Alex Billingham CV (selected)

Co – Director FAILBETTER (an experimental project space) 2017 to date –    birmingham-failbetter.com

Associate Curator – Vivid Live for Vivid Projects 2018 to date

alexbillingham.co.uk

During 2020 Lockdown I have been filming and editing my first feature length film ICEWORM

Exhibitions –

2020

  • Dispensary Digital Interview (online interview about my practice.)
  • Queer Death Society – a mixed media and genre zine
  • Haus a rest (Zine and online exhibition)
  • Skin Yer Teth – Group show @ Failbetter / Ladywood

2019

  • Temporary Exclusionary Zone – (Residency with exhibition) @ Asylum Gallery / Wolverhampton
  • Summer Camp – (2-week residency) @ Eastside Projects / Digbeth
  • Orbit – (1-week online residency) @ Internet / Liverpool
  • Die Glamour Bergs – (2-week solo show with performance) @ Airspace Gallery / In the Window / Stoke on Trent
  • Interstellar – 10m x 10m installation for SUPERNOVA exhibition of live art about David Bowie @ Vivid Projects for April DFF / Digbeth
  • Glamberg – Sculpture 10cm x 10cm for Eat Your Tony Hart Out! Exhibition@ FAILBETTER / Ladywood.

2018

  • Ashes to Ashes – (2-week solo show including sculpture / film / performance / installation and performance) @ STRYX / Digbeth
  • Bandage – (Digital print) @ VANDAL / Touring vending machine

2017

  • FiLiArt 2017 – (Photograph) – FiLiArt / London
  • Peg Me Out! – (installation as part of Dig Me Out of the Woods) Vivid Projects / Digbeth
  • Shrine – (solo show) – Artefact / Stirchley
  • Blessed be the YETI – (solo show) The Art Yard / Cradley Heath – Installation
  • LUNG PROTECTOR – (solo show) The Art Yard / Cradley Heath – Painting

 

Performance –

2020

  • GLISTENING SCUM (18 min performance made for film) Micro Commission for SHOUT Festival 2020 – West Midlands
  • Nuclear Tides – (1-hour Performance) for Loud + Queer Arts Festival @ Swan Theatre / Worcester

2019

  • Nuclear Tides – (1-hour theatrical show) @Midlands Arts Centre / Birmingham
  • Graphite – (40 min performance) @Asylum Gallery / Wolverhampton
  • Radioisotope – (30 min performance) @Eastside Projects / Digbeth
  • The Medusa Phase – (1-hour performance) @Asylum Gallery / Wolverhampton
  • All that Glitters is a Mare’s Nest – (4-hour performance as part of a solo show) @Airspace Gallery / Stoke on Trent
  • Glam Mothers tears – (4 hour performance) @Quantum Exhibition Centre  / Fierce / Artists Behind Bars.

2018

  • Scar Tissue – (Performance) @ Vivid Projects / Black Hole Club / Birmingham
  • RAWHIDE – (Performance) @ ]performancespace[ / Future Rituals / Folkestone
  • Glorious Technicolour – (Installation & Performance) @ Vivid Projects / Another Dimension / Birmingham
  • Be a Wulf Act I – (5-hour Performance) @ Little Wolf Parade / SLAP / Nottingham
  • RAWHIDE – (3:30 hour Performance) @ Itch Collective / Skinned Live / Camden Peoples Theatre
  • O Sweet Delia! – (Performance) @ Radiophonic / Edited Arts / London
  • We Don’t Talk Anymore 2 – (Performance) @ STRYX / Digbeth
  • Arctic Siren – (Performance) Black Hole Club Launch @ Vivid Projects / Digbeth

2017

  • Potentially Volatile – (Performance – Installation) Vivid Projects / Digbeth
  • Blood N Bandages – (Curator & Performance) The WIG / Birmingham
  • Vultan’s ALIVE! – 3-hour Performance with Aleksander Wojtulewicz / Stryx – Fierce takeover / Digbeth
  • Jelly & I Scream – (5 Hour performance) Emergency 2017 – Word of Warning – Z-arts / Manchester
  • …WE DON’T TALK ANYMORE – (performer) The WIG / Birmingham
  • O Sweet Delia! (Performance) Transmission / Vivid Projects / Digbeth
  • Bird man – (Performance) HFWAS Knees up /The Edge / Digbeth
  • Glistening Scum – (Performance) Vivid Projects / Black Hole Club / Digbeth
  • Hard fight – (Performance) Vivid Projects /Digbeth

 

Curation –

2020

  • VLTV – Online weekly Live art platform featuring new work by 10 artists.

 

2019

  • (un)certain twitches – Live art performance featuring Selina Bonelli @ Vivid Projects – Digbeth
  • exxxtteeenssioon – ( Live art exhibition featuring Emily Warner & Emily Roderick) for Vivid Live @ Vivid Projects / Digbeth
  • SUPERNOVA – (Group live art exhibition for Vivid Live) @ Vivid Projects / Digbeth
  • MOTHERFUCKER – (Performance and supporting exhibition By Nicola Hunter for Vivid Live @ Vivid Projects / Digbeth
  • Eat your Tony Hart out! Group show @ Failbetter / Ladywood

2018

  • Collaborasaurs – (Curator) live art event featuring 4 new collaborations / Vivid Projects / Vivid Live
  • Vivid Live Lab – (Live art workshop)
  • Failbetter Gallery Launch – (Curator) Group show @ Failbetter / ladywood

2017

  • Blood N Bandages – (Curator & Performance) The WIG / Birmingham
  • Dig Me Out of the Woods – (curator) Vivid Projects / Digbeth
  • Hail the Queen of the May – (event) The WIG /Birmingham – Co-Curator
  • Blessed be the YETI – (solo show) The Art Yard / Cradley Heath – Installation
  • Greenshoots? – (group exhibition) The WIG /Birmingham – Curator
  • GESTALT – (film and live art event) Vivid Projects /Digbeth – Curator