Scaffolding, re-purposed car alarms, carbatteries, electrical wire
Photo courtesy of the artist
Alex Gawronski is a Sydney based artist, writer, gallerist and academic. His work frequently focuses on the institutional dynamics that underwrite and determine how we see and consume art. Recent exhibitions of Gawronski’s include The National, an Australia-wide survey of mid-career and established artists for which he produced site-specific installations at the Art Gallery of NSW, the MCA and Carriage Works and Call of the Avant-Garde: Constructivism and Australian Art, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne. Elsewhere, Gawronski’s works have been shown at Artspace, the Performance Space and UTS galleries, Sydney; the Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) NSW; 200 Gertrude St, Margaret Lawrence gallery, Westspace, TCB inc. and 1st Floor, Melbourne; the Australian Experimental Art Foundation (AEAF) and Samstag Museum, Adelaide; the Institute of Modern Art (IMA), Brisbane; Contemporary Art Tasmania (CAT) and Plimsoll Gallery, the University of Hobart, Hobart; the Physics Room, Christchurch and the Aratoi/Wairapa Museum of Art and History, Masterton, NZ; Tokyo Wonder Site (TWS), Japan; Plato’s Cave, Brooklyn, New York; the British School in Rome (BSR) and the Tsagaandarium Art Gallery and Museum, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (among other venues). In 2014 Artspace Sydney published a monograph on Gawronski’s art and writing. Gawronski is a lecturer at Sydney College of the Arts (SCA).