Lives & Works in Paris, France
Alex Burke was born in 1944 in Fort de France,Martinique and left in 1963 to study at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Nancy (France).
Alex Burke’s expansive career has seen the artist produce multimedia assemblage structures that critique compartmentalised, normative society amongst other themes. More recent works have explored the ideas of trade, travel, displacement and the movement of goods of all kinds is expressed in these installations, a telescoping of past and present. In the late 1970s, his work came to the attention of Dany Bloch of the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, who invited him to take part in the exhibition ‘Les boîtes’ at the same museum. This was followed by numerous solo exhibitions in the provinces and in Paris, notably at the Galerie Pierre Lescot. Group exhibitions in the provinces, in Paris and also abroad, notably at the Taipei Fine Art Museum (Taiwan), at the MALBA, Buenos Aires, at the Brooklyn Museum, at the Museum of Art and Design in New York, at the Estonia Museum of Applied Art and Design (Tallin).