Code Duello (promo)

2012, 84.1 × 59.4cm [double sided], offset print on 120gsm paper

Code Duello (promo)
Code Duello (promo)

In 2012 whilst on a residency at Hotel Maria Kapel, Hoorn (NL) Harry Meadley and I carried out a duel with artworks. Guided by a found duelling rule book, we sealed themselves inside a purpose built Render Room, and took it in turns to call out an artwork, or in some cases, progression of artworks in retaliation to each of our attempts to finish the fight and silence each other.

In the immediate aftermath of the fight, fifty conceptually completed works were registered by their titles and descriptions and distributed as a limited edition poster.


Eyes on the Prize, 2012, Trade Gallery, Nottingham, UK.

Alex Farrar
Born 1986 in Leeds, United Kingdom
20.4.18, 10am – 6pm, I will be speaking at a one day ‘Distributed’ conference organised by David Blamey and Joshua Trees in Lecture Theatre 1, Royal College of Art, London
29.3.18 – 2.4.18 Unfair at Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam
22 - 26.2.18 Christie’s Fundraiser Auction for Unfair 2018 at Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
21 – 25.2.18 Arco Madrid with Dürst Britt & Mayhew
16.2.18 – 24.3.18 ‘Body Building’ group exhibition at Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague
7.2.18, 2 - 6pm, ‘Circles of Recognition, Structures of Support: Becoming an Artist in Leeds Today’ seminar organised by the Henry Moore Institute, which will happen in the Henry Moore Lecture Theatre, Leeds Art Gallery
1.5.17 – 1.5.19 My work is generously supported by a grant for established artists from the Mondriaan Fonds (Netherlands)
recent exhibitions
Dürst Britt & Mayhew
COLOPHON was built with the ingenuity and patience of DisplayHooray.
The typeface used throughout is Maria Pro, created by Phil Baber, whose 2010 design for the Index book reappears here in the work pages.
Credit also goes to Qubik for my original website (2010–2014), which lives on in the icon based home page.