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ALEXA HOYER 


Born in Hamburg, Germany

Lives and works in NY, USA

EDUCATION 

2005  
MFA, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA 


2004  
Art and Culture Seminar, Temple University, Rome, IT  


2003  
BFA, Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts, Webster University, St. Louis, MO 

Portrait by Hyewon Park

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

2018  
Montaje al Aire, Cecille R. Hunt Gallery, Saint Louis, MO 


2015  
Targets, FRESH WINDOW, Brooklyn, NY
I always wanted to go to Paris, Eastern State Penitentiary, France, Philadelphia, PA (through 2017)


2014  
Paper Boats, Inside-out Museum, Beijing, China 


2005  
MFA Thesis Exhibition, Temple Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2024  
Fallow Frames, PS122 Gallery, New York, NY

Chicago Expo, SEIZAN Gallery booth, Chicago, IL

2023 
ALEXA HOYER & MOEKO MAEDA, SEIZAN Gallery, New York

2023  
Fallow Frames, Upcoming: NYFA Queens Arts Fund: 2023:
New Work Grant, Queens, NY  
SEIZAN Gallery, NYC, NY


2022  
Anonymous Architectures, curated by Ysabel Blasi, Monira Foundation @Mana Contemporary Jersey City, NJ
  

Meeting Point, curated by: Ya'ara Raz Haklai, PHOTO IS: RAEL, Kfar Yona, Israel


Trio, Kenektid, Seoul, Korea

Spring Break Art Show, “So do you remember?!!”, curated by Queenie Wong, Los Angeles, CA


2021  
Meeting Point, curated by: Ya'ara Raz Haklai, PHOTO IS: RAEL, Tel-Aviv, Israel


Trio - The Fire Winds, curated by Melanie Willhide, Kenektid X Gallery, NYC, NY

Trio, Kenektid X Gallery, NYC, NY

Shifting Ground, The Architectural League of NY, NYC, NY


2020  
END, Empirical Nonsense, NYC, NY


Artists in Quarantine, curated by Alma Egger, FRESH WINDOW, Brooklyn, NY


Targets: Alexa Hoyer, Tbilisi Photography & Multimedia Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia 



2019  
Night of Photography, Tbilisi Photo Festival, Tbilisi, Georgia 

Deliberate Acts: the Alice Austen Triennial of Photography, Alice Austen Museum, Triennial, shortlisted, Staten Island, NY

Dry Wit, Nevada Humanities Program Gallery, Las Vegas, NV  

Friend of a Friend, The Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, NY 

Night of the Year, Arles, Arles Les Rencontres de la Photographie, France 

Off Site Art / ArtBridge for L’Aquila, Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy 

Tableau, curated by: Chad Stayrook, Bronx River Art Center (BRAC), Bronx, NY 

Command N, curated by Alma Egger, FRESH WINDOW, Brooklyn, NY 

Contemporary Women Artists: In celebration of Women’s History Month, Selections from The Santo Foundation Collection, Arcade Contemporary Art Projects, St Louis, MO 

Primera Lectura, Casa Lü, CDMX, México  

(No) Fun, curated by Ethan Shoshan, Empirical Nonsense, NYC, NY  


2018  
Walls Turned Sideways: Artists Confront the American Justice System, curated by: Risa Puleo, Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston, Houston, TX 

Free Translation, MAA-tila Gallery, Helsinki, Finland 

2018 Spring Art Auction, ArtBridge, NYC, NY 

Reservoir, Callicoon Apple Barn, curated by: Derick Melander, Callicoon, NY 

Plural, curated by Alisha Kerlin, UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, Las Vegas, NV 


2017  
Touched Nature, curated by Alma Egger, FRESH WINDOW, Brooklyn, NY 

Tested Ground, curated by Alisha Kerlin, UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, Las Vegas, NV 

Change!, ArtBridge, curated by Ian Alteveer, Valerio Bindi and Malin Fezehai, L’Aquila, IT 

The Streets are Talking, curated by: Hermes Payrhuber, Otisbk, Brooklyn, NY 

Kentucky Derby and Art Auction, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY 

NEW VISIONS, Cortona On The Move Competition Gallery, Cortona, Italy

The Figure, Site: Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY 


2016  
Making the Future, David & Schweitzer Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY 

Turing’s Apple, Redling Fine Art, organized by Tony Oursler, Los Angeles, CA 

Spring Photo Contest, Ken Allen Studios, Brooklyn, NY 


2015  
40@100, Cecille R. Hunt Gallery, Saint Louis, MO 

PPAC’s 6th Annual Contemporary Exhibition, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, PA 


I Walk Deserts Full Of Matter, curated by Sarah Corona, Roomservice Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 

Select Art Fair with FRESH WINDOW, CENTER 548, NYC, NY 

Making History, Storefront Ten Eyck, Brooklyn, NY

WAGMAG Benefit, The Boiler - Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 

ARCO Madrid, with FRESH WINDOW, Madrid, ES 

Victory for Tyler 2015, juried by: Anthony Elms, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA 

Portrait Show, Blacklist, NYC, NY 


2014  
Recapturing the Scenic Wilds, Wave Hill, curated by Jennifer McGregor, 

Glyndor Gallery, NYC, NY 

NURTUREart Benefit, Boiler Room - Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 

Unfinished Landscapes and Targets, Inside-out Museum, Beijing, CN 

A Shoeshine for a Song, curated by Heather Hart, Barter Town, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY 

The Hand Grenade Show, Gallery 125, Brooklyn, NY

FEARFULAWESOME, {TEMP} Art Space, NYC, NY 


2013  
Eavesdropping, performance, curated by Marco Antonini, {TEMP} Art Space, NYC, NY 

Transitions, Airplane Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Relax, this won’t hurt a bit, Medical Office, Brooklyn, NY


2012  
Nurture Art Benefit, Charles Bank Gallery, New York, NY

Prehistoric Photo Booth, Dumbo Arts Festival, curated by Heather Hart, Bartertown, Brooklyn, NY

Crimes of the Future, Medical Office, Brooklyn, NY

BOFFO Show House 2012, Madison Jackson, New York, NY

The Evidence of Ritual, MoCADA, Brooklyn, NY


2011  
Nurture Art Benefit, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY

7th Annual Art in Odd Places Festival, Just a German Shoeshine Girl, Ritual, curated by Kalia Brooks, NYC, NY

Moraltarantula, curated by Marcel Hueppauff, Zollamt, Hamburg, Germany

These are a few of my favorite..., curated by Jerelyn Hanrahan, The End, Brooklyn, NY

Eavesdropping, curated by Kevin Currin, performance, Laundromat Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


2010  
Download/Destroy, Fortress To Solitude, Brooklyn, NY

Foreign Bodies, 2B Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

Cocktails and Dreams, Laundromat Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Dumbo Arts Festival, Eavesdropping, The Work Office, Brooklyn, NY

Moraltarantula 4, curated by Marcel Hueppauff, Broken Home-Open Museum, Hamburg, Germany

Withdrawn, Képesház, Budapest, Hungary

Lebkuchenherzen, County Affair Callicoon, NADA (New Art Dealers Alliance), Callicoon, NY

Drop in the Bucket, Local Project, Long Island City, Queens, NY

Bushwick Schlacht, Fortress to Solitude, Brooklyn, NY

Portable Caves, HKJB, Long Island City, Queens, NY


2009  
Workout, OTOM, Brooklyn, NY

Chicane burns as citadels slave, Albuquerque Public Library, Albuquerque, New Mexico


2007  
Beyond the 4th Wall, Sensei Gallery, NYC, NY

Von Heiner Bis Mueller, Labor K1, Berlin, Germany


2006  
Martin & Lewis, The Whole Gallery, Baltimore, MD

From / About, Hungarian Multicultural Center, Budapest, Hungary


2005  
Graduate Fellows Exhibition, Penrose Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA

Tyler Juried MFA Exhibition, Juror: Alex Baker, Crane Arts Studio, Philadelphia, PA

Nickel Up, Penrose Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA

Tyler Juried MFA Exhibition, Juror: Dick Torchia, Crane Arts Studio, Philadelphia, PA

Multiples, Juror: Christina Shmigel, Art Saint Louis, Saint Louis, MO

6th International Open, Juror: Lisa Phillip, Womanmade Gallery, Chicago, IL

Nadadada, Contemporary Art Museum Saint Louis, Saint Louis, MO

Untitled The Sequel, Smaller and Cheaper, Fort Gondo, Saint Louis, MO

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, Las Vegas, NV

The Santo Foundation Collection, St Louis, MO

Sage and Coombe Architects, New York, NY

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2017  
Performances for closing reception, Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, PA


2014  
FEARFULAWESOME, {TEMP} Art Space, NYC, NY 


2013  
Relax - this won’t hurt a bit, The Medical Office, Brooklyn, NY


2012  
Crimes of the Future, The Medical Office, Brooklyn, NY

SELECTED PRESS  

2024  
Rainbow, Greta. “Documenting Ridgewood’s Abandoned Tree Beds” Hyperallergic

“In Absentia” interview with Kevin Ritter, Urban Omnibus

2022  
Ryan, Gary, “Anonymous Architectures at MANA Contemporary,” Whitehot Magazine, August.

McCall, Tris, “Land of the Free sizzles at Mana Contemporary,” New Jersey Times, May 13.

Moses, Jeanette. D. “The new Black vanguard of portrait photography, plus four other photo shows worth seeing” PopPhoto, Jun 20.

Cascone, Sarah. “In Pictures: The best of Spring Break Los Angeles: From a Hot Dog Rolling Machine to Personalized NFTs,” Artnet news, February 18.         


2021 

“진행 중인 작업”… 3명의 그룹 사진전 ‘Trio’ 첫선, ALEXA HOYER, BETSY KENYON, 박혜원 작품 선보여,” The Korean New York Daily


2020  
Documentary about the project “Off Site Art / ArtBridge per L’Aquila” - “Change!”


2019  
Jacobson, Anna. “Woman Crush Wednesday: Alexa Hoyer,” Musée Magazine, Oct 16.

 “Humanities Program Gallery presents ‘Dry Wit’ exhibition,” News 3 Las Vegas, 

KSNV-TV NBC

 “Barrick Museum of Art Partners with Nevada Humanities for Dry Wit,” UNLV News Center

Documentary about the project “Off Site Art / ArtBridge per L’Aquila” - “Change!” 

“Les Griffes de la Nuit,” Society Magazine

 “Unreal Photos of Cockfighting’s Deadly Appendages - photos by Alexa Hoyer,” Vice

n°6 de la revue femmesPHOTOgraphes, Alexa Hoyer, FemmesPHOTOgraphes

“FemmesPHOTOgraphes announces the release of the sixth issue of its magazine,” The Eye of Photography

“The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art Assembles Dry Wit,” Nevada Humanities


2018  
Hunt, A., “New Photo Exhibit Explores Creativity, Scarcity and Shopping,” Alive Magazine

“The Homemade Gun Targets of the American West - photos by Alexa Hoyer,” Vice

“Alexa Hoyer: Montaje al Aire,” St. Louis Magazine

Baude, Dawn Michelle. “The Barrick’s ‘Plural’ Teams local and International Artists for an engaging show,” Las Vegas Weekly

“Hunt Gallery Presents Alumna Alexa Hoyer ‘Montaje al Aire’,” Webster University News


2017  
Corona, Sarah. “Polluo Ergo Sum - Alexa Hoyer’s Fotoserie in Las Vegas,” Wall Street International

“Cuba’s Sparse and Poetic Storefront Windows - photos by Alexa Hoyer,” Vice

Domus, Magazzino

Wall, Kim. “The Weekly Package,” Harper’s Magazine

Sole, D.K. “UNLV News Center,” Trash Talk

Fuentes, Ed. “Alexa Hoyer’s Targets,” Barrick Museum of Art Blog

“Recycled Culture,” Las Vegas Weekly

“Touched Nature” Wall Street International Magazine 

Baude, Dawn-Michelle. “Tested Ground Turns Discards into thought-provoking Art,” Las Vegas Weekly

Sole, D.K. “An Inside View of the Barrick Museum,” Targets, Take II

Sole, D.K. “UNLV News Center,” Targets, Take II


2016  
Domus, Change

Mizota, Sharon. “The Alan Turing effect: Show explores the evolution of Art in the Digital Age,” Los Angeles Times, March 8

Design Trust For Public Space, Instagram Campaign


2015  
Droste Effect, Room Service, a new not-for-profit art space in Brooklyn

D’Agostino, Paul. Alexa Hoyer: Targets,” The L Magazine, “Brooklyn

Killary, Katie. “Special Performances for “Targets: Alexa Hoyer”, Bushwick Daily


2014  
Marsala, Helga. “Un progretto del collectivo SANE da TEMP Art space a New York”

Corona, Sarah. “FEARFULAWESOME,” Wall Street International

Reardon, Tim. “Art Incarcerated at the Eastern State Penitentiary,” The Philadelphia Inquirer

Laluyan, Oscar. “Picture this: Awesome and Nothing to Fear,” ARTE FUSE


2013  
Driever, Juliana (ed.). aiop - art in odd places, Catalog, Alexa Hoyer

Galatioto, Jennifer. “This Won’t Hurt A Bit,” Greenpointers


2012  
Colucci, Emily. “At Greenpoint Open Studios, Wacky, Weird and Beautiful Art,” Hyperallergic, 

Brooks, Katherine. “2012 BOFFO Show House At The Madison Jackson,” The Huffington Post    


2011  
Vartanian, Hrag. “My Very Personal Beat Nite in Photos, Part 2,” Hyperallergic the bare square, Jen Recommends...a stroll down 14th St

Singer, Reid. “Alexa Hoyer and Walsh Hansen at The Laundromat,” Hard-To-Reach

Short, Aaron. “The ‘Beat’ goes on as Bushwick opens galleries and studios this Friday,” New York Post

Basile, Angela. “Full Moon Brightens Bushwick’s Beat Nite,” Brooklyn - The Borough


2010  
Passow, Anne. “Sie bringt Ami's Lebkuchen,” Bergedorfer Zeitung

Christopher Johnson, Gerry. “Jailhouse Gawk,” Philadelphia Weekly


2006  
McCabe, Bert. “Straight Not, Artists Collaborate For Laughs,” Baltimore City Paper


2005  
Sirius, Jean. “On visiting Eastern State,” artcataloging.net

Sozanski, Edward J. “Artists Provide Good Reasons To Go To Prison,” The Philadelphia Inquirer

Fallon, Roberta. Prisoners of Eastern State, Libby Rosof, Artblog

Shepley, Carol Ferring. “Once is Not Enough in ‘Multiples' at Art St. Louis,” St. Louis Post Dispatch

PUBLICATIONS

2021  
Hoyer, Alexa. Wegweiser, Kenektid, Seoul, Korea 


2019  
Arles 2019 Les Nuits catalog, Alexa Hoyer, Targets, The Rencontres d’Arles, Arles, France


2018  
Walls Turned Sideways: Artist Confronts Justice System, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston 


2014  
Recapturing the Scenic Wilds, Exhibition Catalog, Wave Hill   


2013  
Exhibition Catalog 2012 / 2013, NURTUREart, Brooklyn, New York 


2012  
Emergency INDEX 2011, Just A German Shoeshine Girl, Ugly Duckling Presse, NYC, NY


2005  
Torchia, Richard. Pandemonium, Beat Poetry

TALKS & INTERVIEWS

2020  
“IG conversation Alexa Hoyer with Mikayla Whitmore,” 35s & 45s, Brooklyn, NY


2019    
Interview of Open: Bronx River Art Center Tableau Exhibition, Bronxnet, Bronx, NY

“Artist Talk: Tableau Artist Panel Discussion,” Bronx River Art Center (BRAC), Bronx, NY


2018  
“Interview, Alexa Hoyer: The Homemade Gun Targets of the American West,” WDR Cosmo, 

Cologne, Germany 

Artist Talk: Montaje al Aire, Cecille R. Hunt Gallery, Webster University, Saint Louis, MO 

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE AND AWARDS 

2024  
Flushing Town Hall, Queens Community Arts Grant

2023  
NYFA Grants - 2023 Queens Arts Fund: New Work Grant, Queens, NY


2022  
Woodward Residency, Queens, NY


2021  
AIR LMCC Governors Island Residency, NYC, NY



2020  
ArtBridge Covid-19 Artist Relief Grant, NYC, NY


2019  
Shortlist - Alice Austen Museum Triennial, Staten Island, NY


2019  
AIR Casa Lü, Mexico City, Mexico 


2019  
Shortlist- IWPA (International Women Photographers Award), Toulouse, France


2019  
Arles Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Night of the Year, Arles, France 


2018  
Shortlist- IWPA (International Women Photographers Award), Toulouse, France


2017  
Shortlist - Athens Photo Festival, Hellenic Centre for Photography, Athens, Greece


2016  
Finalist - Photo Urbanism Fellowship – Design Trust For Public Space, NY 


2014  
AIR Inside Out Museum, Beijing, CN 


2013  
AIR CAC Woodside AIR, Troy, NY 


2005  
AIR Hungarian Multicultural Society, Budapest, HU


2003  
University Fellowship, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA  

EXHIBITIONS

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Alexa Hoyer & Moeko Maeda

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