Auftrag beobachtung (task: observe) | Alexander Jackson Wyatt
Dates: 17 September - 8 October 2014
Where: A-CH Gallery
Writer: Kate MacKenzie
Currently based between Germany and Sydney, Alexander Jackson Wyatt works across installation and image production. Operating between spatial intervention and image production, he combines spatial issues with aspects of documentary material to form temporal encounters which allow for interactivity and viewer participation.
He studied at the National Art School in Sydney (2007-2010) and finished with First Class Honours in Drawing. During 2011 he undertook studio residencies at the Sydney Non Objective Centre for Contemporary Art (SNO) and the Queen Street Studios, and then 2012 at the SPINNEREI in Leipzig. He received an ArtStart Grant from the Australia Council for the Arts to set up an emerging arts practice with the aim to bring together two arenas for research and exhibition in Germany. The first encompasses current concerns with contemporary practices of spatial intervention and the second concerns the documentation and photographic practices.
From October 2012 has started working with Armin Linke and Michael Clegg (Clegg and Guttman) as a guest student at the Univeristy for Art and Design at the ZKM (Center for Art and Media Technology) in Karlsruhe. And received the inaugural Giorgio Armani commission, involving subsequent residencies in Milan and Sydney in early 2013 to complete a major new work.