Alexandre Singh

° 1980

Lives in New York (United States).

Alexandre Singh is a visual artist and writer based in New York. Singh’s work derives at once from traditions in literature, performance, photo-conceptualism and object-based installation art. Often starting with elaborate, publicly presented lectures that blend historical fact with narrative fiction, Singh’s practice resists categorization. Taking in such diverse genres as writing, collage, installation and performance, Alexandre Singh’s works are characterized by obsessive details and linkages. Drawing upon a dizzying constellation of themes and characters; culled as much from classical history and philosophy, as popular and consumer culture; Singh’s universe is one of absurdist junctures and juxtapositions in which Adidas founder Adi Dassler is re-imagined as Faust; Piero Manzoni creates a camera that eats the Universe; and Molière’s send-ups of 17th century snobbery are translated to modern-day New York. If figures such as Molière, Lucian of Samosata, and even Woody Allen, appear as characters in Singh’s world, it only seems natural, his works perpetuating a like spirit of wit, imagination and fantasy.

Alexandre Singh's work has been exhibited in venues throughout Europe and the United States including The Serpentine Gallery, London; New Museum, New York; PS-1 MoMA, New York ; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Palais de Tokyo, Paris and Sprüth Magers, Berlin. Singh’s work is held by a number of private and public collections including MoMA, New York and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

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