b. 1992


London, UK


Working primarily with photography, and the notion of deconstructing virtual spaces, Alexander Burgess’ practice explores the relationship between the role that photography takes in understanding the virtual worlds manufactured by autonomous systems. His works appropriate small fragments of these digital surfaces, mainly automated digital mapping, through screenshots and screen capturing, and examine the shift of medium from photographic, to the inevitable fabrication of the surface through processes of averaging, cloning and repetition.


Since graduating from Camberwell College of Art, in 2014, Alexander lives and works in London exhibiting in various group shows including Fresh Faced + Wild Eyed at The Photographers’ Gallery, and The Open West, along with showing, constructing and curating solo shows. In 2015 he completed the LIFE BOAT residency forming the basis of his current practice.




Selected Exhibitions


2018 | Metadata - how we relate to images, Lethaby Gallery, London


2017 | Oxymoron/Oksýmoron, Treviso, Italy


2016 | Fotopub, Novo Mesto, Slovenia


2016 | On Landscape #3, Chard, Dorset


2016 | Peckham 24, Copeland Park, London


2015 | The Red Files, Schwartz Gallery, London


2015 | Fresh Faced + Wild Eyed 2015, The Photographers Gallery, London


2015 | Art15, Olympia, Kensington, London


2015 | The Open West, The Wilson Centre, Cheltenham


2015 | Guest Room: Bruno Creschel, Der Greif, Online


2014 | Creative Outlet, 272 High Holborn Showroom, London


2014 | Camberwell Graduate Show, Camberwell College of Arts, London


2014 | On Landscape #1, Guest Projects Space, London


2013 | Liminal, The Bear, London


2012 | Vault, Shoreditch Town Hall, London





2014 | 1:1 BA (Hons) Photography at Camberwell College of Art, UAL


2011 | Foundation Diploma in Fine Art and Design at Hereford College of Arts





2014-2015 | LIFE BOAT Studio Residency (Sponsored by Artquest, UAL and ACAVA), London





2014 | UAL Collection, High Holborn, London


2014 | Chris Wainwright, CCW Collection, London





2014 | BA Photography Technical Achievement Award


2014 | Camberwell Press Book Prize, Nominated