Alex Spremberg


Germany, 1950

After completing art school in Germany, Alex Spremberg moved to Perth in 1982, and is currently undertaking doctoral studies at the School of Design and Art at Curtin University. A significant survey exhibition of his work was mounted at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery of the University of Western Australia in 1994 (Painting 1976 – 1994) and a significant solo exhibition of his new work was mounted at PICA in 2011, called Wrong Angles. Spremberg has also participated in numerous group exhibitions, both locally and abroad, including at Paris Concrete, France (2012), FABRIKculture, Hégenheim, France (2012); at Galerie Stella A, Berlin, Germany (2010, 2009, 2007, 2003); at Galerie Katharina Krohn, Basel, Switzerland, (2008, 2007); at the Regionale, Kunsthaus L6, Freiburg, Germany, (2006); at Galerie Beeld & Ambeeld, The Netherlands, (2004); and at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth (2003).

Among many other awards, Spremberg won the prestigious BankWest Contemporary Art Prize in 2004. He has also received several grants, including a six-months residency in Basel, Switzerland, awarded by the International Artists Exchange Program (2006) and a Creative Development Fellowship Grant from ArtsWA in 2007. His work is represented in many prominent public and private collections across Australia, including that of the National Gallery of Australia; the National Gallery of Victoria; the Art Gallery of Western Australia; the Art Gallery of South Australia; the University of Western Australia; Curtin University; Edith Cowan University; Murdoch University; Artbank; BankWest, the City of Perth; Wesfarmers; the Holmes a Court Collection and Daimler Chrysler, Berlin.

Spremberg lectures at the Central Institute of Technology and has been a guest lecturer at Curtin University and Edith Cowan University. He has had numerous solo exhibitions at Galerie Düsseldorf in Perth and Karen Woodbury Gallery in Melbourne.