Alexandre Singh

Alexandre Singh’s practice encompasses a wide range of media, including collage, installation, performance, video and literature. Singh has written, among others, a novel about the founder of the sporting goods company Adidas, The Marque of the Third Stripe (2007), with gothic and supernatural references. He is known in the United States for artists Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe (Hello Meth Lab in the Sun (2008), an immersive, large-scale installation). And for that lectures he delivers, which attempt to find a moment of truth and authenticity by subverting the traditional academic format. Inspired by figures such as Giordano Bruno (17th-century Italian mystical writer, known for his mastery of the art of memory) or writers of comic works such as Molière and Laurence Sterne, Singh explores new ways of challenging traditional, linear modes of storytelling. “Whether it takes the form of a lecture, novel, or an installation of framed collages and photocopies, as in Assembly Instructions (An Immodern Romanticism) (2009), Singh’s work has the feel of a journey with many unexpected detours, leading not to a neat conclusion, but to an open-ended platform from which many potential interpretations and ideas may be discerned and pursued for further investigation.” ‘(Guggenheim Museum). Singh’s solo shows include The Marque of the Third Stripe, White Columns, New York (2007) and 3 Lectures + 1 Story = 4 Evenings, a performance commissioned by Performa Biennial 09 and staged at White Columns, New York (2009). Collaborations include Hello Meth Lab in the Sun at the Ballroom, Marfa, Texas, and UNCLEHEAD, with Rita Sobral Campo at the Museu da Electricidade, Lisbon (both 2008). His work has been included in group exhibitions at the Drawing Center, New York (2009); Contemporary Museum, Baltimore (2009); Manifesta 8, Murcia, Spain (2010); New Museum, New York (2010); Marino Marini Museum, Florence (2010); Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong (2010); Plug In ICA, Winnipeg, Canada (2010); Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, California (2010); and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York (2010).