Alexander Gutke

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

Zijn naam was Austerlitz/Austerlitz was his name, Tlön Projects, A Tale of A Tub, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Silver Lining, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, Germany.

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

Belenius /Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden.

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

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

Galerie Nordenhake, with Christian Andersson, Stockholm, Sweden.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, USA.
Lichthaus Arnsberg, Arnsberg, Germany.
Culturgest, Porto, Portugal.

Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, Germany. 

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

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

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

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

Wednesday Project, Y-1, Stockholm, Sweden.

Selected group exhibitions

Zijn naam was Austerlitz/Austerlitz was his name, curated by Sam Steverlynck, Tlön Projects, A Tale of A Tub, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Beyond Measure, TKM Bispegata, Trondheim, Norway.

No habrá nunca una puerta. Estás adentro. Pieces from the Coleção Teixeira de Freitas, Sala de Arte Santander, Madrid, Spain.

Measurements, Société Bruxelloise d’Électricité, Brussels, Belgium.
Recollection – A Journey After 28 Years, PROYECTOSMONCLOVA, Mexico City, Mexico.

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

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.
Trois Collectionneurs, autrement #2, ETE 78, 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.

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.

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.
Collection Joseph Kouli, Mains d’Oeuvres, Saint Ouen, France.
When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, USA.

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.

On the Nature of Things, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, Canada.
Untitled, 12th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey.
Under Destruction, Swiss Institute, New York City, USA.
The emergence of things, STUK Kunstcentrum, Löwen, Belgium.

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

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

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

The Garden of Cyrus, Galerie Edouard Manet, Gennevilliers, France.
Vergänglichkeit, Galerie Schleicher + Lange, Paris, France.
Die Wörter, Die Dinge, Kunstverein, Düsseldorf, Germany.

Objet à part, La Galerie, Noisy-le-Sec, France.
Phases of the Moon, Irma Vep Lab, Lieu de creation contemporaine, Châtillon sur Marne, France.
How Soon Is Now, Luis Seoane Foundation, Coruña, Spain.
On Metaphors, Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland.
Dreamlands Burn, Mucsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary.
Humour Me, H&R Block Art Space, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, USA.

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

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, Lund, Sweden.
Heimweg, Galerie Martin Kudlek, Cologne, Germany.
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.
10e Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement, Centre pour l’Image Contemporaine, Genève, Switzerland.

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

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.

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.

Videoshop, Edinburgh, UK.
Viva Scanland, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, UK.

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

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

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

Grants and prizes

Hovedskous Skulptur, Gothenburg, Sweden, 1995-1996.
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, 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.