Alexander Knox

Born Melbourne, Australia
Lives and works in Melbourne

EDUCATION

2001-02 Graduate Diploma, Fine Art (Public Art) RMIT
2001-2 Design Studio, course design and teaching for the Faculty of Constructed
Environment, RMIT University

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 (Forthcoming) Ten Cubed, Melbourne
2015 The Cannibal and the Missionary CAVES, Melbourne
2011 Dark Star, Gippsland Art Gallery, Victoria
2008 5.19, Murray White Room, Melbourne
2006 Spazio T, Murray White Room, Melbourne
2004 TCB/Uplands, Melbourne
Little God, Bed, Bangkok
2001 Channel Me, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne
La Science Secrete, RMIT Project Space, Melbourne
2000 Uber Organ, First Floor, Melbourne
1999 Alien Pornographique, First Floor, Melbourne
Gestumtkunstwerk, Lovers, Melbourne
1998 L’atmosphere, First Floor, Melbourne
1996 Paranox Presents, Stop 22 Gallery, Melbourne

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 Spring 1883, The Hotel Windsor, Melbourne
2014 Spring 1883, The Hotel Windsor, Melbourne
2013 Everyday Murray White Room, Melbourne
Murray White Room, Sydney Contemporary 13
2009 GROUP 02, Murray White Room, Melbourne
2008 PREVIEW 08, Murray White Room, Melbourne
2006 Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, Werribee Park
2005 Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, Werribee Park
2004 Birrarung Marr Public Sculpture Exhibition, Melbourne, Curator Rose Lang
2003 Psychops, Project 304, Useby Artist Exchange, Bangkok
2001 None More Blacker, 200 Gertrude St, Melbourne, and travelling, Curator Lara Travis
2000 Useby Asia Pacific Artist Initiatives, Curators Tessa Dwyer & Sarah Tutton
1999 Exhumed 2, Canberra Contemporary Artspace, Curator David Noonan
Nearest Habitat System, First Floor, Melbourne, Curator Eliza Hutchison
Museum Magogo, Glasgow, Curator Graham Ramsay
1998 Exhumed, Rmit Project Space, Melbourne, Curator David Noonan
Take my Wife, First Floor, Melbourne, Curator David Rozetsky
1997 Diorama, 200 Gertrude St, Melbourne, Curator Charlotte Day

AWARDS

2008 Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture, First Prize
2006 Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, First Prize
2005 Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, Highly Commended
Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, Peoples Choice Award

COMMISSIONS

2009 Department of Public Works, Queensland commission, public sculpture and soundscape
2008 City of Melbourne commission, kinetic light work, cnr Bourke and Swanston Street, Melbourne
Eastlink commission, public sculpture, Eastlink Freeway, Melbourne
2007 Sunland Group Commission, University Hill, Melbourne
Sunland Group Commission, Circle on Cavill, Surfers Paradise
2006 Sunland Group Commission, Yve Apartments, Melbourne
2005-6 Ultraviolet , public sculpture, Daniel Besen Commission, Highpoint Shopping Centre, Melbourne
Flight of the Golden Pygmy, shadow panel artwork with automated million colour light program,
Royal Domain Tower, Melbourne
2002-3 Ned & Dan, 2 stainless steel mirror kinetic artworks, Nolan apartments New Quay, Docklands
Ned & Dan carpark facade concept and detail design, Nolan apartments New Quay, Docklands
Project concept and preliminary design, optical ceiling for New Quay folly, Docklands, Melbourne

GRANTS

2009 Arts Victoria, New Work
2007 Arts Victoria, New Work
2004 Asialink, Studio Residency Bangkok Thailand
2003 Arts Victoria, New Work
Useby Artist Exchange, Residency Bangkok Thailand
2002 Australia Council, Studio Residency Los Angeles USA
2001 Arts Victoria, New Work
2001 City of Yarra, Presentation
1997 Arts Victoria, New Work
1996 Gordon Darling Foundation, Presentation

COLLECTIONS

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
Arts ACT, Canberra
Australian National Maritime Museum
City of Melbourne
Melbourne Olympic Park Trust & Major Projects Victoria
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne
RMIT University, Melbourne
Sunland Group, Melbourne and Surfers Paradise
Sunshine Coast Public University Hospital
Ten Cubed, Melbourne

OTHER PROJECTS

1992 Construction of large-scale installation on Roosevelt Island, New York for Tadashi Kawamata,
project initiated and administered by Cooper Union, NY, USA
Tin Sky, co- coordinator of a collaborative project involving artists and aeronautical engineers

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Anna Zagala, Maxims of behaviour, Art Link, September 2010
Daniel Palmer, Edward Colless, Maxims of behaviour, catalogue 2009
Kate Adams, Light Years: Alexander Knox, Maxims of Behaviour, Art Monthly Australia, July 2009
Penny Webb, Sightlines, the Age, 20 Oct 2006
Dr Justin Clemens and Alexander Knox, Photogram of the Zeitgeist, catalogue text Spazio T, 2006
Suzanne Wales, Freize Frame, Surface Magazine, USA, 2005
Andrew MacKenzie, In the Dock, Australian Architectural Review, Dec 2003
Lee-Ann Joy, Urban Design and Urban Art, Architect Victoria, Autumn 2004
Julian Holcroft, review of Gesamtkunstwerk, Like, No 11 Autumn 2000
Danny Huppatz, review of Gesumtkunstwerk, Frieze, No.51, March/April 2000
Justin Clemens, Alexander Knox and the Interactive Autism, catalogue essay Channel Me, 2001
Robert Nelson, Mock Shock, The Age, 19 March 2001, p 5
Natalie King, Useby Asia Pacific Artist Exchange, Art in Asia Pacific, issue 30, 2001
Nicole Tomlinson, Conceptual Craftsmanship, Good Thinking New Melbourne Art, 2000
Larissa Hjorth, Useby, Like, No 14, Autumn 2001
Robert Nelson, Visual Arts Review, The Age, 5 July, 2000
Charlotte Day, Dioramas and the invention of nature, catalogue essay Diorama, Nov 1997

LINKS

Clip of Maxims of behaviour Bourke and Swanston Street, Melbourne. Permanent light based public
artwork (winner Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2008).
www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZXmn-eYffQ