Alexander Gutke

9 to 5, ink jet print, 50 x 50 cm (framed), 2015 thumbnail
9 to 5, ink jet print, 50 x 50 cm (framed), 2015 thumbnail
Exhibition view at Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz, photo: Emile Ouroumov, 2015 thumbnail
Vertigo, 16mm film, projector with mirror-attachment, 7' vinyl record, 2013 thumbnail
Exhibition view at Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz, photo: Emile Ouroumov, 2015 thumbnail
Loud, loud, brass, 2.5 x 4 cm, including stamp, 2014. Photo: Bruno Lopes thumbnail
Draw (close cover before striking), film still, HD video, 5:40 min, 2014 thumbnail
9 to 5, ink jet print, 50 x 50 cm (framed), 2012 thumbnail
9 to 5, ink jet print, 50 x 50 cm (framed), 2012 thumbnail
Exhibition view at Kunsthalle Winterthur, photo: Christian Schwager, 2013 thumbnail
Auto-scope, film still, 16 mm film, variable dimensions, 2012 thumbnail
Exhibition view at Kunsthaus Baselland, photo: Emile Ouroumow, 2015 thumbnail
Folded into One, carboard boxes printed on both sides, variable dimensions (each unit 30 x 30 x 30 cm), 2012. Exhibition view at Kunsthaus Baselland, photo: Emile Ouroumow, 2015 thumbnail
Measure, laser engraved brass Moebius strip, 69 x 14 x 3 cm, 2011 thumbnail
1-2-3-4 Animation, film still, HD video, 2:03 min, looped, 2010 thumbnail
Singularity, details, 16 mm film, loop system (wheels), variable dimensions, 2010 thumbnail
Singularity, 16 mm film, loop system (wheels), variable dimensions, 2010. Exhibition view at Nordenhake, Stockholm, 2010 thumbnail
Notes (NBNW), notebook, print, 19 x 13 cm (or 19 x 26.5 cm when spread open), 2010 thumbnail
Camera, powder coated steel, photographic emulsion, 55 x 52 x 22 cm, 2008 thumbnail
Cine-scope, animation HD video, 7:00 min, looped, 2008 thumbnail
Universe, slide-projector Kodak Carousel, stand, 81 slides, variable dimensions, 2008 thumbnail
Untitled (for Christian Andersson), powder coated steel, mirror, two-ways mirror, CCFL light tubes, 32 x 47 x 54 cm, 2007 thumbnail
snerohT, customized record player (TD 165 MKII), 43 x 34 x 16 cm, 2007 thumbnail
Subtraktion, ink stamp on paper, 170 x 150 cm, ongoing series, 2007. Photo: Sigfrid Carlsson thumbnail
Exhibition view at Malmö Konsthall, photo: Helene Toresdotter, 2012 thumbnail
9 Ways to Say Itʼs Over, 9 digital video stills on acid-free photo-paper, each 26 x 20 cm, 180 x 26 cm overall (framed), 2006 thumbnail
Lighthouse, slide installation, Kodak Carousel projector, 81 slides, 2006 thumbnail
Exploded View, Kodak carousel slide projector, 81 slides, stand, timer, 55 mm lens, 2005. Exhibition view at Baltic Art Center, photo: Raymond Hejdström, 2005 thumbnail
Exploded View, detail, Kodak carousel slide projector, 81 slides, stand, timer, 55 mm lens, 2005. Photo: Raymond Hejdström, 2005 thumbnail
Wastebasket (bela), paper (origami), cardboard, glue, 38 x 27.5 x 27.5 cm, ongoing series, 2004-2006 thumbnail
Whirlpool, C-print, 28.5 x 42 cm (framed), 2000 thumbnail
9 to 5, ink jet print, 50 x 50 cm (framed), 2015

9 to 5, ink jet print, 50 x 50 cm (framed), 2015

9 to 5, ink jet print, 50 x 50 cm (framed), 2015

9 to 5, ink jet print, 50 x 50 cm (framed), 2015

Exhibition view at Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz, photo: Emile Ouroumov, 2015

Exhibition view at Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz, photo: Emile Ouroumov, 2015

Vertigo, 16mm film, projector with mirror-attachment, 7' vinyl record, 2013

Vertigo, 16mm film, projector with mirror-attachment, 7' vinyl record, 2013

Exhibition view at Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz, photo: Emile Ouroumov, 2015

Exhibition view at Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz, photo: Emile Ouroumov, 2015

Loud, loud, brass, 2.5 x 4 cm, including stamp, 2014. Photo: Bruno Lopes

Loud, loud, brass, 2.5 x 4 cm, including stamp, 2014. Photo: Bruno Lopes

Draw (close cover before striking), film still, HD video, 5:40 min, 2014

Draw (close cover before striking), film still, HD video, 5:40 min, 2014

9 to 5, ink jet print, 50 x 50 cm (framed), 2012

9 to 5, ink jet print, 50 x 50 cm (framed), 2012

9 to 5, ink jet print, 50 x 50 cm (framed), 2012

9 to 5, ink jet print, 50 x 50 cm (framed), 2012

Exhibition view at Kunsthalle Winterthur, photo: Christian Schwager, 2013

Exhibition view at Kunsthalle Winterthur, photo: Christian Schwager, 2013

Auto-scope, film still, 16 mm film, variable dimensions, 2012

Auto-scope, film still, 16 mm film, variable dimensions, 2012

Exhibition view at Kunsthaus Baselland, photo: Emile Ouroumow, 2015

Exhibition view at Kunsthaus Baselland, photo: Emile Ouroumow, 2015

Folded into One, carboard boxes printed on both sides, variable dimensions (each unit 30 x 30 x 30 cm), 2012. Exhibition view at Kunsthaus Baselland, photo: Emile Ouroumow, 2015

Folded into One, carboard boxes printed on both sides, variable dimensions (each unit 30 x 30 x 30 cm), 2012. Exhibition view at Kunsthaus Baselland, photo: Emile Ouroumow, 2015

Measure, laser engraved brass Moebius strip, 69 x 14 x 3 cm, 2011

Measure, laser engraved brass Moebius strip, 69 x 14 x 3 cm, 2011

1-2-3-4 Animation, film still, HD video, 2:03 min, looped, 2010

1-2-3-4 Animation, film still, HD video, 2:03 min, looped, 2010

Singularity, details, 16 mm film, loop system (wheels), variable dimensions, 2010

Singularity, details, 16 mm film, loop system (wheels), variable dimensions, 2010

Singularity, 16 mm film, loop system (wheels), variable dimensions, 2010. Exhibition view at Nordenhake, Stockholm, 2010

Singularity, 16 mm film, loop system (wheels), variable dimensions, 2010. Exhibition view at Nordenhake, Stockholm, 2010

Notes (NBNW), notebook, print, 19 x 13 cm (or 19 x 26.5 cm when spread open), 2010

Notes (NBNW), notebook, print, 19 x 13 cm (or 19 x 26.5 cm when spread open), 2010

Camera, powder coated steel, photographic emulsion, 55 x 52 x 22 cm, 2008

Camera, powder coated steel, photographic emulsion, 55 x 52 x 22 cm, 2008

Cine-scope, animation HD video, 7:00 min, looped, 2008

Cine-scope, animation HD video, 7:00 min, looped, 2008

Universe, slide-projector Kodak Carousel, stand, 81 slides, variable dimensions, 2008

Universe, slide-projector Kodak Carousel, stand, 81 slides, variable dimensions, 2008

Untitled (for Christian Andersson), powder coated steel, mirror, two-ways mirror, CCFL light tubes, 32 x 47 x 54 cm, 2007

Untitled (for Christian Andersson), powder coated steel, mirror, two-ways mirror, CCFL light tubes, 32 x 47 x 54 cm, 2007

snerohT, customized record player (TD 165 MKII), 43 x 34 x 16 cm, 2007

snerohT, customized record player (TD 165 MKII), 43 x 34 x 16 cm, 2007

Subtraktion, ink stamp on paper, 170 x 150 cm, ongoing series, 2007. Photo: Sigfrid Carlsson

Subtraktion, ink stamp on paper, 170 x 150 cm, ongoing series, 2007. Photo: Sigfrid Carlsson

Exhibition view at Malmö Konsthall, photo: Helene Toresdotter, 2012

Exhibition view at Malmö Konsthall, photo: Helene Toresdotter, 2012

9 Ways to Say Itʼs Over, 9 digital video stills on acid-free photo-paper, each 26 x 20 cm, 180 x 26 cm overall (framed), 2006

9 Ways to Say Itʼs Over, 9 digital video stills on acid-free photo-paper, each 26 x 20 cm, 180 x 26 cm overall (framed), 2006

Lighthouse, slide installation, Kodak Carousel projector, 81 slides, 2006

Lighthouse, slide installation, Kodak Carousel projector, 81 slides, 2006

Exploded View, Kodak carousel slide projector, 81 slides, stand, timer, 55 mm lens, 2005. Exhibition view at Baltic Art Center, photo: Raymond Hejdström, 2005

Exploded View, Kodak carousel slide projector, 81 slides, stand, timer, 55 mm lens, 2005. Exhibition view at Baltic Art Center, photo: Raymond Hejdström, 2005

Exploded View, detail, Kodak carousel slide projector, 81 slides, stand, timer, 55 mm lens, 2005. Photo: Raymond Hejdström, 2005

Exploded View, detail, Kodak carousel slide projector, 81 slides, stand, timer, 55 mm lens, 2005. Photo: Raymond Hejdström, 2005

Wastebasket (bela), paper (origami), cardboard, glue, 38 x 27.5 x 27.5 cm, ongoing series, 2004-2006

Wastebasket (bela), paper (origami), cardboard, glue, 38 x 27.5 x 27.5 cm, ongoing series, 2004-2006

Whirlpool, C-print, 28.5 x 42 cm (framed), 2000

Whirlpool, C-print, 28.5 x 42 cm (framed), 2000

Born in 1971 in Kungälv, Sweden. Lives and works in Malmö, Sweden.

Alexander Gutke works within the conceptual and minimalist tradition. Analogue apparatuses such as cameras, film and slide projectors are some of the main components in his art practice. Gutke investigates these technical elements as objects and mechanical devices, and uses them as tools and objects in his works and narrative creating a visual illusionism and a poetic and mystical materialism. Through his works, the artist explores a whole host of issues, ranging from narrative self-reflexivity, measurement, space, light, shade, darkness and what can be best described as a metaphysical existentialism.

Selected solo exhibitions

2016
Silver Lining, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, Germany.

2015
Alexander Gutke, Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz, Switzerland.
Alexander Gutke, Vera Cortês Art Agency, Lisbon, Portugal.

2014
Belenius /Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden.

2013
When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes, MoCAD, Detroit, USA.
Kunsthalle Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland.

2012
Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, Germany.
Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden.

2010
Galerie Nordenhake, with Christian Andersson, Stockholm, Sweden.

2009
Museum of Contemporary Art, curated by Chris Sharp, Detroit, USA.
Lichthaus Arnsberg, Arnsberg, Germany.
Culturgest, curated by Chris Sharp, Porto, Portugal.

2008
Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, Germany. 

2007
Hollybush Gardens, London, UK.
Sies + Höke Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany.
Marabouparken Annex, Soundbyberg, Sweden.

2005
Galerija Gregor Podnar, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Baltic Art Center, Visby, Sweden.
Elastic Gallery, Malmö, Sweden.

2002
MUU Galeria, Helsinki, Finland.
UKS, Oslo, Norway.
Luna International, Berlin, Germany.

2001
MA-Exhibition, Peep, Rooseum, Malmö, Sweden.

1999
Wednesday Project, Y-1, Stockholm, Sweden.

Selected group exhibitions

2016
2006 IMMERSIONS 2016, Institut d’art contemporain, Villeurbanne, France. 

2015
Space Is Only NoiseBelenius/Nordenhake Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden.
Working Drawings and Other Visible Things on Paper Not Necessarily Meant To Be Viewed as Art (After Bochner), CAC Bukovje/Landskrona for Kilometre of Sculpture, Võru, Estonia.
ETE 78, Special opening time during Art Brussels for exhibitors and VIP pass holders, 78 Rue de l’Eté, Brussels, Belgium.
IN/VISIBLE, In Search of the Invisible Masterpiece, Frac Lorraine at The ikob, Museum of Contemporary Art, Eupen, Belgium.
Art et Archéologie. Les narrations de l’absence, Musée d’Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France.

2014
Coffee & Ink, Galeria Casas Riegner, Bogota, Colombia.
The Registry of Promise – 3: The Promise of Moving Things, Centre d’art contemporain d’Ivry – le Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine, France.

2013
Old-School ASMR, CAC Bukovje, Landskrona, Sweden.
Bring in the Noise, Ormston House, curated by Mary Cremin, Limerick City, Ireland.
PIROEROTOMACHIA, curated by Krzysztof Gutfrański, Galeria Arsenał, Poznan, Poland.
Works on Paper, i8 Gallery, Reykjavík, Island.
1966-79, Institut dʼart contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes, France.
EXPLODED VIEW* … INTERFACE** … LETTER & SPIRIT*** , La><art, Los Angeles, USA.
Collection Joseph Kouli, Mains d’Oeuvres, Saint Ouen, France.
When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, USA.

2012
When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, USA.
Vitruvian Man, CREDAC, Ivry-sur-Seine, France.
Dimensions Variables, Institut d’art contemporain, Villeurbanne, France.
Beyond Words, Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst (GAK), Bremen, Germany.

2011
On the Nature of Things, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, Canada.
Untitled, 12th Istanbul Biennial, curated by Adriano Pedrosa and Jens Hoffmann, Istanbul, Turkey.
Under Destruction, curated by Chris Sharp and Gianni Jetzer, Swiss Institute, New York City, USA.
The emergence of things, STUK Kunstcentrum, Löwen, Belgium.

2010
Displaced Division, Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Under Destruction, Museum Tinguely, curated by Chris Sharp, Basel, Switzerland.
The Moderna Exhibition 2010, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden.
Being There, Meet Factory, curated by Chris Sharp, Prague, Czech Republic.
The Mousetrap or Something old something new something borrowed something blue, Galleria
Tiziana Di Caro, curated by Chris Sharp, Salerno, Italy.

2009
La Preuve Concrète, Centre Européen d´Actions Artistiques et Contemporaines (CEAAC), curated by Bettina Klein, Strasbourg, France.
Un Plan Simple (1/3 Perspective), La Maison Pop, curated by Le Bureau, Montreuil, France.

2008
L´Éternel Retour (1/ La Méduse), La Salle de Bains, Lyon, France.
Disarming Matter, Dunkers kulturhus, curated by Chris Sharp, Helsingborg, Sweden.
Object, The Undeniable Success of Operations, Stedelijk Museum Bureau, curated by Krist Gruijthuijsen and Falke Pisano, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Exploded View, Studio La Città,Verona, Italy.
Trava Linguas (Tongue-twister), Vera Cortes, curated by Joana Neves, Lisbon, Portugal.

2007
The Garden of Cyrus, Galerie Edouard Manet, curated by Yoann Gourmel, Gennevilliers, France.
Vergänglichkeit, Galerie Schleicher + Lange, Paris, France.
Die Wörter, Die Dinge, Kunstverein, curated by Vanessa Müller, Düsseldorf, Germany.

2006
Objet à part, La Galerie, curated by Bettina Klein, Noisy-le-Sec, France.
Phases of the Moon, Irma Vep Lab, Lieu de creation contemporaine, curated by Laurent Montaron & Caroline Ferreira, Châtillon sur Marne, France.
How Soon Is Now, Luis Seoane Foundation, curated by Pablo Fanego, Coruña, Spain.
On Metaphors, Pori Art Museum, curated by Luigi Fassi, Pori, Finland.
Dreamlands Burn, Mucsarnok Kunsthalle, curated by Edit Molnar and Livia Paldi, Budapest, Hungary.
Humour Me, H&R Block Art Space, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, USA.

2005
Nothingness, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Kranj/Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Temporary Import, Art Forum, Berlin, Germany.

2004
Rendez-Vous, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Lyon, France.
Nothingness, Galerie Eugen Lendl, Graz, Austria.
(dys)function, Lunds Konsthall, with Attila Csörgő, Ceal Floyer, Rivane Neuenschwander, curated by Mats Stjernstedt, Lund, Sweden. (cat.)
Heimweg, Galerie Martin Kudlek, Cologne, Germany. (cat.)
Emotions Eins, Frankfurter Kunstverein, curated by Nicholaus Schafhausen, Frankfurt, Germany.
Venture, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Kranj/Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Old Habits die Hard, Sparwasser HQ, Berlin, Germany. (cat.)
10e Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement, Centre pour l’Image Contemporaine, Genève, Switzerland. (cat.)

2003
Wild Strawberries and Familiar Haunts, Suite 106 Gallery, New York City, USA.
OK, Video Art, National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia. (cat.)
Cultural Territories, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, curated by
Barbara Steiner, Leipzig, Germany. (cat.)
Nya Namn / New Names, Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö, Sweden. (cat.)
Modesty, Galerija Skuc, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

2002
Modesty, Steirischer Herbst, Pavel-Haus, curated by Gregor Podnar & Livia Paldi, Laafeld, Austria.
P-A-U-S-E, 4th Gwangju Biennale, curated by Charles Esche & Hou Hanru, Gwangju, South Korea. (cat.)

2001
Greetings from Liverpool, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, UK.
VI, Nomadsland, Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, curated by Charles Esche, Malmö, Sweden.
Et Annet Sted, Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen, Norway.
Blick: New Scandinavian Film and Video, video-screening selected by Maria Lind, Moderna Museet and Rebecca Gordon Nesbitt, NIFCA, various venues. (cat.)

2000
Videoshop, Edinburgh, UK. (cat.)
Viva Scanland, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, UK.

1999
Cashbox, Galleri Box, Göteborg, Sweden.
Zwischenräume 4, Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover, Germany.

1998
Urban Angst, Out of Sight Seminar, Malmö, Sweden.
Narrative Structures, Forumgalleriet, Malmö, Sweden.

1997
Non-Stop Videobar, Göteborg, Sweden.
Under Ytan, Lysekil, Sweden.

Education, prizes, grants

MA of Fine Arts, Malmö Art Academy, Sweden, 1996-2001.
Hovedskous Skulptur, Gothenburg, Sweden, 1995-1996.
Signal Gallery (co-founder & boardmember), Malmö, Sweden, 1998-2001.
Hähnels Donationsfond, Sweden, 2001.
NIFCA, Suomenlinna Residency, Helsinki, Finland, 2002.
Konstnärsnämnden, (one-year working grant) Sweden, 2003.
Malmö Art Museum, Aase & Richard Björklunds Prize, Sweden, 2003.
IASPIS Internationellt Kulturutbyte  (support for international exhibition) 2003, 2004 and 2009.
Konstnärsnämnden Kostnadskrävande project (production grant) Sweden, 2004.
Production in Residence, Baltic Art Centre, Visby, Sweden, 2005.
Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center Istanbul Residency, Turkey, 2005.
International Residence at Centre International des Récollets, Paris, France, 2007.
Konstnärsnämnden (two-years working grant) Sweden, 2007.

Public collections

FRAC Lorraine, Metz, France.
Frac Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France.
Institut d’Art Contemporain (IAC), Villeurbanne, France.
Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz/Basel, Switzerland.
Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö, Sweden.
Museu de Arte do Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.