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

2019
Kā paroro o haumumu: Coastal Flows / Coastal Incursions (solo), Dunedin Public Art Gallery

2017
Kā paroro o haumumu: Coastal Flows / Coastal Incursions (solo) St Paul ST Gallery, Auckland

2016
Surface Movements Te Piha, Te Uru Waitakere
Shadow V (solo), Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckand
THE BILL: For Collective Unconscious, Artspace, Auckland

2015
Rencontres Internationales, Paris, France

2014
Big Wave Aotearoa (solo), Tauranga Art Gallery, Mt Maungangui
A Taste of Ashes Fill the Air, CCP Melbourne, Australia
Mechanical Foreshore, Academy Cinema, Auckland; Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland

2013
Sasa, St Paul St Gallery, Auckland; Bassac Gallery, Cambodia
Landscape Painting: Contemporary Video from Australasia, Artspace, Australia
Big Wave Aotearoa & Surface Movements (solo), The Dowse Museum of Art, Lower Hutt
If I Were to Live Here, 5th Auckland Triennial, Auckland
Direct Democracy, Monash Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, Australia
Material Traces : Time and the Gesture in Contemporary Art, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montreal, Canada
Temporary Mechanisims (solo), Gow Langsford Art Gallery, Auckland
Local Time, Devi Arts Foundation, New Delhi, India

2012
Exercise Blackbird (solo), Museum fur Moderne Kunst Frankfurt, Germany
Rena, Tauranga Art Gallery Toi Tauranga
Local Time Horotiu, St Paul St Gallery, Auckland
 
2010
Last Ride in a Hot Air Balloon, Shed 6, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland
Accelerated Geographies (solo), Govett Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
Walters Art Prize, Auckland art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland