Alex Monteith

Born Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1977 and moved to Palmerston Nth, New Zealand in 1987 with family. Currently lives and work in Auckland, Aotearoa.

Completed BFA in Photography in 2001, MFA in Intermedia and the time based arts and DocFA at the Elam School of Fine Arts, The University of Auckland.
Between 1999 and 2008 actively involved in art discourse through exhibition, panel discussions and gallery floor talks (art galleries, film festivals, TV and radio both nationally and internationally).
Also a competitive surfer for 6 years, was the Irish National Women’s champ in 2001 and represented Ireland in both the 2002 ISA world surfing games in Durban, S.A. and the European Surfing Championships in 2001 in addition to competing on the NZ national circuit.
Selected Exhibitions

Big Wave Aotearoa, Tauranga Art Gallery & Shark-Alley, Mt Maungangui
A Taste of Ashes Fill the Air, CCP Melbourne
Mechanical Foreshore, Academy Cinema & Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland

Fields, SasaBassac Gallery Cambodia and St Paul St Gallery, Auckland 
Landscape Painting: Contemporary Video from Australasia, curated by Mark Feary / Artspace (Sydney)
Big Wave Aotearoa & Surface Movements, The Dowse Museum of Art, Lower Hutt 
If I Were to Live Here, Local Time Te Waiariki, Auckland Art Gallery, 5th Auckland Triennial, Auckland
Direct Democracy, Monash Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne (Aus)
Material Traces : Time and the Gesture in Contemporary Art, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montreal (Canada)
Temporary Mechanisims Alex Monteith, Gow Langsford Art Gallery, Auckland
Local Time - Delhi, Sarai Reader 09, curated by Raqs Media Collective, Devi Arts Foundation, New Delhi, (India)

Exercise Blackbird: Alex Monteith, Museum fur Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am main, curated by Bernd Reiss and Leonhard Emmerling, Frankfurt (Germany)
Frankfurter Kunstverein, Contact, 2.5 Kilometre Mono Action for a Mirage, Frankfurt, (Germany)
Rena, anniversary of the Rena Continer Ship Disaster, Tauranga Art Gallery Toi Tauranga
Local Time Horotiu, St Paul St Gallery, Auckland
Recontres Internationales Paris Berlin Madrid, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, 2.5 Kilometre Mono Action for a Mirage, New Zealand focus (pt 1)
Recontres Internationales Paris Berlin Madrid, Centre Pompidou, Paris France, Composition with RNZAF Exercise Blackbird, New Zealand focus (pt 2)
Last Ride in a Hot Air Balloon, Shed 6, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland, 4th Auckland Triennial, Red Session
Accelerated Geographies Alex Monteith, survey exhibition, Govett Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
Finalist, Walters Art Prize, Auckland art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland
Unnerved The New Zealand Project, Composition for RNZAF Red Checkers, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Queensland (Aus)

2009 Modern Physics, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Manukau, Auckland 
2008 Need for Speed, Passing Manoeuvre (Walters Prize 2010 nomination)St Paul St Gallery, Auckland