Alex Wilk

Alex Wilk works as an independent researcher and has professional experience in arts publishing. She has worked as a research assistant for the curator Hans Ulrich Obrist at Serpentine Galleries and for the engineer Cecil Balmond. Alex played a key role in the establishment of Balmond Studio’s e-journal Thinking in Practice and later worked with Balmond on both the editing and design of his book Crossover (Prestel, 2013). Alex holds an MA in Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths, University of London.

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Recent articles

The archetype of the American cowboy that is infused in western popular culture is perhaps embodied by Clint Eastwood in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Yet, this simple image conceals a multifaceted history that spans cultures, geographies, genders and identities. Artist and researcher, Brandon Sward, muses over the… Read more »

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Rod Rhys Jones Anima Loci

In 1964, British engineer Rod Rhys Jones set off to Antartica to conduct work for the British Antarctic Survey. Fifty years later, he found himself back there installing a monument to commemorate those who lost their lives in the pursuit of science within this harsh environment, including three of his… Read more »

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Why look at animals? This question, famously posed by John Berger’s 1977 essay, maintains its relevance today. In this contribution, photographer Dario Li Gioi considers Berger’s question to reflect upon the shooting of a project entitled “The Hidden Zoo”, dedicated to the exploration of Rome’s bio-park. Here, photography becomes the… Read more »

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