Biography

James Alec Hardy was born in Colchester, England 1979.

He studied Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College 1997-1998 then Graphic Design Communication at Camberwell College of Art 1998-2002.

He currently lives and works in London UK

He has been pushing recognition for the medium of video art since 2002, making sculptures and installations embracing the positive aspects and creative potential of abstract moving images. Hardy’s artistic practice is based on a critique of technology consumption with particular reference to screen-based culture. His motivation is to reclaim our relationship with screens and to free our minds from negative effects and addiction. The unique studio he has built for his work is a major collection of obsolete analogue television equipment, salvaged from decommissioned television studios, which he uses to create his distinctive abstract content.

Exhibitions include: Mdina Biennale Malta (2020), Stads Triennale Genk Belgium (2020), Karachi Biennale, Pakistan (2019), "Sweet Harmony : Rave Today" Saatchi Gallery (2019), Whitechapel Gallery Presents (2019), Art Brussels wt Kristin Hjellegjerde, Belgium (2019), "Harder Edge" Saatchi Gallery, London (2019), “Yggdrasil” Kristin Hjellegjerde, London (2019), Subsidiary Projects, London (2019), “Harder Edge” Hospital Club ( 2019), “Aphrodite lowered her mirror” Kristin Hjellegjerde, Berlin, Germany (2018)”Xoniuqequinox” Cannon Place, London (2018); ArtMoorHouse, London (2017); Karst Contemporary, Plymouth (2017); FOLD Gallery, London (2016); The Hospital Club, London (2016); Vanity Projects, New York (2016); Mdina Biennale, Malta (2015); Ritter Zamet, London (2015); South Kiosk, London (2014); The Depot Gallery, London (2013); Home Front, London (2012). Residencies include OVADA Oxford (2016) and i-Cabin (2009). He has performed and created installations since 2002 including, No Soul for Sale, Tate Britain (2010) Subvision, Hamburg, Germany (2009) Electricity Bill, Tate Britain (2007)

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