Alex Prager
Photography & Moving Image

Alex Prager lives and works in New York, Los Angeles and London

Prager creates images of things that never happened, a world that never was, but at the same time is very familiar – we have been here before. Prager is among four photographers to be featured in “New Photography 2010”, opening in New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Taking aesthetic cues from film, fashion photography, and the world of pulp fiction, Prager constructs darkly playful cinematic moments, charged with melodramatic glamour. Her heroines are timeless women on the verge. “The construction of the images is intentionally loaded” says MoMA curator Roxana Marcoci. “It reminds me of silent movies – there is something pregnant, about to happen, a mix of desire and angst.”

Her most recent solo show entitled “Week-end” opened in Los Angeles, New York, London and Japan in 2010


BOOKS:



CLIENTS:

Hermes - Dior - Bottega Veneta - Missoni - Mercedes Benz


INSTALLATIONS:


AWARDS & GRANTS:

• News & Documentary Emmy Award for New Approaches : Arts, Lifestyle & Culture – « Touch of evil » 2012

2012 FOAM Paul Huf Award 2012

2009 IPA Award, Lucie Award

2006 London Photographic Award


PUBLICATIONS:

Contributes to American Vogue, W magazine, New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker


PRESS:

2015 Behind the Scenes: La Grande Sortie at Paris Opera Ballet, W Magazine;

2015 How Stage Fright Separates the Professional Ballerinas from the Amateurs, Vanity Fair;

2015 Alex Prager, Galerie des Galeries, Paris, Aesthetica Magazine;

2015 TECHNICOLOR FLASHBACKS: Interview with Alex Prager, Art Asia Pacific;

2015 Exhibition: Alex Prager's crowd photos a personal GPS, South China Morning Post;

2015 Alex Prager, Lehmann Maupin, March 12–May 16, Artnet;

2015 Art Talk: Qu Guangci on Alex Prager, Hong Kong Tatler;

2014 Alex Prager: Crowd Control, Nowness;

2014 ART BASEL, Basel, Art Agenda;

2014 March 2014 Alex Prager, Art Forum;

2014 Alex Prager, "Face in the Crowd", Time Out;

2014 ‘Alex Prager: Face in the Crowd’ at Lehmann Maupin, The Observer;

2014 For Alex Prager, It’s Lonely in a Crowd, T Magazine;

2014 Alex Prager: Not Another face in the Crowd,Opening Ceremony;

2014 Alex Prager, Crowdsourced ,Interview Magazine;

2013 Alex Prager Photographs The Dark Underbelly Of Crowds, Huffington Post;

2013 See: Alex Prager’s Lonely, Haunting Face in the Crowd, New York Magazine;

2013 Staging Reality: Alex Prager’s Timeless Faces in the Crowd ,Time Magazine;

2013 50 under 50: The next most collectible Artists, Art + Auction;

2012 reFramed: In conversation with Alex Prager ,Los Angeles Times;

2012 Can’t Look Away Photographer Alex Prager’s high-intensity L.A. melodrama, New York Magazine;

2012 April 7: L.A. Noir, W Magazine;

2010 Out With The Old And In With The Old-Inspired: Fresh Photos At MoMA, NPR;


SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

Lehmann Maupin Gallery, Hong Kong (forthcoming)

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia 2014

The Arts Club, London, 2014

« Face in the Crowd », M+B Gallery, Los Angeles 2014

« Face in the Crowd », Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York 2014

« Face in the Crowd », Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC 2013

« Mise-en-scène », SCAD Museum of Art, Sacannah, GA 2013

2012 FOAM Paul Huf Award 2012, FOAM, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; “Compulsion,” Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York; “Compulsion,” Michael Hoppen Gallery, London; “Compulsion,” M+B Gallery, Los Angeles

2010 "Week-end", Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, England, M+B Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY

2009 "The Big Valley", Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY

2008 "The Big Valley", Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, England

2007 "Polyester", Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

« Not Really », Castle Gallery, The College of New Rochelle, New York 2015

« The Noir Effect », Skirball with Festival Images, Vevey, Switzerland 2014

Quai No.1 in conjunction with Festival Images, Vevey, Switzerland 2014

« The Noir Effect », Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles

« Total Art : Contemporary Video », The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C 2014

« Color ! American Photography Transformed », Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth 2013

« At the Window : The photographer’s View », The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, Los Angeles

2012 “Portrait of a Generation,” The Hole Gallery, New York, NY; “Twisted Sisters,” DODGE Gallery, New York, NY; “State of the Art – New Contemporary Photography,” NRW – Forum, Düsseldorf

2011 “No fashion, please: Photography between Gender and Lifestyle,” Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; “I’m Not Here,” Drake Hotel, Toronto, Canada; “Eve,” Subliminal Projects Gallery, Los Angeles, California; “Intermission,” James Cohan Gallery Shanghai, China; “Embarrassment of Riches: Picturing Global Wealth, 2000-­‐2010,” Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas; “People, Places, Power: Reframing the American Landscape”, Van Every/Smith Galleries, Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina

2010 "New Photography 2010", Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

2009 "Colour", Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, England, "True Self", Jonathan Levine Gallery, New York, NY

2008 "Young Curators, New Ideas", Bond Street Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, "WeAreTheSuperlativeConspiracy", Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, "The Good Life", Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY, Photographic Centre Northwest ion Seattle, WA, "Incognito", Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA

2007 "Untitled", Benjaman Fink & Alex Prager, Sarah Tecchia Gallery, New York, NY, "Photo Miami", Miami FL, "Safe + Sound", London Institute of Fashion, London

2006 "Dolls to the Walls", Project Gallery, Los Angeles, "Queen of the Night, Women under the Influence", Berman/Turner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2005 "The Book of Disquiet", Downtown Independent Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, A True Show", White Charms Gallery, Los Angeles, "Admire the View", ArtShare Gallery, Los Angeles


COLLECTIONS:

Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio

Kunsthaus (The Museum for Modern Art), Zürich, Switzerland

Museum of Modern Art, New York

Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

North Carolina Art Museum, Raleigh, North Carolina

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California

Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland, Australia

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York


FILMOGRAPHY:

2012 La Petite Mort (upcoming)

2010 Despair

2010 Sunday


Photography & Moving Image