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Alex Hartley

Alex Hartley is an artist of international repute who is known for working primarily with photography, often incorporating it into both sculpture and installation. Hartley's work often suggests how we might think differently about our constructed surroundings, and how we occupy landscape.

His artistic practice is wide ranging, comprising wall-based sculptural photographic compositions, room-sized architectural installations and interventions, and more recently, large-scale colour photographs of remote wildernesses with invented low-relief architectural elements inserted into their surfaces. These are featured in an exhibition at Victoria Miro Gallery in London, along with work related to Nowhereisland, until the end of January 2012. You can read a review of the exhibition from The Observer here.

Alex Hartley has shown in both national and international exhibitions including Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (2007), Natural History Museum (2006), Distrito Cuatro, Madrid (2003), The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan (2001) and the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark (2000) and is represented by Victoria Miro Gallery. Alex currently lives in Devon, UK.

You can read more about Alex’s work at

Alex Hartley - Victoria Miro

Alex Hartley - Fruitmarket Gallery

Alex Hartley - Cape Farewell

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Nowhereisland is a Situations project led by artist Alex Hartley, one of 12 Artist Taking the Lead projects for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad funded by Arts Council England. We also gratefully acknowledge the support of the University of the West of England, Bristol; Bloomberg; Nicky Wilson Jupiter Artland; the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the Royal Norwegian Embassy and Yellowbrick Tracking.

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