About

Current Practice
The fascination for architecture and space has informed my practice. Throughout my work, I focus on spatial investigations and the meanings and experience of domesticity and space. I pose questions about the familiar and the foreign, as well as about relationships and communicative exchange. Storytelling and spatial transformations are central to my work.

Short Biography
Alexandra Carambellas (*1970, London) studied Fine Arts at Central St. Martins College and Middlesex University in London from 1997 to 2001.
Aditionally to her artistic practice, Alexandra has been teaching various workshops in Switzerland and abroad and has been working at Zurich University of the Arts: from 2004 to 2016 as research associate and co-leader of the MAS & CAS Spatial Design programme and since 2016 as research associate in the artists-in-labs program at the Institute for Cultural Studies in the Arts.

Exhibitions (solo)
2016 Spuren und Geschichten, with Bruno Alder, Gleis 70, Zurich
2013 youngart.ch presents Alexandra Carambellas (Online-Exhibition)
2009 Crossroads, Projektraum *t20, Zurich
2007 Heimatland, station 21 – plattform für junge Kunst, Zurich
2005 In den Raum gestellt, Kunsthalle Artefiz, Zurich

Group (selection)
2018 KUNST: SZENE ZÜRICH 2018, Quartiertreff Zehntenhaus, Zurich
2018 EXPOSITION XL, KunstRaum R57 anderswo, Zurich
2017 Untertage – visarte & guests present, Dolder Waldhaus, Zurich
2015 Thinking/Drawing, curious projects, Eastbourne, UK
2014 Schöne Bescherung, visarte, Art Dock, Zurich
2013 Entgrenzung, sihlquai55 offspace, Zurich
2011 Kunstszene Zürich, Zollfreilager, Zurich
2011 Brücken und Strassen zur Realität, Casa del Arte, Zurich
2011 open]art[space 2011, ehemalige Brauerei Potsdam
2010 Baustelle, stand-by-visions, Museum Bärengasse, Zurich
2009 Bildwelten_3, KunstRaum R57, Zurich
2009 Arte in Luce 2009, Villagio Olimpico, Turin
2008 Schwerelos, Badeanstalt Utoquai, Zurich
2005 Insomnia, Bargehouse – Oxo Tower, London
2003 Hinterland, Imagebase, Zurich
2001 Dis-mantle, Quicksilver Place Gallery, London

Projects
2018 Co-production video material (with artist Nicole Henning). ISABELLE (by John Berger & Nella Bielski), theatre production by Volksbühne Basel, premiere at Druckereihalle Ackermannshof, Basel
2009 raumsprung – interlokal, Open Studios organised by the City of Zurich
2004 Project FUGE, Temporary use of the Housing Estate Bernerstrasse, Zurich (Verein pro Fuge, Pro Helvetia, F+F, HGKZ)

Press
2011 Das Bauhaus wacht auf: Open-Art-Space II in alten Mauern, Märkische Allgemeine Zeitung, von Lothar Krone
2008 Von Buchstaben und Zeichen, Solothurner Zeitung, von Pia Zeugin
2006 Die Ökonomie des Quadrats, Der Landbote, von Christina Peege
2005 Hinterhältig, 20 Minuten Week Magazin, von Jan Graber
1997 Künstlerische Ausgestaltung im Personalrestaurant Topolino, Die Brücke