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.
Head often uses the radio essay format to document and re-contextualise his research. In this way public encounter and private reflection play a role in re-presenting the events that have become characteristic of his process.
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 has sold near to 600 copies globally and is approaching its third edition in 2017.
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-Director of Wasteland Twinning Network, a transdisciplinary network for parallel research into urban wastelands.
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.