biography

Born in 1950 in Hamburg, Germany, Alex Spremberg moved to Perth in 1982. Spremberg is currently undertaking doctoral studies at Curtin University, Perth. He lectures at the Central Institute of Technology and has been a guest lecturer at Curtin University and Edith Cowan University.

The artist had a solo exhibition, Wrong Angles, at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, (2011); a survey exhibition at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia in 1994, Painting 1976 – 1994; as well as numerous solo shows at Galerie Düsseldorf, Perth, and Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne. Spremberg has also participated in numerous group exhibitions, both locally and abroad, including at Paris Concrete, France (2012), Fabrikculture, Hegenheim, France (2012); at Galerie Stella A, Berlin, Germany (2010, 2009, 2007, 2003); at Galerie Katharina Krohn, Basel, Switzerland, (2008, 2007); at the Regionale, Kunsthaus L6, Freiburg, Germany, (2006); at Galerie Beeld & Ambeeld, The Netherlands, (2004); and at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth (2003).

Alex has been the winner of the prestigious BankWest Contemporary Art Prize (2004); the Artitude Prize, Telethon Speech + Hearing (2005) and the People’s Choice Award, BankWest Contemporary Art Prize (2002). Among many other awards, he has also received several grants, including a six-months residency in Basel, Switzerland, awarded by the International Artists Exchange Program (2006) and a Creative Development Fellowship Grant from ArtsWA in 2007.

The work of Alex Spremberg is represented in many prominent public and private collections across the country, including the National Gallery of Australia; the National Gallery of Victoria; the Art Gallery of Western Australia; the Art Gallery of South Australia; the University of Western Australia; Curtin University; Edith Cowan University; Murdoch University; Artbank; BankWest, Perth; Wesfarmers, Perth; the Holmes a Court Collection, Perth, and Daimler Chrysler Contemporary, Berlin.