Alex Plumb

b. 1991

"Alex’s film work sits at the crossroads where the ordinary meets the extraordinary. His mysterious and highly stylised depictions of everyday life scratch beneath the surface and shine a light on the psychological nature of our world, particularly around desire and sexuality.
 
By working in the space between the real and the imagined, the familiar and the unknown, the intense beauty in Alex’s work is often charged with a sense of unease. It’s this unease or otherness that his practice hinges on, offering a space for both subject and viewer to face their own interiority.
 
Alex has been featured in multiple publications including Artnews New Zealand and D-Photo Magazine. His work is held in collections including The James Wallace Arts Trust. His work has shown widely in New Zealand, and internationally at venues including the Pingyao International Arts Festival, the Museo Nacional de Arte Contemporánea in La Paz, Bolivia, and Bowery Gallery, NYC, USA." - Artist Statement

“I liked very much that Alex Plumb drew us into mysterious, existential territory, that he trusted the psyche over sense". - Jane Campion

“These tableaus are somewhere between a visual poem and a mysterious story which capture something of the universality of human experience and our search for meaning." - John Daly-Peoples

CIRCUIT Projects 

CIRCUIT Distributors Screening, Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Germany (2021)

Selected Exhibitions

2021
CIRCUIT Distributors Screening, Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Germany

2019
Golden Boy, New Zealand International Film Festival

2017
Golden Boy, Venice Film Week, Italy / Barcelona International Film Festival, Spain / Auckland International Film Festival / Lift-Off Film Global Network, UK

2015
Beneath your strawberry flesh (solo), Sanderson Contemporary Art, Auckland
Below the apple tree (solo), The Pah Homestead Gallery, Auckland
Queering Ecologies, Allpress Gallery, Auckland

2014
AD15 Festival, St. Paul Street Gallery, Auckland
Hard Bodies, New Zealand Film Archive, Wellington
Anatomy is not destiny, Studio 

2013
Fold outside/in, St. Paul Street Gallery, Auckland
Transforming Topographies, The 5th Auckland Triennial, Auckland Art Gallery
Future Projections, White Studios, Auckland

Should love come first, Artstation, Auckland