ALEXANDER SCHADY
Biography

Studied at Manchester Metropolitan and Middlesex University.
Lives and works in London.


Education
1999-01        Middlesex University, MFA, Art and Critical Theory
1993-96        Middlesex University, BA(Hons) Fine Art, 1.0
1992-93        Manchester Metropolitan University, Foundaton in Art & Design
1990-92        Parrs Wood High School 5 A’Levels 2A’s 2B’s 1C
1985-90        Parrs Wood High School 9GCSE’s


Solo shows
2009        Everything Must Go, Film showing, Camden Arts Centre
2008        I don’t think I can fit it in, Five Years Gallery
2005        I can’t help you, (with Kate Rose Carrick) Coleman Project Space, London
2004        Periodically repeating identical units, (with Hadas Kedar) Variablemedia,
         London
2003        Woken by a greenish light, (with Hadas Kedar) Luftraum, Frankfurt
2002        The way things don’t work, (with Dennise Hawrysio) Five Years
2000-01  They protected their ankles with cardboard boxes, (with Hadas Kedar)
         Five Years
1999        Corporate Actions, Five Years Gallery
1997        Slip, Ally Capellino Gallery


Selected group shows
2009        2 is one, One is None, Back Lane West, Redruth
2009        Free Association, Area 53, Austria
2008        Whitstable Biennale 08, Whitstable
2008        Roll This, St Peters Church, Sandwich
2008        Angle of Incidence,Tontine Studios, Folkestone
2008        Shorts, Carel Gallery, New York
2007        Videoart, Prague
2007        There is no future for us now, Five Years, London
2007        Goo Goo Muck, Five Yeats, London
2006        Loupe, Reading power station, Tel Aviv
2006        Frenzy, Metropole Galleries, Folkestone
2006        Sightline, Camden Arts Centre, London
2005        For and From, Metropole Galleries, Folkestone
2005        Highgate Wood, London
2004        Home, Spacex , Exeter
2003        Tender Prey, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
2003        24-1, 1miilion miles per hour, London
2003        Spacemen, MOT, London
2002        Found 5 Diss St, ifa Gallery, Bonn
2002        On the Way to Timbuktoo, ifa gallery, Berlin
2001        The difference between them and us, Five Years
2001        Everything must go, Cable Street Gallery
2000        There is plenty of sunshine in summer, Outline, Amsterdam
2000        Sleight of Hand, Five Years
2000        Dark Pop, Five Years
2000        Gratuitous, Metro Cinema
1999        What is Love?, Five Years
1997        Can’t see the woods for the trees, Cable Street Gallery
1996        Private, Highgate Woods
1996        Sleep, Roundhouse


Selected publications
2007        Periodical Vol1, published by Five Years
2006        Frenzy, published by Five Years
2005        I can’t help you, published by Chelsea College of Art
2003        Tender Prey, published by Arti et Amicitiae.
2002        View from Egg dam, published by ifa gallery Bonn.
2000-1    They protected their ankles with cardboard boxes, published by Five Years
2000        Cut outs, Dark Star (issue 2)
1998-99  Office, RiordanFaz 1998 and 1999.
1997        Its good to talk, Victoria (issue 2)



1998-08        Five Years
Co-founder of artist led gallery space. Five Years is a non profit-making, artist-run
organisation. Our main activities are organising exhibitions with related educational
initiatives and providing a public platform for young or emerging contemporary artists.

Five Years has a strong national reputation and a growing international profile. We have
developed good links both with major institutions like Tate Modern and also with local
authorities and community organisations. Information about our activities is available on
our website (www.fiveyears.org.uk).

I am involved in all aspects of Five Years activities. This includes the development and
management of an ambitious exhibitions programme. We present at least 6 month-long
exhibitions a year, including solo projects, group exhibitions and a strong international
exchange scheme. In addition to the exhibitions programme Five Years operates a
performance and events programme that includes: live music events; film showings;
performance nights both within the gallery and more recently in a variety of non-gallery
venues.

I also have considerable experience in finding funding for a variety of Five Years
projects. In the past 6 years we have received money from The Lottery Grant, The
British Council, The Mondrian Foundation, FACT.