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Alexander Mourant is an artist, educator and writer based in London. He is a Lecturer in Photography at Kingston University. Solo exhibitions include Aomori at The Old Truman Brewery (2018) and Unseen Amsterdam (2018), and recent group exhibitions include To Walk in the Image, Lismore Castle Arts, Ireland (2023), At the Farthest Edge: Rebuilding Photography, NŌUA, Norway (2023), A Sudden Vanishing, Seen Fifteen Gallery, London (2023) and with fists, it kicks, it bites, Edel Assanti, London (2020). Mourant is a recipient of grants from Arts Council Norway, Arts Council England and ArtHouse Jersey. He has been commissioned by FT Weekend Magazine, Hapax Magazine and The Greatest Magazine, and included in BJP, The Guardian, Photograph, Photoworks, METAL Magazine and Photomonitor. He won the Free Range Award and was nominated for the Foam Paul Huf Award. Mourant is also a Member of Revolv Collective and Contributor at C4 Journal. He achieved BA Photography at Falmouth University, and MA Photography at Royal College of Art, London.

The work of Alexander Mourant embraces autobiography, literature and reference-based thinking, to create narratives that question the relationship between the body and the photographic medium. His practice is a deeply rooted investigation into photography, writing, performance and sculpture, and seeks to uncover a parallelism between action and theoretical discourse. Known for his post-conceptual approach and expanded research, he often utilises methodologies cultivated by the 1960s-70s Land Art movement, Performance and Arte Povera, to help question, or push, our understanding of the photographic. Mourant proposes how images may deal with temporality, spatiality and reflexivity, through new ways of thinking, and alludes to the photographic becoming a terrain itself, and a place we traverse.

Education

2020 - Royal College of Art, MA Photography (Distinction)

2017 - Falmouth University, BA (Hons) Photography (First Class Honours)

Solo Exhibitions

2018 - Unseen Amsterdam, Aomori, Seen Fifteen Gallery, Amsterdam, NL

2018 - The Old Truman Brewery, Aomori, London, UK

Group Exhibitions

2024 - ArtHouse Jersey, The Land and Us, Jersey, UK

2023 - Seen Fifteen Gallery, A Sudden Vanishing, curated by Vivienne Gamble, London, UK

2023 - NŌUA, At the Farthest Edge: Rebuilding Photography, Bodø, NO

2023 - Lismore Castle Arts, To Walk in the Image, curated by Susan Bright, Lismore, IE

2022 - Seen Fifteen Gallery, Orbits, Revolv Collective, London, UK

2022 - Photo50, London Art Fair, No Place is an Island, curated by Rodrigo Orrantia, UK

2021 - Tor Art Space, +1, Frankfurt, DE

2020 - Photo London Digital, Seen Fifteen Gallery, London, UK

2020 - Saatchi Gallery, London Grads Now, curated by Mandy Franca, London, UK

2020 - Edel Assanti, with fists, it kicks, it bites, curated by Edward Thomasson, London, UK

2020 - Unit 1 Gallery, Final, not Over, London, UK

2020 - ArtLacuna, A Rudimentary Education, London, UK

2020 - Royal College of Art, SHOW 2020, London, UK

2019 - Copeland Gallery, Where You Are Not, curated by Maddie Rose Hills, London, UK

2019 - Unseen Amsterdam, To Feel Its Touch, Seen Fifteen Gallery, Amsterdam, NL

2019 - Peckham 24, For Those Who Could See Beyond The Surface, curated by Emma Bowkett

2019 - Royal College of Art, WIP, London, UK

2018 - Jersey Arts Centre, Anniversary Exhibition, Jersey, UK

2018 - The Old Truman Brewery, Photoworks presents Collaborate at Free Range, London, UK

2017 - The Old Truman Brewery, South West Graduate Photography Prize, London, UK

2017 - CCA Galleries International, Summer Exhibition, Jersey, UK

2017 - The Old Truman Brewery, Free Range, London, UK

2015 - Berni Gallery, Jersey Arts Centre, The Original Student Art Exhibition, Jersey, UK

2015 - The Poly, End of Year Show, Falmouth, Cornwall, UK

2015 - theprintspace, PhotoVoice Awards, London, UK

2014 - CCA Galleries International, Jersey, Gallery Magazine: Student Awards, Jersey, UK

Curation

2024 - Curator: Grafting: The Land and the Artist, Photo50, London Art Fair, UK

2024 - Curator: The Land and Us, ArtHouse Jersey, Jersey, UK

2023 - Curator: Clare Strand: The Colder the Weather the Warmer the Hearts, NŌUA, Bodø, NO

2023 - Curator: At the Farthest Edge: Rebuilding Photography, NŌUA, Bodø, NO

2022 - Curator: A Trip to Earnse Bay, Cooke’s Studios, Barrow-in-Furness, UK

2022 - Curator: A Place to Call Home, Southside Shopping Centre, Wandsworth, UK

Teaching

2023 - Lecturer, Kingston University, BA (Hons) Photography

2023 - Visiting Tutor, Arts University Bournemouth, BA (Hons) Photography

2022 - Visiting Tutor, Arts University Bournemouth, BA (Hons) Photography

2022 - Visiting Lecturer and Tutor, University of Westminster, BA (Hons) Photography

2023 - Guest Lecturer, University of Westminster, BA Photography, Profile

2023 - Guest Lecturer, University of Westminster, BA Photography, Being with Photography

2022 - Guest Lecturer, University of Westminster, BA Photography, Think Then Shoot

2022 - Guest Lecturer, University of Westminster, BA Photography, The Artist and the Universe

2022 - Guest Lecturer, Kingston University, BA Photography

2022 - Guest Lecturer, Falmouth University, MA Photography

2021 - Guest Lecturer, Kingston University, BA Photography

2021 - Guest Lecturer, Arts University Bournemouth, BA Photography

2021 - Guest Lecturer, Swansea College of Art, BA Photography

2020 - Guest Lecturer, Kingston University, BA Photography

2019 - Guest Lecturer, Kingston University, BA Photography

2019 - Guest Lecturer, Falmouth University, BA Photography

2019 - Guest Lecturer, University of Huddersfield, All Levels (BA, MA & PhD)

2018 - Guest Lecturer, Kingston University, BA Photography

Talks / Panel Discussions

2024 - London Art Fair, Photo50 Panel, Land Matters, with Christiane Monarchi, Almudena Romero & Marisa Culatto

2023 - NŌUA, On Living Stones and Reaching

2022 - Livingmaps Network, A Place to Call Home

2021 - Four Corners, London Creative Network, On Collective Practice

2021 - Revolv Collective, Conversations with Artists, Laura Bivolaru x Alexander Mourant, A Vertigo Like Self

2021 - VOID Collective, Digital Futures among an Earthly Land

2020 - Royal College of Art, On Borders and Being, with Julia Crabtree, Katie Bret-Day & Roei Greenberg

2020 - Seen Fifteen, Time Light Chance, with Lina Ivanova & Victoria Doyle

2020 - ArtLacuna, What’s a Can of Worms Between Mates? with Victoria Doyle, Krasimira Butseva & Harry Gammer-Flitcroft

2019 - Copeland Gallery, On Blue and Photography, with Duncan Wooldridge, Tom Pope & Simone Mudde

2019 - Peckham 24, Visualising Community, with Karen McQuaid, Marianne Bjørnmyr, D Wiafe & Max Miechowski

2018 - The Old Truman Brewery, Aomori, with Professor Steve Macleod

2018 - Bryanston School, Artist Talk

Community & Creative Learning

2023 - ArtHouse Jersey, Artist Educator, Making Art Partnerships in Schools II

2023 - Hayward Gallery, Artist Educator, Secondary Schools Takeover, Mike Nelson

2023 - ArtHouse Jersey, Learning Curator, The Land and Us

2022 - Hayward Gallery, Artist Educator, Primary Schools Takeover, Strange Clay

2022 - ArtHouse Jersey, Artist Educator, Making Art Partnerships in Schools I

2022 - BarrowFull and Greengate School, Artist Educator, A Trip to Earnse Bay

2022 - Wandsworth Council’s Children’s and Arts Service, Lead Educator, A Place to Call Home

2021 - Wandsworth Council, Artist Educator, A Greener Picture: Photography and Climate Change

Workshops

2023 - ArtHouse Jersey, Sketching the Land: Photography, Drawing & Nature

2023 - d’Auvergne School, Portals: Towards Wizards and Islands VI

2023 - d’Auvergne School, Portals: Towards Wizards and Islands V

2023 - d’Auvergne School, Portals: Towards Wizards and Islands IV

2023 - d’Auvergne School, Portals: Towards Wizards and Islands III

2023 - d’Auvergne School, Portals: Towards Wizards and Islands II

2023 - d’Auvergne School, Portals: Towards Wizards and Islands I

2023 - Eyecan, ArtHouse Jersey, Sensory Redirection: The Journey of a Leaf Falling

2023 - Arts University Bournemouth, On Collaboration: Photo-Twister & Other Games IV

2023 - Arts University Bournemouth, On Collaboration: Photo-Twister & Other Games III

2023 - Arts University Bournemouth, On Collaboration: Photo-Twister & Other Games II

2023 - Arts University Bournemouth, On Collaboration: Photo-Twister & Other Games I

2023 - Hayward Gallery, Mike Nelson: Secondary Schools Takeover Day

2023 - Hayward Gallery, Mike Nelson: Extinction Beckons V

2023 - Hayward Gallery, Mike Nelson: Extinction Beckons IV

2023 - Hayward Gallery, Mike Nelson: Extinction Beckons III

2023 - Hayward Gallery, Mike Nelson: Extinction Beckons II

2023 - Hayward Gallery, Mike Nelson: Extinction Beckons I

2022 - Hayward Gallery, Strange Clay: Primary Schools Takeover Day

2022 - Hayward Gallery, Heathbrook Primary School, Strange Clay IV

2022 - Hayward Gallery, Heathbrook Primary School, Strange Clay III

2022 - Hayward Gallery, Heathbrook Primary School, Strange Clay II

2022 - Hayward Gallery, Heathbrook Primary School, Strange Clay I

2022 - GRAIN Projects, East Meets West Masterclass, Revolv Collective, On Collective Working

2022 - Greengate School, A House by the Sea II

2022 - Greengate School, A House by the Sea I

2022 - Greengate School, Earnse Bay, Whistle for the Wind

2022 - Heathmere School, Southside Shopping Centre, A Place to Call Home

2022 - Penwortham School, Southside Shopping Centre, A Place to Call Home

2021 - Chestnut Grove Academy, A Place to Call Home, Artist Talk & CPD Workshop Lead

2021 - Putney High School, A Place to Call Home, Artist Talk & CPD Workshop Lead

2021 - Emanuel School, A Place to Call Home, Artist Talk & CPD Workshop Lead

2021 - Hillbrook School, A Greener Picture: Photography and Climate Change

2021 - Hotham School, A Greener Picture: Photography and Climate Change

2021 - Earlsfield Primary, A Greener Picture: Photography and Climate Change 

2021 - St Faith’s School, A Greener Picture: Photography and Climate Change

2021 - West Hill Primary, A Greener Picture: Photography and Climate Change

2021 - Gatton School, A Greener Picture: Photography and Climate Change

2021 - Smallwood School, A Greener Picture: Photography and Climate Change 

2021 - Mosaic School, A Greener Picture: Photography and Climate Change

Writing

2023 - NŌUA, Catalogue Text: Clare Strand: The Colder the Weather the Warmer the Hearts

2023 - C4 Journal, Essay: At the Farthest Edge: Rebuilding Photography

2022 - C4 Journal, Review: those eyes - these eyes - they fade

2022 - C4 Journal, Review: This Creaking Floor and All the Ceilings Below

2021 - C4 Journal, Review: Furze

2020 - On Living Stones and Reaching: The Wilderness of Words

2019 - The Journal: On Being Someone Other

2017 - Land Art, Photography and Time

Commissions / Residencies

2023 - NŌUA, Project Room #1

2022 - Hapax Magazine, Issue 3 (2022/2023), North East South West

2020 - The Eye Sees, Arles, Entractes 14, When the Image Returns to Glass

2020 - HGG London, The Bell Tower

2019 - FT Weekend Magazine / Photo London, My London

2018 - The Greatest Magazine, Issue 14, The Lightness

Awards

2019 - Foam Paul Huf Award - Nomination

2017 - Free Range Award - Winner

2017 - Metro Imaging Award - Winner

2017 - South West Graduate Photography Prize - Finalist

2016 - NCVO and PhotoVoice Photography Prize - Finalist

2015 - Jersey Arts Centre’s, Original Student Art Award - Winner

2015 - theprintspace, PhotoVoice Awards - Finalist

Grants

2023 - Arts Council Norway - www.kulturradet.no

2021 - ArtHouse Jersey - www.arthouse.je

2018 - ArtHouse Jersey - www.arthouse.je

2018 - Jersey Bursary - www.gov.je

2018 - Arts Council England - www.artscouncil.org.uk

2017 - ArtHouse Jersey - www.arthouse.je

Publications

2023 - Tall Poppy Press, Site Specific: Photography Exhibitions from around the World, edited by Matt Dunne and Callum Beaney

2022 - Hapax Magazine, Issue 3 (2022/2023), North East South West

2021 - The Ivy Press, Gemma Padley, Look At This If You Love Great Photography

2020 - The RIBA Journal, November, City I

2020 - FotoFilmic, JRNL 6, Autumn, I Could Not Tell Glass from Air

2020 - Dulwich Picture Gallery, In View, The Lightness, Summer

2020 - Folium Publishing, fall into place, foreword by Tom Lovelace and Penelope Umbrico

2019 - Photograph, Jan/Feb, 30th Anniversary Special, Blue Parrot

2018 - The Greatest Magazine, Issue 14, The Lightness

2018 - Unseen Magazine, Issue 5, Aomori

2018 - Penguin Random House, Notes from the Fog: Ben Marcus, Display Dome with Atmosphere

2017 - Source Photographic Review, no. 90, Aurelian

2017 - British Journal of Photography, no. 7862, Aurelian

2016 - Gallery Magazine: The APPETITE issue, no. 128, Out of Africa

2016 - Gallery Magazine: The PARTNERSHIPS issue, no. 127, Ethiopia and Kenya

2016 - Gallery Magazine: The SOLO issue, no. 126, Cairo to Cape Town: Africa’s Plastic Footprint

2016 - PhotoVoice: Issue 3, Africa’s Plastic Footprint

2015 - Gallery Magazine: Evolution Issue no. 116, Beauty in Rumination

2014 - Gallery Magazine: Jersey Style Magazine no.110, Blue Railing

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