Alex Wilk

Alex Wilk works between research, design and publishing for the arts. She is a freelance researcher for the curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and was an editorial assistant at the photography and visual culture journal Archivo Platform. Previously, Alex worked as a reseacher for architectural designer, Cecil Balmond and led the production of his monograph Crossover (Prestel, 2013). She was also an editor of Balmond Studio’s e-journal Thinking in Practice. Alex’s personal research takes visual and textual formats: she has taken part in art residency programmes, exhibitions and enjoys writing articles. Alex holds an MA in Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths, University of London.

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Recent articles

Southern California is many things. Quite infamously, it is known as a landscape defined by the automobile, from the emergence and diffusion of the highway system to fast food burgers, and the suburbanization of the United States. Walking this place then, would seem not only inconvenient, but ill advised. In… Read more »


What is today known as ‘whistleblowing’ could once take the form of interacting with a threatening gaze carved into the city wall. It is the case of the ‘boche de Leon’ or ‘lion’s mouths’ disseminated by the old Venetian Republic throughout its territory to suppress illegal activities. Through a close… Read more »


As he navigates through the recurrent lockdowns of the pandemic, stranded between hitchiking and muggings, job hunting and separations, Fabio Valerio Tibollo rediscovers photography as a powerful coping mechanism. Recording everything that happened around him for one year straight, from attending momentous events to finding curiosity in shots of simple living,… Read more »