Approved: 14.08.2007

Alex Dipple

Artist, Maker, Writer

Approved: 14.08.2007

My work hinges on the relationship between the formal and material details of newspapers, which act as a counterpoint to the abstract and often disconnected nature of news itself. 

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  • Location: London
  • Activities: Practice-based research, Private commissions, Creative writing, Studio practice
  • Categories: Project, Installation, Mixed Media, Painting, Sculpture
  • Tags: text, painting, installation, newspapers, silkscreen printing, printmaking, sculpture, the everyday, research




    My work hinges on the relationship between the formal and material details of newspapers, which act as a counterpoint to the abstract and often disconnected nature of news itself. 

    If the everyday is associated with grey, humble and imprecise elements of banality, then it could be seen as opposed to the capitalist social scene, whose image, constructed by the media, is colourful, optimistic and logical. It is possible to assert that the everyday is what is left over after rationalist thought has exhausted the world of meaning. 



    CV & Education

    A L E X   D I P P L E




    5 Tullis House

    Frampton Park Road


    E9 7NT

    07792 143568


    07792 143568




    2014 - 2016 Central Saint Martins, MA Fine Art (Distinction)

    1987 - 1991 University of Brighton, Faculty of Art and Design

                        (Critical Fine Art Practice)



    2016.11 Studio Life Lines, part of Photo Month Festival 2016, London

    2016.06 Print/5, The Bomb Factory Art Foundation, London

    2016.05 Degree Show One, Central Saint Martins, London

    2016.03 KWERSCHNITT, Schau Fenster Galerie, Berlin

    2016.03  DECAPOD, AirSpace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent – 10 year anniversary group show

    2015.09 “PRINT”, École nationale supérieure des arts visuels de La Cambre, Brussels

    2015.06 Autocatalytic Future Games, No Format Gallery, London

    2015.06 Cultivate Presents Play, London

    2015.05 Activating The Archive, Banner Repeater, London

    2015.03 Metaphonica, Central Saint Martins, London

    2015.02 CHINESE OPEN 2015, Q Park Chinatown, London

    2014.11 Kiko Presents, Campbell Works, London

    2014.10 The Lights Are On, Fox Court, London

    2014.03 Indefinite Article, Prescription Art, Brighton (Solo Show)

    2014.02 CHINESE OPEN 2014, Q Park Chinatown, London

    2014.01 Crossing Lines, And Model, Leeds

    2013.11 Stop/Action, Spike Island, Bristol

    2013.11 LINE DRIFT LOCI, Campbell Works, London

    2013.10 Purpose Maker, Galerie Wolkenbank, Germany (Solo Show)

    2013.07 The Very Small Literary Festival, Alldaybreakfast, Bristol

    2013.05 Memphis Social, Memphis, USA

    2012.09 'a photo-related family’ by alexcalledsimon projects (part of Whitstable Satellite Festival  


    2012.09 Was versteckst Du?, Kunsthalle Kühlungsborn, Kühlungsborn, Germany

    2011.03 A conspiracy of clippings, Campbell Works, London (Solo Show)

    2011.03 Collagerie, Stew Gallery, Norwich

    2008.11 Less is More, The Poetics of Erasure, Simon Fraser University,          

                   Vancouver, Canada

    2007.09 Re-Use: Everything Knows Itself, Vivo Media Arts Centre, Vancouver


    2007.07 Turbulence, Surface Gallery, Nottingham

    2007.07 CUBE Open, Manchester

    2006.06 Continuous Line of Dashes and Hyphens - iO Gallery, Brighton (Solo Show)

    2005.11 The POST Season at The Residence, London

    2005.10 ‘A Haunting’ - Manchester Metropolitan University, in collaboration with

                  Castlefield Gallerys PureScreen programme



    2015.05 L'OBRA, selected for OFFPRINT at Tate Modern

    2015.02 Activating the Archive, Banner Repeater, London

    2012.06 Corridor 8, Issue 3 Part 3. First Printed Edition of Soanyway Magazine.

    2012.04 Rhythm/Rytmi, HESA Inprint

    2012.02 SOANYWAY Magazine

    2011.10 Candid Magazine, Digital Issue #2

    2011.05 The Society for Curious Thought

    2011.03 Collagerie, Stew Gallery, catalogue essay by Nick Warner

    2009.07 Art Republic, artzine – Making yesterdays news today’s art

    2009.01 The Capilano Review, An Introduction to Less is More by Ariana Kelly

                   and Bill Jeffries.

    2007.07 Building Design Magazine, Questions to Hit the Spot by John Lee


    Awards and Prizes

    2016-2017 Artist in Residence at Croydon School of Art

    2016.05 The Aisha Caan Prize

    2014.04 New Collaborations Bursary, a-n Magazine

    2005.12 South East Arts, Grants for the Arts for Individuals