Alexis Dirks (b.1982 Winnipeg, Canada)
2009 Master of Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art, UK
2006 Bachelor of Fine Art Honours, University of Manitoba, Canada
Exhibitions and Projects
2018 Editions Art Fair with Platform Centre, Toronto
2018 History Works Itself In All Directions Blinkers Gallery, Winnipeg
2018 Womxn Stage (collaboration with Charismatic Megafauna) aceartinc, Winnipeg
2017 The Inhabitants of Space Open Studio, Toronto
2016 Botched Fabrications on the Foggy Landscape (solo) aceartinc, Winnipeg
2016 8 x 10 Platform Centre, Winnipeg
2015 you can't win them all ladies and gentlemen Primary, Nottingham UK
2015 Wayward Curated by Kimberly Phillips, Winsor Gallery, Vancouver
2015 you can't win them all ladies and gentlemen Butcher's Tears, Amsterdam
2014 Ruins BMO Gallery, Yellowknife
2014 you can't win them all ladies and gentlemen Library Gallery, Winnipeg
2014 New New Monuments (solo) TRUCK Contemporary, Calgary
2014 Yellow Font Forest Green (solo) G44, Toronto
2013 Abilities with Gandt Collective, Jeanine Hofland Art, Amsterdam
2013 Light Reflecting Object (solo) Reiss Building, Winnipeg
2012 The Cockeyed Turkey The Review Gallery, Glasgow
2012 CAVE art fair, Baltic Creative Centre, Liverpool
2012 Geologue (solo) The Briggait, Glasgow
2012 A Temporal Vertigo (2 person exhibition with Allison Gibbs), Glasgow Project Room, Glasgow
2011 Refractive Index (solo), Atelier Am Eck, Dusseldorf
2011 Transmission Show, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow
2010 Bergen Biennial II: The Next Generation The Woodmill, London
2010 Modern Terra Spiers Loch, Glasgow International Biennial
2009 Information Wants to be Free Platform 1 Gallery, London
2009 Set It Up And Go Artnews Project, Berlin
2009 Fugue County Sweet Geranium Gallery, Glasgow
2009 Jamie Radcliff - The Exhibition Studio Warehouse, Glasgow
Residencies, Awards and Grants
2017 Canada Council for the Arts - Project Grant
2017 Manitoba Arts Council - Travel/Professional Development Grant
2017 Winnipeg Arts Council - Travel/Professional Development Grant
2016 Manitoba Arts Council - Individual Artist Grant 'A'
2016 Winnipeg Arts Council - Individual Artist Grant 'A'
2015 Northwest Territories Arts Council - Visual Artist Project Grant
2011 Anna Lobner Glasgow/Dusseldorf Exchange - Residency in Dusseldorf
2011 Scottish Arts Council - Glasgow Visual Artist Grant
2010 Hope Scott Trust Scotland - Visual Artist Grant
Publications and Texts
2017 The Inhabitants of Space – Published by Open Studio, Toronto. Text by Kristie MacDonald.
2016 1,030 Hours Per Year – Published by aceartinc., Winnipeg. Text by Collin Zipp.
2015 Reflections Refractions – Published by Black Dog Publishing. Texts by Sky Godden, Saelan Twerdy, Kimberley Phillips, Natasha Chaykowski.
2014 New New Monuments – Published by TRUCK Contemporary Art, Calgary. Text by Peta Rake.
2014 What Was Will Be – Published by Gallery 44, Toronto. Text by Caoimhe Morgan-Feir.
2013 MAWA Summer Newsletter, Winnipeg. Interview with Erica Mendritzki
2012 Maag Magazine, featured artist interview with Ruth Barker, Issue 42
2010 And What a Great Mystery It Was, Gandt, Issue 9., p 6,7,10. London.
2010 No Way, Gandt, Issue 8., p. 18-19, Bergen Norway.
2009 Paperwait, vol 10 & 11, artist pages, p. 23-24. aceartinc, Winnipeg.
Press and Reviews
2018 Lavery, Lauren. "History is a Passive Translator" Peripheral Review, August 2.
2016 Cochrane, Steven Leydon. “Can You Dig It?” Winnipeg Free Press, June 23.
2011 Patel, Verena. “Junge Kunst in Austausch” Rheinische Post. Oct 21.
2010 Enge, Mariann, “Take Biennale and Ran” [On-line Journal.] Kunstkritikk. Nov 19.
2010 Barker, Ruth. “My GI- Reflections” [Weblog entry] PAR+RS, Public Art Scotland.
2009 Baker, Matt. “MAstars 2009” [Weblog entry] Axis: the online resource for contemporary art.