Vikky Alexander

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Vikky Alexander (b. 1959, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada) has worked in photography, sculpture, and installation since the 1980s. Her work is characterized by an ongoing consideration of illusion and desire within design and architecture. Through the appropriation of images of people and landscapes, Alexander recognizes the artificial as a space of utopian fantasy that is built into design and photographic advertisements. Her work extracts and inverts these forms and creates images and installations that explore the relationship between desire, capitalism, and commodification. Alexander’s work is associated with both the 1980s Appropriation Art movement, the Vancouver School of conceptual photography, and the Pictures Generation.

Alexander received her BFA the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1979. Having exhibited professionally since 1981, Alexander has shown in venues such as The New Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, DIA Art Foundation, New York; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA; Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland; Vancouver Art Gallery, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada; Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK; Yokohama Civic Art Gallery, Yokohama, Japan; Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Tiawan; amongst others. Her works can be found in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; International Center for Photography, New York; The New School, New York; and the Deste Foundation, Athens. Since 1992 Alexander has been professor of photography in the Visual Arts Department at the University of Victoria in Canada. Alexander currently lives and works between Vancouver and Montreal, Canada. 

Vikky Alexander

Nordic Rock at the Fonderie Darling

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Nordic Rock, 2020

Exhibition at the Fonderie Darling, Montreal

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Extreme Beauty at the Vancouver Art Gallery

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Extreme Beauty at the Vancouver Art Gallery, 2019

Vancouver, Canada

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Between Dreaming & Living #12 1985/2008

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Between Dreaming & Living #12, 1985/2008

Cibachrome print

Edition of 3, 2 AP

20" X 24"
50.8cm X 60.96cm

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Between Dreaming & Living #11 1985/2008

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Between Dreaming & Living #11, 1985/2008

Cibachrome print

Edition of 3, 2 AP

20" X 24"
50.8cm X 60.96cm

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Between Dreaming & Living #10 1985/2008

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Between Dreaming & Living #10, 1985/2008

Cibachrome print

Edition of 3, 2 AP

20" X 24"
50.8cm X 60.96cm

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Between Dreaming & Living #9 1985/2008

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Between Dreaming & Living #9, 1985/2008

Cibachrome print

Edition of 3, 2 AP

20" X 24"
50.8cm X 60.96cm

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Between Dreaming & Living #8 1985/2008

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Between Dreaming & Living #8, 1985/2008

Cibachrome print

Edition of 3, 2 AP

24" X 20"
60.96cm X 50.8cm

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Between Dreaming & Living #7 1985/2008

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Between Dreaming & Living #7, 1985/2008

Cibahrome print

Edition of 3, 2 AP

24" X 20"
60.96cm X 50.8cm

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Between Dreaming & Living #6 1985/2008

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Between Dreaming & Living #6, 1985/2008

Cibachrome print

Edition of 3, 2 AP

24" X 20"
60.96cm X 50.8cm

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Between Dreaming & Living #5 1985/2008

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Between Dreaming & Living #5, 1985/2008

Cibachrome print

Edition of 3, 2 AP

24" X 20"
60.96cm X 50.8cm

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Between Dreaming & Living #4 1985/2008

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Between Dreaming & Living #4, 1985/2008

Cibachrome print

Edition of 3, 2 AP

20" X 24"
50.8cm X 60.96cm

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Between Dreaming & Living #3 1985/2008

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Between Dreaming & Living #2, 1985/2008

Cibachrome print

Edition of 3, 2 AP

20" X 24"
50.8cm X 60.96cm

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Between Dreaming & Living #2 1985/2008

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Vikky Alexander - Between Dreaming & Living #2, 1985/2008

Cibachrome print

Edition of 3, 2 AP

20" X 24"
50.8cm X 60.96cm

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Between Dreaming & Living #1 1985/2008

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Between Dreaming & Living #1 , 1985/2008

Cibachrome print

Edition of 3, 2 AP

20" X 24"
50.8cm X 60.96cm

Vikky Alexander

Descent

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Descent, 1982

Cibachrome with over matte

Edition of 5, 2 AP

12" X 14"
30.48cm X 35.56cm

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St. Sebastian

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St. Sebastian, 1982

Type C print, matte

Unique, 1 AP

51" X 39"
129.54cm X 99.06cm

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Blue Obsession

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Blue Obsession, 1983

Silver print with blue plexi

Unique, 1 AP

36" X 72"
91.44cm X 182.88cm

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Numero Deux

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Numero Deux, 1982

Type C print, matte

Unique, 1 AP

37" X 125"
93.98cm X 317.5cm

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Four Seasons

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Four Seasons, 1980

Cibachrome print

Unique, 1 AP

40" X 91.5"
101.6cm X 232.41cm