Alexandre Singh

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Exhibition view, The Chorus, Art : Concept, Paris, 2014
Exhibition view, The Chorus, Art : Concept, Paris, 2014
Exhibition view, The Chorus, Art : Concept, Paris, 2014
Exhibition view, The Chorus, Art : Concept, Paris, 2014
Front page, 2013, giclee and watercolour on paper, 47,8 x 35,5 cm, 18 7/8 x 14 in
Front page, 2013, giclee and watercolour on paper, 47,8 x 35,5 cm, 18 7/8 x 14 in
Business, 2013, watercolour on paper, 47,8 x 66,5 cm, 18 7/8 x 26 1/8 in
Business, 2013, watercolour on paper, 47,8 x 66,5 cm, 18 7/8 x 26 1/8 in
The Miracle (Manna from Heaven), 2013, watercolour, pencil on inkjet ultrachrome archival print, collage, 120 x 80 cm, 47 1/4 x 31 1/2 in, edition of 5
The Miracle (Manna from Heaven), 2013, watercolour, pencil on inkjet ultrachrome archival print, collage, 120 x 80 cm, 47 1/4 x 31 1/2 in, edition of 5
Harry Foulbreech, 2013, bronze, silver leaf, 45 x 24 x 25 cm, 17 3/4 x 9 1/2 x 9 7/8 in, edition of 3 + 2 ap
Harry Foulbreech, 2013, bronze, silver leaf, 45 x 24 x 25 cm, 17 3/4 x 9 1/2 x 9 7/8 in, edition of 3 + 2 ap
Bullen, 2013, bronze, 44 x 27 x 26 cm, 17 3/8 x 10 5/8 x 10 1/4 in, edition of 3 + 2 ap
Bullen, 2013, bronze, 44 x 27 x 26 cm, 17 3/8 x 10 5/8 x 10 1/4 in, edition of 3 + 2 ap
The Humans, performance, Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam, 2013
The Humans, performance, Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam, 2013
Exhibition view, Assembly Instructions: The Pledge, The Drawing Center, New York, 2013
Exhibition view, Assembly Instructions: The Pledge, The Drawing Center, New York, 2013
Exhibition view, Assembly Instructions: The Pledge, The Drawing Center, New York, 2013
Exhibition view, Assembly Instructions: The Pledge, The Drawing Center, New York, 2013
The School for Objetcs Criticized (detail), 2010, mixed media, sound, dimensions variable
The School for Objetcs Criticized (detail), 2010, mixed media, sound, dimensions variable
The School for Objetcs Criticized (detail), 2010, mixed media, sound, dimensions variable
The School for Objetcs Criticized (detail), 2010, mixed media, sound, dimensions variable
Exhibition view, Dynasty, Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, 2010
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The Economist (Smooth Entice), 2007, collage of cuts from «The Economist» on pressure treated lumber, 61 x 91,5 cm, 24 x 36 in
The Economist (Smooth Entice), 2007, collage of cuts from «The Economist» on pressure treated lumber, 61 x 91,5 cm, 24 x 36 in
The Economist (EmoTion Chest), 2007, collage of cuts from «The Economist» on chipboard and clip-framed, 91,40 x 63,50 cm, 36 x 25 in
The Economist (EmoTion Chest), 2007, collage of cuts from «The Economist» on chipboard and clip-framed, 91,40 x 63,50 cm, 36 x 25 in

Born in 1980 in Bordeaux, Alexandre Singh lives and works in Paris and New York. In 2012 he was awarded the Meurice prize for Contemporary Art. His work is characterized by a protean nature, evolving between writing, performance, collage, installation and sculpture. Far from creating hermetism, all these different practices work together to constitute a complete oeuvre that questions the human nature, its genesis, its defects as well as the multiplicity of its facets. The artist’s references are just as eclectic and vast; giving birth to characters and stories indistinctively inherited from popular culture – the advertising and television world – and the classical dramatic repertoire (Molière), as well as ancient Greek comedy (Aristophanes). This assemblage of images and references evokes his early collage series The Economist (2006) and Assembly Instructions (2008-2011), series that drew their sources as much from Montaigne’s Essais as from Ikea catalogs. In 2012 he directed his first play, The Humans, developed during his residency at the Witte de With and presented at the Rotterdamse Schouwburg, as well as at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York and at the 2014 Avignon Festival.

Recently, several solo exhibitions have been dedicated to his work both in Europe and in the United States; in 2011 he presented his The School of Objects Criticized at the Palais de Tokyo (Paris) – (originally shown at the New Museum in New York in 2010 ) – and Assembly Instructions: The Pledge at Monitor Gallery (Rome) and Art : Concept (Paris), (also shown at the Drawing Center (New York) in 2013). That same year he presented The Humans at Metro Pictures (New York) then at Sprüth Magers, London, in 2014.

His work has entered prestigious institutions such as the National Centre for the Visual Arts (Paris, the FRAC Pays de la Loire (Carquefou, France), the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and New York’s Museum of Modern Art.

Alexandre Singh, The Chorus

Alexandre Singh, The Chorus, exhibition catalogue, Art : Concept gallery, 2014

Texts: Aurélia Bourquard, François Quintin

Translations: Matthew Cunningham, Frieda Schumann

Photographer: Stephen White

Exhibition views: Fabrice Gousset

Stage photographs: Sanne Paper (Rotterdamse Schouwburg, 28.09-30.09.13)

Design: Charlotte Collin & Jonathan Martin

Layout: Julia Mossé, Alix Rozès

Printed by: Imprimerie Snel, Liège

© Art : Concept, the artist, the authors

 

Roman Signer, Sculptures

Roman Signer, Sculptures, exhibition catalogue, Art : Concept gallery, 2015
Texts: Barbara Casavecchia, Julia Mossé
Translations: Matthew Cunningham, Céline Curiol, Julia Mossé, Frieda schumann
Photographer: Dorine Potel
Design: Charlotte Collin & Jonathan Martin
Layout: Julia Mossé, Alix Rozès
Printed by: Imprimerie Snel, liège
© Art : Concept, the artists, the authors

Alexandre Singh, The Pledge, The Drawing Center

Drawing Paper 102, Alexandre Singh, The Pledge, The Drawing Center, 2013.
Authors: Claire Gilman, André Lepecki, Vincenzo Latronico, Jill Magid
180 pages

Alexandre Singh, The Pledge

Palais Magazine, issue #14,

Editions Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, 2011