperaely trying to tell you something, featuring Ben Terakes and Andrew Newman, Firstdraft, 2008
Half Dozen Artist Run Initiative Catalogue 2006, Sydney
Runway, Issue 9, published by Invisible Inc., Sydney, 2007.
SPACE 3, An Australian Independent Creative Network, published by Space3, Sydney, 2006
Tempelhof: Functionality in Painting, Functionality in Airspaces,
Textual Bildhauerei, Vienna, 2006
Catalogue Essay for Space Age, featuring Clare Millege & Biljana Jancic, Pelt,
Sydney, 2005