2008 Swing Space Resident, 120 Broadway
Born in Brazil and based in New York, Alex Villar holds an MFA from Hunter College ('98) and in 2000 was a Whitney ISP fellow. His work draws from interdisciplinary theoretical sources; it employs video, installation and photography. Individual and collaborative projects are part of a long-term investigation of potential spaces of dissent in the urban landscape; it has often taken the form of an exploration of negative spaces in architecture.
Selected exhibitions: New Museum, Mass MoCA, Drawing Center, Exit Art, Stux Gallery, Apexart and Dorsky Gallery in New York; Institute of International Visual Arts in London, Museu de Arte Moderna in Sao Paulo, Galleri Tommy Lund and Overgaden in Copenhagen, UKS in Oslo, Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius, the Goteborg Konstmuseum in Sweden, Galerie Joanna Kamm in Berlin, Signal in Malmo, Galeria Arsenal in Poland, Lichthaus in Bremen and Halle für Kunst in Luneburg. Published articles and reviews in ReMarx, Text zur Kunst, Tema Celeste, and The New York Times.