Alex Villar

Born in Brazil ‘62, based in New York, MFA from Hunter College ‘98 and Whitney ISP fellow 2000. Villar’s work draws from interdisciplinary theoretical sources; it employs video, installation and photography. His individual and collaborative projects are part of a long-term investigation of potential spaces of dissent in the urban landscape; it has often taken the form of an exploration of negative spaces in architecture.

Selected exhibitions include the New Museum, Mass MoCA, Drawing Center, The Menil Collection, Exit Art, Art in General, Apexart and Dorsky Gallery in the U.S.; Museum London in Canada; Institute of International Visual Arts, the Whitworth Art Gallery and Hansberg/Woolf in the U.K, Museu de Arte Moderna, Paço Imperial and Funarte in Brazil; Museu da Cidade in Portugal; Galleri Tommy Lund and Overgaden in Denmark, UKS and Oslo Künstforening in Norway; Contemporary Art Centre in Lithuania; the Goteborg Konstmuseum, Rumänska kulturinstitutet and Signal in Sweden; Galeria Arsenal and Crossroads Center in Poland; Beirut Art Center in Lebanon; the Breeder in Greece; New Plymouth in New Zealand; Zendai Moma in China; Marco Museum in Spain; Kölnischer Kunstverein, Lichthaus, Halle fur Kunst and Internationale Kurzfilmtage in Germany.

Education

  • Whitney Independent Study Program, New York, U.S. 2000
  • M.F.A. Hunter College, New York, U.S. 1998
  • Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1988
  • B.S. Hélio Alonso, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1984

Solo Exhibtions and Collaborations

  • Alex Villar, Hansberg/Woolf, Glasgow, Scotland, 2011
  • Waste Management, New York, U.S. 2006 de-tour at uks, UKS, Oslo, Norway, 2005
  • Upward Mobility, the New Museum, New York, U.S. 2004
  • Tropes and Thresholds, Signal, Malmo, Sweden, 2004
  • Irrational Intervals and Other Ways, Conduit Gallery, Dallas, U.S. 2003
  • Irrational Intervals, World Financial Center, New York, U.S. 2002
  • Upward Mobility, Danger Museum project room, inIVA, London, England, 2002
  • Back and Forth, Vacancy Gallery, New York, U.S. 2001
  • Not a Place, Galerie Joanna Kamm, Berlin, Germany, 2001
  • Other Ways, Art Container, New York, U.S. 2001
  • Other Ways, Galeri Tommy Lund, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2001
  • Outerplace, Lichthaus, Bremen, Germany, 2001
  • Temporary Occupations and Other Languages, Halle für Kunst, Luneburg, Germany, 2001

Group Exhibitions

  • 2011 Experimental Geography, Foreman Art Gallery
  • Aljira Benefit, New Jersey, U.S.
  • Smack Mellon Benefit, New York, U.S.
  • Encontros, Metro, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Open City, Lublin, Poland
  • Lumen, New York, U.S.
  • 2010 Experimental Geography, Colby Museum, Maine, U.S.
  • Force of Forward, Manhattan Anchorage Bridge, New York, U.S.
  • Bodies of Dispersion, Galeria Arsenal, Bialystok, Poland
  • The Philosophy of Money, Museu da Cidade, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Experimental Geography, James Gallery, Graduate Center, New York, U.S.
  • City Beats, BankArt 1929, Yokohama, Japan
  • Lumen, Atlantic Salt, New York, U.S.
  • Experimental Geography, Museum London, Ontario, Canada
  • Flux Factory Benefit, Center 548, New York, U.S.
  • 2009 Custom Car Commandos, Art in General, New York, U.S.
  • The Object is Illuminated, Latin Collector, New York, U.S.
  • Preemptive Resistances, Westport Arts Center, Connecticut, U.S.
  • Experimental Geography, Rochester Arts Center, Rochester, U.S.
  • Konstbio: Occupant, Bio Sture in Stockholm and Fyrisbiografen in Uppsala, Sweden
  • Financial District, International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York, U.S.
  • Subversive Spaces: Surrealism and Contemporary Art, The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, England
  • Uptown Arts Stroll, NoMAA, New York, U.S.
  • 5th Attitude, Center for Contemporary Public Art, Bitola, Macedonia
  • Everything, then, Passes Between Us, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Koln, Germany
  • Experimental Geography, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, U.S.
  • Then, End, Frederico Sève Gallery/LatinCollector, New York, U.S
  • City Beats, Dorsky Gallery, New York, U.S.
  • Subversive Spaces: Surrealism and Contemporary Art, Surrealism and Contemporary Art, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, UK
  • Experimental Geography, Miller Gallery, Pittsburgh, U.S.
  • Avant-Guide to NYC: Discovering Absence, Apexart, New York, U.S.
  • Around America IV: Marking Time, Making Space, Beirut Art Center, Lebanon
  • 2008 20 Desarreglos, Museo de Arte del Banco de la República, Bogota, Colombia
  • Between the Images, Rumänska kulturinstitutet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • You are Living in a Space like mine, flutgraben e.v., Berlin, Germany
  • Experimental Geography, The Galleries at Peeler, Greencastle, U.S.
  • Video Now: Artists Working in the Spirit of Bruce Nauman, The Menil Collection, Houston, U.S.
  • Multiple Choices, Oslo Kunstforening, Oslo, Norway
  • Evolution de l’Art, Unfair Fair, Loto Arte, Rome, Italy
  • 9th International Biennial of Miniature Art, the Cultural Center, Gornji Milanovac, Serbia
  • City Beats: An exploration of the social, cultural and physical dimensions of the city, Zendai Moma, Shanghai, China
  • 2007 Open House with Open Studios, Iaspis, Stockholm, Sweden
  • The Ferry Experiment, Staten Island Ferry, New York, U.S.
  • Open House, Swing Space, New York, U.S.
  • 2006 Adolescent boys and Living rooms, Aurora Microcinema, Houston, U.S.
  • De Sign, University of Essex Gallery, Colchester, England
  • Lust for Life, the Breeder, Athens, Greece
  • Mind the Gap, Smack Mellon, New York, U.S.
  • The Peninsula, Singapore History Museum, Singapore
  • When Artists Say “We,” Artists Space, New York, U.S.
  • 2005 Alytus Biennial, Alytus, Lithuania
  • Everything I’d Ever Discovered, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, U.S.
  • Everything I’d Ever Discovered, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, U.S.
  • Fifth International, Center for Contemporary Public Arts, Bitola, Republic of Macedonia
  • Panorama: Desarranjos, Marco, Vigo, Spain Projetéis, Funarte, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Projectiles de L’Art Contemporain, L’Espace Brésil, Paris, France
  • Reclaiming Space, Space Galley, Portland, Maine, U.S.
  • 2004 Art in the Office, GCG, New York, U.S.
  • Let’s get Tested, Internationale Kurzfilmtage, Oberhausen, Germany
  • Global Priority, San Francisco Arts Commision Gallery, San Francisco, U.S.
  • 1:100, Dckt Contemporary, New York, U.S.
  • Panorama: Desarranjos, MamAM, Recife, Brazil
  • Playpen, Drawing Center, New York, U.S.
  • Slowness, Govett-Brewster, New Plymouth, New Zealand
  • The Interventionists, MASS MoCA, North Adams, U.S.
  • The Spectacle of Society, Chicago Filmakers, Chicago, U.S.
  • Un-staged, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, Holland
  • 2003 Adolescent boys and Living rooms, Outfest: Platinum, Ed Gould Plaza, Los Angeles, U.S.
  • Ladies and boys and touching, Video Mundi, The Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, U.S.
  • Coming Out: introducing United Net-works, Kulturhuset, Galleri K1, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Field of Actions, The Bass Museum of Art, Miami, U.S.
  • FMZ, Galeria Arsenal, Bialystok, Poland
  • Global Priority, Amherst University Gallery, Amherst, U.S.
  • Go: Liquidacion Total, Madrid, Spain Ladies and boys and touching, Artists’ Television Access, San Francisco, U.S.
  • Ladies and boys and touching, Video Mundi, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, U.S.
  • L-Factor, Exit Art, New York, U.S.
  • Panorama: Desarranjos, Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Panorama: Desarranjos, Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Raw, Smack Mellon, New York, U.S. Record, Boyle Heights space, Los Angeles, U.S.
  • Slowness, Dorsky Gallery, New York, U.S.
  • Stream on Location, Location One, New York, U.S.
  • 24/7, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Walking in the City: Spatial Practices in Art, from the Mid-1960s to the Present, Apexart, New York, U.S.
  • Walking in the City: Spatial Practices in Art, from the Mid-1960s to the Present, Fredericianum, Kassel, Germany
  • 2002 Contemplative Spaces in Urban Landscapes, Overgaden, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Prime Time: Déclassement, B-Books Festival, Berlin, Germany
  • Second Sight, Hunter Art Gallery, New York, U.S.
  • Space in Between Things, Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, U.S.
  • UKSellOut, Norwegian Union for Young Artists, Oslo, Norway
  • Urban Tales: Beneath the Surface of the Post-Industrial City, Väinö Linna’s Square, Tampere, Finland
  • 2001 Between, New Art Center, Boston, U.S.
  • Hybrid Dwellings, Galeria Arsenal, Bialystok, Poland Unheard of, Cuchifritos, New York, U.S.
  • Temporary Occupations, Brewster Project, New York, U.S.
  • 2000 Amateur, Goteborg Konstmuseum, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Models of Resistence, Overgaden, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Open Studios, ISP, New York, U.S.
  • Video Projects, Bona Fide Gallery, Chicago, U.S.
  • 1999 Fairy-tale, Center for Metamedia/Hermit Foundation, Plasy, Czech Republic
  • National Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, U.S.
  • New York, New York, HarperCollins Exhibition Space, New York, U.S.
  • Parking, Highbridge Park, New York, U.S.
  • Small Works, Washington Square East Galleries, New York, U.S.
  • 1998 Between, The Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, U.S.
  • 1997 Artists Books, Hunter College Art Gallery, New York, U.S.
  • New York Area MFA Exhibition, College Art Association, New York, U.S.
  • Scene/Unseen, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, U.S.
  • Specific Sites, Hunter College Art Gallery, New York, U.S.

Awards and Fellowships

  • Fellowship Award, Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund of the New York Community Trust, New York, U.S., 2011
  • Advisory Board Member, Artist Advisory Committee, Performative and Cross-disciplinary work, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, U.S., 2004–2008
  • Artist and Audiences grant, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, U.S., 2004
  • Artist’s Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, U.S., 2003
  • DaNY Grant: phase I, Danish Arts Council, Copenhagen/New York, Denmark/U.S., 2006
  • DaNY Grant: phase II, Danish Arts Council, Copenhagen/New York, Denmark/U.S., 2007
  • Grant for Arts in Public Space, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, U.S., 2008
  • Grant for Arts in Public Space, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, U.S., 2006
  • Individual Artist Grant, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliancel, New York, U.S., 2009
  • Manhattan Community Arts Fund Grant, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, U.S., 1999
  • Professional Development fellowship, Creative Capital and Aljira Contemporary Art Center, Newark, U.S., 2004
  • Professional Development Fellowship, Honorary Mention, College Art Association, U.S., 1997
  • Prosjektstotte grant, Kulturradet, Oslo, Norway, 2004
  • Public Project commission, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council/World Financial Center, New York, U.S., 2002
  • Small Works Juror Award, Ronald Feldman/Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, U.S., 1999

Residences

  • Art and Law, Voluntary Lawyers for the Arts, New York, New York, U.S., 2011
  • Center for Metamedia, Plasy, Czech Republic, 1999
  • Iaspis, International Studio Program, Stockholm, Sweden, 2007
  • Lower Manhattan Cultural Council/World Financial Center, New York, U.S., 2002
  • Office for Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway, 2004
  • Office for Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway, 2005
  • Swing Space, LMCC, New York, U.S. 2007
  • Office for Contemporary Art, Travel Support, Oslo, Norway, 2008
  • VLA Art & Law Residency Program, New York, 2011

Panels and Lectures

  • Andrea Kroksnes, Miho Shimizu, Oyvind Renberg and Alex Villar. Dialogical Encounters #1, UKS and Office for Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway, 2004
  • Alex Villar, neuroTransmitter and others, Drawing Center, New York, U.S., 2004
  • Alex Villar. About Rudolf Baranik, Jersey City Museum, U.S., 2003
  • Alex Villar. de-tour, Iaspis, International Studio Program, Stockholm, Sweden, 2007
  • Alex Villar. Shortcuts, Galeria Arsenal, Bialystok, Poland, 2003
  • Berit Fischer, Rainer Ganahl, Ben Judd, Stephan Pascher and Alex Villar. City Beats: A Different Approach for the Urban, Dorsky Gallery, New York, U.S., 2009
  • Hakan Topal and Alex Villar, Fortified Zones, International Studio & Curatorial Program, 2009
  • John Hawke, Alex Villar, Nina Horisaki-Christens and Olympia Kazi. Actions for Urban Spaces, Art in General, U.S., 2009
  • Alex Villar and others. Art Residences, Hunter College, New York, U.S., 2001
  • Alex Villar and others. Collective Memory Symposium, Whitney ISP, New York, U.S., 2000
  • Alex Villar and others. Fairy-tale Symposium, Center for Metamedia, Plasy, Czech Republic, 1999
  • Alex Villar and others. New Views: World Financial Center Artist Residency and Exhibition, Panel, Cooper Union, New York, U.S., 2002
  • Alex Villar et al. Multiple Records, Academy of Fine Arts/BildMuseet, Umea, Sweden, 2005
  • Alex Villar et al. Nyfa Stravaganza, Hunter College, New York, U.S., 2004
  • Alex Villar et al. The Representation of Power, the Power of Representation, Nifca, Helsinki, Finland, 2003
  • Alex Villar. Global Priority, exhibition panel, Amherst University, U.S., 2003
  • Wafaa Bilal, Richard Fung, Holly Willis, Erica Cho, EMR, Felix Endara, Frederic Moffett, Camilo Ontiveros, Irina Contreras, Suzanne Oshinsky, Ashley Hunt, Frédéric Moffet and Amitis Motevalli, Irina Contreras, Eric Stanley, Chris Vargas, Jessica Lawless, Micol Hebron, Ismail Farouk, Grant Kester, Gina Lamb/REACH LA, Amitis Motevalli, Julia Meltzer and David Thorne, Jennifer Doyle, Maria A. Diaz and Alex Villar. Resolution 3: Video Praxis in Global Spaces, Pitzer College and Lace–Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, U.S., 2008
  • Maryam Jafri, Simon Sheikh and Alex Villar. Tropes and Thresholds, Signal, Malmo, Sweden, 2004
  • Rosalyn Deutsche, Gregory Sholette, Emily Forman and Alex Villar. Tactics And Strategies For Interventionists, MASS MoCA, North Adams, U.S., 2004
  • Sabeth Buchmmann. Simon Sheikh, Sally Gutierrez and Alex Villar, Not a Place, PRO-QM Bookstore, Berlin, Germany, 2001
  • Simon Sheikh and Alex Villar, Action Diagrams, Iaspis, Stockholm, Sweden, 2008
  • Simon Sheikh, Katya Sander, Knut Asdam and Alex Villar. Urban Practices: Speaking about Desire and Dissent, Apexart, New York, U.S., 2003
  • Ursula Biemann & Shuruq A. M. Harb, TJ Demos, John Palmesino, Vyjayanthi Rao, Alex Villar, Relli De Vries. Sea of Marble: A Navigational Convergence, Sanat LimanI, Istanbul, Turkey, 2010

Articles and Reviews

  • Allan, Ken and Steven Sims. Bodies and Banality: The Art of Alex Villar and Karolyn Hatton, in Portraying Authority (Chicago: Chicago Art Journal, Spring, volume 8, no.1, 1998) pp.62-71
  • Bittencourt, Elaine. Um Panorama as Avessas (São Paulo: Gazeta Mercantil, 2003)
  • Camper, Fred. Ladies and Boys and Touching (Chicago: The Chicago Reader, 2003)
  • Carvalho, Denise. Desarranged-Panorama 2003 of Brazilian Art (Atlanta: Art Papers, Jan/Feb, 2004) p.60
  • Ammirati, Domenick. Art in the Office (New York: Artforum online, 2004)
  • Camnitzer, Luis. Los Latinos (Miami: Art Nexus, Apr, Issue 52, 2004)
  • Carvalho, Denise. Spaciously Incorrect: Questioning the Rhetoric of the Banal (New York: Urban Desires Magazine, issue 3.3, May 1997)
  • Chasin, Noah. Raw: Smack Mellon Studios (Time Out: New York, issue 391, Mar 27, 2003) p.54
  • Chasin, Noah. Walking in the City (New York: Time Out, Jan 23-30, Issue 382, 2003) p.48
  • CK, Auch die Zukunft hat eine Zukunft (Bremen: Taz Bremen, Jun 19, 2001) p.23
  • Cotter, Holland. Hometown of Utopia and Dissent (New York: New York Times, Jul 23, 2004)
  • Cotter, Holland. Rain or Shine, Residing Outdoors (New York: The New York Times, Aug 9, 2002) p.E29
  • Cotter, Holland. Second Sight (New York: The NY Times, Friday, Mar, 22, 2002) p.E36
  • Darmon, Adrian. Art in a Shipping Container (New York: Artnet News, May 22, 2001)
  • Demos, T.J. Interventionists (New York: Artforum, November, 2004)
  • Dignazio, Catherine. Art and Cartography, In Kitchin R, Thrift N (eds), International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Volume 1 (Oxford: Elsevier, 2009) pp. 190–206.
  • Dubinskaitè, Renata. Kasdienybė visada vyko visą parą (Vilnus: Dailè, Feb, 2003)
  • Flor, Harald. Kroppi Konflikt (Oslo: Dagbladet, Jan 30, 2005) p.45.
  • Flor, Harald. Fantasiflukt og fanget kropp (Oslo: Dagbladet, Jan 20, 2008) p.38-39.
  • Gorczyca, Lukasz. Hybrydy z Ameryki (Warsaw: Raster Art Magazin, Apr 2001)
  • Greene, Rachel. We have liftoff (New York: Time Out, issue 1/00, May 18-25, 2000) p.73
  • Gregorczuk, Agnieszka. Hybryda o tysiacu twarzach (Bialystok: Gazeta w Bialystoku, Apr 9, 2001)
  • Hetscher, Iris. Kein Aliens in Gropelingen (Bremen: Weser-Kurier, Jun 17, 2001) p.11
  • Hirszman, Maria. Irreverência and concisão marcam o Panorama da Arte Brasileira (O estado de São Paulo, Caderno 2, Dec 16, 2003) p.D1
  • Hirszman, Maria. Panorama traz lado provocativo da arte (Estado de São Paulo, Aug 18, 2003)
  • Ka. Mieszkania–hybrydy (Bialystok: Gazeta Wspotczesna, Apr 9, 2001)
  • Kanarinka. Art-Machines, Body-Ovens and Map-Recipes: Entries for a Psychogeographic Dictionary (Delaware: Journal of the North American Cartographic Information Society, Winter 2006) pp.24-40
  • Kazi, Olympia. Filling the Void (New York: The Architect’s Newspaper, May 10, 2006) p.22
  • Kawke, John. Raw: Smack Mellon (New York: The Brooklyn Rail, Apr-May 2003) p.19
  • Kern, Kristine. Tag Trapperne (Copenhagen: Politiken, Jun 22, 2001) p.8
  • Kimmerling, George. Public Access (New York: The Lowdown, Winter, 2002) p.5
  • Koh, Laurie. Ladies and Boys and Touching (San Francisco: The San Francisco Bay Guardian, 2003)
  • Kramer, Mark. Amateur (Gothenburg: Nifcainfo, issue 1/00, May, 2000)
  • Leeb, Susanne. Sally Gutierrez und Alex Villar (Berlin: Text Zur Kunst, NR43, 2001)
  • Levin, Kim. How Latin is it? From Carmen Miranda and Pele to J. Lo (New York: Village Voice online, Dec 19, 2003)
  • Lira, Ana. Viva a Desordem: Mostra Celebra a Arte Brasileira Através da Desarrumação (São Paulo: Rabisco, #39, 2004)
  • Lopes, Fernanda. Panorama da Arte Brasileira (São Paulo: Obra Prima, 2003)
  • McDonald, Jillian. Art in the Park, in Mess: The Stuff that Really Surrounds You (Toronto: Tart Magazine, issue 7, Aug 1999) p.31
  • Morgan, Robert. New Paradigms in Video Art (Seoul: Korean Art Monthly, 2003)
  • Novaes, Tereza. Curador subverte panorama do MAM (São Paulo: Guia/Folha de São Paulo, 2003)
  • Neala Schwartzberg, Experimental Geography at the Albuquerque Museum: a winning exhibit and part of Land/Art New Mexico (New York: Examiner.com, July 6, 2009)
  • OC. Vom Erleben des Raums (Lüneburg: Landeszeitung, October, 2001) Petrakis, John. Screen Gems: Avant Garde gets its due at Video Mundi (Chicago: The Chicago Tribune, 2003)
  • Ptáček, Jiří. A User’s Guide to Capitalism (Lüneburg: Umelec International, 3/2004)
  • Røed, Kjetil. Dekonstruksjoner av byrommet (Oslo: Kunstkritikk, Feb 18 2005)
  • Rosenberg, Karen. Opening Hotel Chelsea (New York: New York Magazine, Sep 20, 2003) p.91
  • Rosenberg, Karen. Custom Car Commandos (New York: The NY Times, February 26, 2009)
  • Ryan, Zoë. Street Smart: Talking on the Variable City (New York: Van Alen Report, Oct, 2004)
  • Schambelan, Elizabeth. New Views (New York: Artforum online, Critics Pics, 2002)
  • Sheikh, Simon. Counter-public works: re-mapping public space (Dublin: Printed Project, Sep, 2003) pp.37-42
  • Siepen, Nicolas. Der Blick in den Raum der Stadt (Berlin: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Jun 20, 2001) p.BS4
  • Schmerler, Sarah. Mind the Gap (New York: TimeOut, April 13, 2006) p. 80.
  • Smith, Roberta. As the Chelsea Art World Expands, a Host of Visions Rush In (New York: New York Times, Friday, Jun 1, 2001) p.E2
  • Staff writer. Panorama de Arte Brasileira: Desarrumado (São Paulo: The Economist, Oct 2003)
  • Steckler, Debra. New York, Idioma Brasil: A Brief Survey of Brazilian Artists in New York (New York: NY Arts Magazine, issue 13, Sep 1997) pp.7-9
  • Szerszunowics, Jerzy. Arsenal hyrbryd wspolczesnych (Bialystok: Apr 9, 2001) Schwartzberg, Neala. Experimental Geography at the Albuquerque Museum: a winning exhibit and part of Land/Art New Mexico (New York: Examiner, July 6). Warren, Tamara. Custom Car Commandos (New York: Gotryke, February 16, 2009)
  • Thompson, Nato. Spectacular Tactics (New York: Tema Celeste, Sep-Oct 2004, issue 105) pp.48-53
  • Toko. The Danger Museum (Tokyo: Fogless, 2002) Vivona, Diane. Custom Car Commandos and Martin Murphy (New York: Gallery Crawl, Jan 26, 2009)
  • Vogel, Carol. Provenance Adds Value (New York: The NY Times, Friday, Nov 11, 2002) p.E33
  • Wasilewski, Marek. Hybrid Dwellings (Vienna: Springerin, issue Feb 1, 2001) p. 66-67
  • Wasilewski, Marek. Art as Transporter (New York: PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, Vol 76, Jan 2004) pp. 100-102
  • Weightman, Sharon. Multimedia Meditation: Exhibit United Uses Hi-tech to Explore Human Thought (Jacksonville: The Times Union, Wednesday, Mar 25, 1998) C1
  • Zawadecka, Iwona. Kurier Kulturalny (Bialystok: Telewizja Polska 3, 2003)

Books, Catalogs and Brochures

  • Banai, Nuit. Siting the Everyday, in New Views (New York: LMCC/WFC, 2003) pp.6-11
  • Brookhart Beyer, Melissa and Jill Dawsey. Walking in the City: Spatial Practices in Art, from the Mid-1960s to the Present (Kassel: Fridericianum, 2003)
  • Brookhart Beyer, Melissa and Jill Dawsey. Walking in the City: Spatial Practices in Art, from the Mid-1960s to the Present (New York: Apexart, 2003)
  • Carter, Rob; Sian Foulkes, Casey Ruble, Allyson Spellacy and Lynn Sullivan. Second Sight (New York: Hunter, 2002)
  • Carvalho, Denise. Fairy-tale (Plasy: Center for Metamedia, 2000)
  • Carvalho, Denise. Hybrid Dwellings (Bialystok: Galeria Arsenal, 2001)
  • Carvalho, Denise. Preemptive Resistances: Critical Pointers in Latin Amercan Art (Connecticut: Westport Arts Center, 2009)
  • Chaves, Xico et al. Projéteis de Arte Contemporânea Funarte (Rio de Janeiro: Funarte, 2005)
  • Cornyn, Alison. b/t*: Between (Boston: The New Art Center, 2001)
  • Cornyn, Alison. b/t*: Between (Jacksonville: The Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, 1999)
  • Diaz, Eva and Beth Stryker. Mind the gap (New York: Smack Melon, 2006)
  • Dezeuze, Anna, Samantha Lackey, and David Lomas. Subversive Spaces: Surrealism and Contemporary Art (Manchester: University of Manchester, 2009)
  • Fischer, Berit. City Beats (New York: Dorsky Gallery, 2009)
  • Griese, Horst, Katya Sander and Alex Villar, Lichthaus plus Neue Kunst: Outerplace (Bremen: Lichthaus, 2002)
  • Griese, Horst. Lichthaus plus Neue Kunst: Projekte 2001-2004 (Bremen: Lichthaus, 2004)
  • Hazard, Leigh and Ashlee Gross. De-sign(Colchester: University of Essex, 2006)
  • Kokache, Moukhtar and Erin Shirreff. Site Matters (New York: LMCC, 2005)
  • Kroksnes, Andrea; Miho Shimizu, Oyvind Renberg and Alex Villar. Dialogical Encounters #1: de-tour at uks (Oslo: UKS/Office for Contemporary Art, 2005)
  • Kunsch, Graziela. Revista Urbania 3 (São Paulo: Editora Pressa, 2008) Mosquera, Gerardo. Panorama: Desarranjos (São Paulo: MAM, 2004)
  • Samos, Adrienne. Panorama (São Paulo: MAM, Oct 2003)
  • Sander, Katya and Alex Villar. Temporary Occupations and Other Double Binds (Luneburg: Revolver, 2003)
  • Skurvida, Sandra. Image Drives in Custom Car Commandoes (New York: Art in General, January, 2009)
  • Thompson, Nato and Greg Sholette, eds. The Interventionists: Users’ Manual for the Creative Disruption of Everyday Life (North Adams: MIT, 2004)
  • Thompson, Nato. Experimental Geography: Radical Approaches to Landscape, Cartography, and Urbanism (New York: Melville House, 2008)
  • Vicente, Mercedes. Slowness (New York: Dorsky Gallery, Nov 2003) Vicente, Mercedes. Slowness (New Zealand: Govett-Brewster, 2004)
  • Vuckovikc, Zarko. 9 International Biennial of Miniature Art (Gornji Milanovac: The Cultural Centre/Ministry of Culture, Serbia, 2008)

 

Interviews and Conversations

  • Barnett, Erin. Interview with Alex Villar (New York: New Museum, 2004)
  • Geyer, Andrea; Ashley Hunt, Maryam Jafri, Kara Lynch, Sharon Hayes, Ulrike Muller, Valerie Tevere, David Thorne and Alex Villar. Working: Conversations on Contemporary Art and Politics (New York: Artwurl, 2004-5)
  • Hunt, Ashley and Alex Villar. A Conversation about Ashley Hunt’s work (New Orleans: Prospectus, October 2008)
  • Mesquita, André. Resistência biopolítica: uma entrevista com Alex Villar (São Paulo: Rizoma at Documenta, 2007)
  • Renberg, Oyvind and Alex Villar. A Conversation about Alex Villar’s work (London: Online Printhouse, 2002)
  • Renberg, Oyvind and Alex Villar. Interview with Alex Villar (Oslo: Online Printhouse, Aug-Nov 2001)
  • Renberg, Oyvind; Arve Rod, Miho Shimizu and Alex Villar. A Conversation Around the Peanut Circuit, Danger Museum Diary #1 Stage #1 (Oslo: Online Printhouse, 2003)
  • Roth, Moira and Alex Villar. Minding the Gap (New York: Online Printhouse, 2003)
  • Sheikh, Simon and Alex Villar. A Conversation about Alex Villar’s work (New York: Danger Museum/Apexart, 2003) Stella d’Ailly and Aldy Milliken, Interview with Alex Villar (Stockholm: Iaspis, August 2007)

Writings by the Artist

  • 9/12, in Radioactive (New York: White Box, 2002)
  • Introduction, De-sign catalogue (Colchester: University of Essex, 2006) pp. 8-10
  • Freirean Detours (New York: Artwurl, Homework, 2007)
  • Freirean Detours, in Valdez: An Anthology of Revolutions: (New York: Valdez, 2002)
  • Other Ways and Temporary Occupations (Amherst: ReMarx, Vol. 14:3, Fall, 2002)
  • Self-portrait (New York: Tema Celeste, Nov-Dec, 2001) pp.72-73
  • Temporary Occupations, in ReMarx/Global Priority (Amherst: Routledge, 2003)
  • The Business Turn (New York: Constricted Breath, 2005)
  • The Fourth Pie (New York: Valdez/Familia Valdez, 2000) pp.198-201
  • Blind Spots: Connecting Nodal Points (Dublin: Printed Project: Circulation, 2009) pp.70-76
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