Alex Hubbard

American, b. 1975

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Alex Hubbard

American, b. 1975

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Alex Hubbard records himself assembling, manipulating, and destroying everyday objects, tightly framed and shot from above to form a painterly image. In his 2007 series "The Collapse of the Expanded Field," he arranges, smashes, spray-paints, and clears away a vase of flowers. Referencing Roman Signer and Peter Fischli & David Weiss in its use of slapstick and performative action, Hubbard’s emphasis on materiality also recalls Hans Namuth's films of Jackson Pollock at work. In the live Annotated Plans for an Evacuation performance at the Whitney (2010), the artist continuously altered a used car.

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Hammer Museum
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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
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Biography

Alex Hubbard records himself assembling, manipulating, and destroying everyday objects, tightly framed and shot from above to form a painterly image. In his 2007 series "The Collapse of the Expanded Field," he arranges, smashes, spray-paints, and clears away a vase of flowers. Referencing Roman Signer and Peter Fischli & David Weiss in its use of slapstick and performative action, Hubbard’s emphasis on materiality also recalls Hans Namuth's films of Jackson Pollock at work. In the live Annotated Plans for an Evacuation performance at the Whitney (2010), the artist continuously altered a used car.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Hammer Museum
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Whitney Biennial, and 1 more