2008                    MFA, Studio Art, New York University, New York, NY

2002                    BS, Studio Art, New York University, New York, NY

Solo Exhibitions

2017                    Superficies, MuseumofAmericaBooks, Brooklyn, NY

2014                    …a girl should be, Spring/Break, Old School, New York, NY

2011                    Alex McQuilkin: The First Ten Years, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

                            Unbreak My Heart, Marvelli Gallery, New York, NY

2009                    I Wish I Was a Beam of Light, Galerie Adler, Frankfurt, DE

2008                    Romeo and Juliet, Galerie Adler, Frankfurt, DE

2007                    Joan of Arc, Marvelli Gallery, New York, NY

2006                    Live Through This, Marvelli Gallery, New York, NY

2005                    New Media Wall, Tufts University, Medford, MA

                            Test Run, Marvelli Gallery, New York, NY

2004                    Tragically Sweet, Galerie Adler, Frankfurt, DE

2003                    Double Life, 404 arte contemporanea, Naples, Italy

Selected Group Exhibitions


I will be Dead, KÖNIG LONDON, London, UK

20 x 16, Morgan Lehman, New York, NY


Complicated Territory: Alex McQuilkin, Erin Riley, Martha Tuttle, Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NY

Girls 3000, Martinetz Gallery, Cologne, DE

The Cruellest Month, Mother Gallery, Beacon, NY

Tell Him What We Said About “Paint it Black”, One Mile Gallery, Kingston, NY

Tell Him What We Said About “Paint it Black”, Thorne-Sagendorph Gallery, Keene State, Keene, NH


Feedback, Marlborough Contemporary, New York, NY

Escape Attempts, Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles, CA

Squared x 2, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA


These Days; Leaves of Grass, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY      

Queensize, Museum Arnhem, NL

I Prefer Life, Reyden Weiss Collection, Weserburg, Bremen DE

Television, 99 Cent Plus Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


My Way, Andrea Rosen Gallery, Frieze NY, New York, NY

Auto Body, Faena Arts Center, Buenos Aires, AR

The Now Forever, Basilica Hudson, Hudson, NY

PLAY, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

The Raw and the Cooked, Frosch & Portman, New York, NY

In Your Dreams, Neuehouse, New York, NY


Queensize, Collectors Room, Berlin, DE

Auto Body, Spinello Projects, Miami, FL

A Womanhouse or a Roaming House, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

The Undulation of Something Faintly Familiar, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA

Misrepresentation, Lesley Heller, New York, NY

By Invitation Only, Kinz + Tillou, Brooklyn, NY

Birds, Bernaducci Meisel, New York, NY

The Whitney Art Party Auction, Highline Stages, New York, NY

Unlooped-Kino, Manifesta 10, St. Petersburg, RU

The Reason for Beauty, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

Still/Video, Pingyao International Photo Festival, Pingyao, CH


Play- The Frivolous and the Serious, The Collectors Room, Berlin, DE

Currents, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN

Holiday Show, NeueHouse, New York, NY

Goddess, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA


En Désordre, Philara-Sammlung Zeitgenössischer Kunst, Dusseldorf, DE

Ugly, Broke, Sober, Kathleen Cullen Fine Art, New York, NY

Graphomania, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

These are the Good Times, New York University, New York, NY


Guilty Pleasures, 2020 art, Sydney, Australia

Desperate Acts, Columbia University, Macy Art Gallery, New York, NY

Presages, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


Saccharine, Grimmuseum, Berlin, DE

Highlights from the Kunstfilm Biennial, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, DE

Hip & Cool, Fundacion Marcelino Botin, Santander, ES

Gewalt, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, DE

Mother, New York University, New York, NY

Julia Stoschek Collection- I Want to See How You See, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, DE


On Portrait-01, Kunstagenten Gallery, Berlin, DE

East Coast Video, Ramis Barquet, New York, NY

Radiographas 09, Center for Ancient Art Institute, Gijon, ES

KunstFilmBiennale, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, DE

Highlights from the KunstFilmBiennale, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, ES

Highlights from the KunstFilmBiennale, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR

Talk, Talk, Academy of Visual Arts [HGB], Leipzig, DE

Talk, Talk, Kunstverein Medienturm Graz, Graz, AU

That’s Just the Way It Is, Marvelli Gallery, New York, NY

Talk Dirty to Me, Larissa Goldston Gallery, New York, NY

Highlights from the KunstFilmBiennale, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, DE

Brooklyn is Burning, Glasslands, Brooklyn, NY


Diana und Actaeon, Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf, DE

Number Two: Fragile, Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf, DE

Busan Biennial: Expenditure, Busan Museum of Modern Art, Busan, KR

VIDEOCRACY, tina b., The Prague Contemporary Art Festival, Prague, CZ

A Silence: Jesper Just/Alex McQuilkin/Jen Gustavson, Sala SAM, Santiago, CL


Look Away, Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York, NY

Teenage Kicks, Vegas Gallery, London, UK

Aggression, Kunsthalle Winterthur, Winterthur, CH

Kunstfilm Biennial, Cologne, DE

Felt Temperature..., Kunstverein Langenhagen, Langenhagen, DE

Into Me/Out of Me, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome, IT

Final Cut, Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche, Osnabruck, DE

Je Suis Une Bombe, Kunsthalle Barmen, Wuppertal, DE

12th Biennial of Moving Images, Centre pour L’Image Contemporain, Saint Geneve, CH

Final Cut, Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche, Osnabruck, DE


Into Me/Out of Me, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Queens, NY

Into Me/Out of Me, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, DE

HER-SELF, Ritter/Zamet, London, UK

VIDEONALE Bonn, Ernst Museum, Budapest, HU

Lo Ultimo de Nueva York, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, ES

America: How Contemporary Artists see the USA, Figge von Rosen, Cologne, DE

When the Revolution Comes, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, New York, NY

Video Heroes, CGAC, The Contemporary Art Museum of Santiago de Compostela, ES

Youth of Today, Schirn Kunsthalle, Franfurt, DE

COOLHUNTERS, Budapest Mucsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest, HU


COOLHUNTERS, Kunstlerhaus Wien, AU

Vicious, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Fransisco, CA

Orgien, Voelker & Freunde Galerie, Berlin, DE

Dead Kids Do Nothing, 31 Grand, Brooklyn, NY

Corpus 05 Brugge, Musea Brugge, Brugge, BE

Realities III: Exceptions, Fotogalerie Wien, Wien, AU

Poesia In Forma Di Rosa, Galleria Comunale d’Arte Contemporanea, Monfalcone, IT

Video/Ekonomie, ZKM Center for Art and Media, Museum Karlsruhe, DE

First We Take Museums, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, FI

Himmelsbilder, Dommuseum zu Salzburg, Saslzburg, AU

Boost in the Shell, Cultural Center of Bruges, Bruges, BE

Nocturnal Transmissions, Curator’s Office, Washington, DC

COOLHUNTERS, ZKM Center for Art and Media, Museum Karlsruhe, DE

Unspeakable, Aeroplastics, Brussels, BE


Body, Gimm Eis, Copenhagen, DK

Black Milk, Marvelli Gallery, New York, NY

Short Histories of Video, John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK

Like a Virgin, Eastern Edge, St. John’s, CA

Pulse of America, Aeroplastics, Brussels, BE


Without Fear or Reproach, Witte Zaal, Gent, BeE

Foreplay, Ritter/Zamet Galerie, London, UK

Meanwhile in the Real World, Chapelle de la Sorbonne, Paris, FR

Female Turbulence, Aeroplastics, Brussels, BE

Interdit Aux Moins 18 Ans, Galerie Une, Neuchatel, CH

Luxurious, Galerie Clairefontaine, Luxembourg

No Platform Just a Trampoline, Marcus Ritter Gallery, New York, NY

Bad Girls, Ikon Ltd./Kay Richards Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA

Emergencias, Galeria de Arte Carmen de la Guerra, Madrid, ES, 2002                   

Cabaret Electronico, Galeria de Arte Carmen de la Guerra, Madrid, ES

Porn Ar(t)ound the World, KC nOna, Mechelen, BE

Room for a Revolution, Deluxe Projects, Chicago, IL

Strip and Tease, Aeroplastics, Brussels, DE


Selected Bibliography


Graver, David, “Complicated Territory at Dorsky Gallery,”, October 1


Syms, Edward, “Alex McQuilkin: Artist of Self Discovery,” Frontrunner Magazine, February


Van Leeuwen, Anna Meisje, "Meisje aan de Wand," Volkskrant, February 26


Hodara, Susan, “Personal Ways of Untangling the Political,” The New York Times, November 8

“Here’s to Everlasting Youth,”, April 28


Hill, Andrea, “Alex McQuilkin on Brigitte Bardot”,, June 12

Scherm, Rebecca “The Gaze That Stands Between You and Everything Real,” The Hairpin,

August 8


Hunter, Becky, “Ana Finel Honigman’s Saccharine”, Dazed Digital, October

I Want To See How You See, Exhibition Catalogue, 102-103.


Johnson, Ken, “East Coast Video,” The New York Times, July 30

Schütte, Christoph, “Posen, Blick, Tränen,” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, June 8, 35

Cantz, Hatje, 
Number Two: Fragile, Julia Stoschek Collection, Exhibition Catalogue, 231-244.


Kielmayer, Oliver, Aggression, Kunsthalle Winterthur Catalogue, 47-53.

Cohen, Michael, Expenditure: Busan Biennale Catalogue, 47, 248-249.

Castillo, Rodrigo, “Audaz gringa se ahoga por partida doble en Santiago,” August 15

Robinson, Walter, “Bataille Biennale In Busan,” artnet, July 17

Sala SAM presenta exposicion "A Silence,” La Segunda, July 31


Smith, Roberta, Last Chance Arts Listings, The New York Times, November 23

Micchelli, Thomas, “Alex McQuilkin: Joan of Arc,” The Brooklyn Rail, December 14

Cohen, David, “Double Dose of French Film,” The New York Sun, November 1

Honigman, Ana Finel, “Not Another Teen Movie,”, October 17

Fyfe, Joe, “Who's a Martyr Today?,” Gay City News, November 14

Cantz Hatje, Into Me/Out of Me Exhibition Catalogue, 332-333, 537, 566.

Fyfe, Joe, “Alex McQuilkin: Joan of Arc,”, Dec 11

Final Cut: Media Art and Cinema Exhibition Catalogue, May

KunstFilm Biennale Exhibition Catalogue, 70.


Saltz, Jerry, “Desperata,” The Village Voice, April 28

Johnson, Ken, “At P.S.1, an Exhibition Focusing on the Shock of the Body in All Its Messy

Corporality,” The New York Times, July 7

“And Leonardo, Too,” The New York Sun, April 5

Honigman, Ana Finel, “Overwhelming Life,” artnet, March 29

Berwick, Carly, “Blood, Sweat, Tears and More Fill P.S.1s Galleries in Queens,”,

July 5

Cohen, David, “Art as a Four Letter Word,” The New York Sun, July 20

Melchart, Erwin, “Galerie auf Weltreise,” Kronenzeitung Wien, January 25

The Youth of Today Exhibition Catalogue, Number 1


Dath, Dietmar, “Wie man Insider Ausgrenzt,” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, June 8

Fessler, Anne Katrin, “Der Ort ist die Strasse,” Der Standard, Austria, July 22, 22

Honigman, Ana Finel, “London in Pictures,” artnet, June 6

Thon, Ute, “Alex McQuilkin: Madchenkunst Echt Bose!” Art, January, 43 – 49

Goldstein, Leigh, “One to Watch: Alex McQuilkin,” Artkrush, Issue 17, October 19

“Karlsruhe: Coolhunters - Wie die Halfpipe ins Museum Kommt,” Art, May, 92

McQuaid, Cate, "Girl Watching," The Boston Globe, February 25, 2005.

Kaufmann, Suasanne, “Der Will Nur Spielen,” Kunstzeitung, 106, June 26

Bantelmann, Wiebke, “Im Jugendzimmer,” Badische Zeitung, April 29

Patzer, Georg, “Mit Coco Chanel Gebrandmarkt,” Stuttgarter Zeitung, April 28

Hoch, Jenny, “Konformismus Kann Geil Sein,” Der Spiegel 17, 147

Buhr, Elke, “Nachrichten aus Teenie-Land,” Frankfurter Rundschau, April 27, 15

Braun, Adrienne, “Wie die Halfpipe ins Museum Kommt,” Art, May, 92


Cohen, Michael, “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” FlashArt, March, 94- 95

Schutte, Christoph, “Pferdebilder und Lippenstift.” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, October 18, 50

Borowski, Judith, “Punkvideos und rosarote Backfischwelt,” Financial Times Deutschland, October 22, 3

Peschke, Mark,  “So Beeinflussbar,” Frankfurter Rundschau, 15

Coulson, Amanda, “Alex McQuilkin,” Lapiz, October, 86            


Finch, Charlie, “The Next Big Thing,” artnet, April 2

“Double Life: Trine Boesen e Alex McQuilkin,” AdrART, January

Pacifico, Maya, “Trine Boesen e Alex Mcquilkin-Double Life: Napoli,” Exibart, February 7


Dannatt, Adrian, “L'art et son marche: Une foire jeune,” Le Journal des Arts, April, 5-18, 21

Streitfeld. L.P., “Post Sept. 11:Eroticism In New York,” New York Arts Magazine, April

Dannatt, Adrian, “Raunchy Merchandise On Virtually Every Stand,” The Art Newspaper, April 37