Alex Head was born in London, 1983, and currently works in the UK and Berlin, Germany. He is an artist and radio producer interested in creating non-hierarchical networks of artists, researchers and citizens.
His practice facilitates meetings between artists and non-artists within the communities and micro-communities that populate the artist's working environment. His work often involves people, discussion and the translation of bodies of research into public events.
He is currently programme manager and producer for the online radio platform sub_ʇxǝʇ radio, and radio content at ZK/U Centrum für Kunst & Urbanistik, Berlin-Moabit.
In 2015 he successfully crashed the New York Stock Exchange during a critique of modern labour in collaboration with NTS Radio London and artists Alice Creischer and Andreas Seikmann.
His opening solo publication Here Comes Trouble, An Inquiry History of Art, Magic & Madness as Deviant Knowledge published on ZK/U Press June 18. 2016. Printed in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, it is currently in its third edition.
During the collaborative process between Theatre X and ZK/U: Heimat Deine Schnauze! (homeland up your arse!), he worked as sound designer, scene developer and collaborative project partner with Miodrag Kuç, Veronica Schiavo and Nils Erhard.
Head studied a Bachelors of Arts in Sculpture & Environmental Art at The Glasgow School of Art (2007). He holds a Masters in Spatial Strategies focusing on Fine Art and Political Theory, at Weißensee School of Art, Berlin.
Head is Co-Founder of the Wasteland Twinning Network, a transdisciplinary network for parallel research into urban wastelands.
In 2018 Head was selected for the Berlin Senate Recherchestipendien im Bereich Bildende Kunst to research and produce a new series of work exploring biology, epigenetics and urban development.
DE: Ich habe sehr großes Interesse an der Schaffung nicht-hierarchische Netzwerke von Künstlern, Wissenschaftlern und Bürgern. Meine Praxis erleichtert Treffen zwischen Künstlern und Nicht-Künstlern in den Gemeinden und Mikro-Communities, die in dieser bestimmten Arbeitsumgebung sich aufhalten. Meine Arbeit möchte die Leute in eine Diskussion und eine Forschung in Form von öffentlichen Veranstaltungen einbeziehen.