References (A man amongst Artists, aka the boy who makes others lives hell)

2012, 31.7 × 44 cm, digital C-print

References (A man amongst Artists, aka the boy who makes others lives hell)
References (A man amongst Artists, aka the boy who makes others lives hell)
Commentary

C-print from black and white photocopy of my high school leaving book, signed by an art teacher and a classmate. The inscriptions read (on the left:)

“To Alex,
a man amongst Artists... What a star, What a future.
All the best,
Mrs. Slack”

(on the right:)

“! FARRAR YOU NOB - JOCK! Well I’d love to say good luck (but I’m clearly not going to because you’re a cock!) Hell, everyone has flaws, you can’t help it if you could then you’d be an even bigger Tosser! You can’t be all the bad (oh but yes you can) - the number of times you’ve annoyed me are too great to even contemplate. But on a nice note (yes I’m nice, you’re not), I actually do hope you do well... to a certain degree. Well I’m going to stop now because I can’t quite believe I’m spending so much time on you- Jesus there’s something wrong with this. Laters Farrar aka - the boy who makes others lives Hell.”

exhibitions

Archipelago, 2012, VLAM, Amsterdam, NL. Young British Art II, 2012, curated by Ryan Gander and Christina von Rotenhan, DIENSTGEBÄUDE, Zurich, CH.

Alex Farrar
Born 1986, Leeds
Lives and works in Amsterdam and London

news
☞ 13.9.19 – 9.10.19 [solo exhibition] The exhibition will be titled after its installation, Bloc Projects, Sheffield
☞ 27.9.19 – 26.10.19 [solo exhibition] The exhibition will be titled after its installation, SE8, London
old news
☜ 1.5.17 – 1.5.19 [award/grant] For two years my work is generously supported by a grant for established artists from the Mondriaan Fund
☜ 15.2.19 – 31.3.19 [solo exhibition] Ecstatic, darkling with lofty, fumble/ Reverie, angst, bumble and grumble/ Lucid, limned with Rubin’s cornice and fifteen-odd semblable stumps, Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague
☜ 5.3.19 – 31.3.19 [group exhibition] Double Negative, @ChaShaMa, NYC, New York, curated by Darling Green
☜︎ 7.2.19 – 10.2.19 [solo presentation] Art Rotterdam w/Dürst Britt & Mayhew, Rotterdam
☜︎ 11.9.18 – 14.3.19 [guest artist-teacher] Fine Art Department, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
☜︎ 25.8.18 – 28.10.18 [residency/duo exhibition] Being as Becoming, Onomatopee, Eindhoven, with Philippine Hoegen, curated by Freek Lomme
☜︎ 10.5.18 – 23.6.18 [group exhibition] British Summer Time, Copperfield, London with Larry Achiampong, Ewa Axelrad, Joe Fletcher Orr, Rowena Harris, Jasleen Kaur, littlewhitehead
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exhibitions (2015–2019)
works (2015–2019)
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alex.farrar@hotmail.co.uk
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Dürst Britt & Mayhew
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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.