Alex Ingram - Artist


Alex Ingram is an artist creating paintings, poetry and performance. He has a BA in Sculpture from Glasgow School of Art and a MA in Fine Art from Saint Martins School of Art and Design. He has exhibited at the Whitechapel Art Gallery and at the Bloomberg Space in London

"The object is the medium, in it is an innate purpose, a whisper of what is possible through its function, prompting the artists interaction, resulting in a poetic interpretation without a definite reading/realisation but a personal one.

My response to object/medium is a prompting of inspiration as if always there, an act of remembering what is hidden. This is the difference between an everyday object and found object, our own personal perspectives bring particular meanings from universal props.


I am interested in this moment and the space between object/medium and the poetic by occupying the moment through process.


In my work I inhabit the moment through painting, poetry, melody, photography and video art. My preoccupation is the idea of the performative. I am currently painting in the vein of Process Art with found form/metaphor as sunrises and sunsets in open landscapes. I am also interested in writing songs in free verse which have culminated in a series of folk songs touching on melancholy and narratives of loss.

I have recently found a synchronicity between the folk songs and past videos I have made and am interested in how they have the same intuitive resonance."  -  see YouTube in Links
Selected Works / Exhibitions
The Hummingbirds of Midnight
Book of Music Lyrics
Happy Was The Man
Imagined Horizons
Leytonstone Art Trail
East London
Imagined Landscapes (Solo Show)
The Chopperchunky Gallery
Chaos and Control
The Chopperchunky Gallery
group abstract art exhibition
Fire Spirits
Botanical Days
Poetry Book
Tender Boy
Children's Book - themanwithoutareference
Painting Exhibition - 119 Cafe, Hackney
Bird God
Anthology - themanwithoutareference
Merry Months Of  May 
And a Fox Cried - Publication - themanwithoutareference


Group Show - Long White Cloud




Never Again  - Publication - themanwithoutareferene

Cinema  - Publication - themanwithoutareferene

Under the Skin – Group Show - Core Arts

One Hundred on the Horizon  - Publication



Touched - Solo Show - Core Arts

Over The radar - Group Show - Core Arts


Forget Who You Are – Group Show - The Museum of childhood - 18 June - 16 October

The Outsider – Group Show - Core Arts)


All That Glitters Is Not Institution - Whitechapel Art Gallery

Barmy Park – Group Show - Bethnal Green Library

Dark Town  - Publication

Boxes  - Publication

Lull  - Publication

A Season Breaks – Collaboration

Spaceman Cometh  - Publication – Not Your Average Type, 2010

White Works  - Publication – Not Your Average Type, 2010

White Works - Solo Show - Core Arts




L’exposition du de ja vu - Goup Show/co-curator– Core Blimey Arts, Deptford, London


I’ve done nothing wrong today  - Publication - Chipmunkapublishing, 2007

Not Your Average Type – Publication –  Core Arts, London, 2007

Not Your Average Type – Group Show - Core Arts

Enchanted garden - Group Show / co-curator -  London

Art Tarts Take Away - Group Show / co-curator  – 157 Gallery, Peckham, London


Black Box Theatre - Screening - Sweden

Brief Interludes - Screening - Nottingham

3 Minute warning - Screening - In-between Time Festival, Bristol, 

Mutiny Exhibition  - Group Show - Bargehouse Space, London


Mind is a horse - Group Show - Bloomberg Space, London

Eel - Screening - 291 Gallery, London



Various Shows and Screenings

The Big Stage, Umbrella arts group, Cardiff

Koneisto Festival, Finland

E-phos Video Festival, Greece

Nothing Exhibition, Mead Gallery, Coventry

EXPO 2001, Nottingham

St. Petersburg Performance Festival, Russia

TRACKS Exhibition (co-curator), Amsterdam