Born 1967, Cologne, Germany
Lives and works in Berlin and Munich

Education

1995

BA Fashion Design, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, UK

1991

Fine Art Foundation, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, UK

Awards & Residencies

2016

Stiftung Kunstfonds Award

2014

Artist Residency, Harare, Zimbabwe

2011

Artist Residency, Studio Voltaire, London, UK

2004

Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany

Solo Exhibitions

(C) denotes catalogue published in conjunction with the exhibition.

2022

A-Z, Le Centre Régional d’Art Contemporain Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée, Sète, France

2021

A-Z, Museum Brandhorst, Munich, Germany
Fair Game, KINDL Centre for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany

2020

2020, Herald St, London, UK
Top Down / Bottom Up, Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany

2019

Unruhe, Secession, Vienna, Austria

2018

Mammal, Studio Voltaire, London, UK

2017

Ping, BQ, Berlin, Germany
Stretch, Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany
Stretch, Crédac, Ivry, France

2016

Parallelgesellschaften, K21 Ständehaus, Düsseldorf, Germany
Stretch, Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover, Germany
Needle, Herald St, London, UK

2015

Cagey, Piece*Unique, Cologne, Germany

2014

Eskalation, The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield, UK
B.U.F.F., BQ, Berlin, Germany
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2013

Inside out, BQ, Berlin, Germany

2012

Herald St, London, UK
Hausrat, Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Ganzjährige, Präsentation im Foyer, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany

2011

Studio Voltaire, London, UK
Think of me, Kimmerich, New York, USA

2010

Blondie, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
STORNO, BQ, Los Angeles, USA

2009

Alles muß raus!, BQ, Berlin, Germany
Crossings, Herald St, London, UK

2008

Ursula Blickle, Stiftung, Kraichtal-Unteröwisheim, Germany
Open Space, BQ, Art Köln, Cologne, Germany
Units, Docking Station, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2007

Holz, Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA

2006

BQ, Cologne, Germany

2005

Herald St, London, UK

Two Person Exhibitions

(C) denotes catalogue published in conjunction with the exhibition.

2022

La pensée corps, Foundation Pernod Ricard, Paris, FR (two-person with Lutz Huelle)

2019

Carried by Something Else, Galerie der Stadt Schwaz, Schwaz, Austria (two-person with Anna Holtz)

Group Exhibitions

(C) denotes catalogue published in conjunction with the exhibition.

2022

Phantoms of the Night: 100 Years of Nosferatu, Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg, Berlin, Germany
New Space Show, Layr, Vienna, Austria
Let's Live Where The Indoors & Outdoors Meet, BQ, Berlin, Germany
2020Solidarity, Maison du Livre, de l'Image et du Son, Villeurbanne, France
Future Bodies from a Recent Past—Sculpture, Technology, and the Body since the 1950s, Museum Brandhorst, Munich, Germany
An eeriness on the Plain, 1301SW, South Melbourne, Australia
Patterning. Pop and Politics in Contemporary Textile Art, Kunstmuseum Ravensburg, Ravensburg, Germany
Empowerment, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
Warsawa w Budowie / Warsaw under Construction, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

2021

Matter-of-Fact, Galerie Duchamp, Yvetot, France
Why hasn’t everything already disappeared?, Kunstmuseum Bochum, Bochum, Germany

2020

Patterning. Pop and Politics in Contemporary Textile Art, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Chemnitz, Germany
The Making of Husbands: Christina Ramberg in Dialogue, Baltic, Gateshead, UK
Grace Before Jones: Camera, Disco, Studio, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK
Rohstoff pourquoi, BQ, Berlin, Germany
The Making of Husbands: Christina Ramberg in Dialogue, FRAC Lorraine, Metz, France
Via dell’Inferno, Herald St at Galleria Spazia, Bologna, Italy

2019

The Assembled Human, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
The Making of Husbands: Christina Ramberg in Dialogue, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
Mercury, Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
J’aime le rose pale et les femmes ingrates, Crédac, Ivry, France
Sick and Desiring, Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen, Norway
Maskulintäten, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, and Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany
Yorkshire Sculpture International, The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield, UK
Erratic Resistance, Deborah Schamoni, Munich, Germany
Forever Young, Museum Brandhorst, Munich, Germany
May You Live In Interesting Times, 58th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Tainted Love (club edit), Villa Arson, Nice, FR Herald St | Museum St, London, UK
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany

2018

Naked, Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen, Norway
The Revolutionary Suicide Mechanised Regiment Band, Part 2, Rob Tufnell, London, UK
ISelf Collection: Bumped Bodies, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
Alexandra Bircken, Josh Brand, Matthew Darbyshire, Michael Dean, Cary Kwok, Amalia Pica, Nicole Wermers, Herald St | Museum St, London, UK

2017

The problem with having a body / is that it always needs to be somewhere, The Approach, London, UK

2016

Trolley, Glasgow International, Tramway, Glasgow, UK

2015

Rates of Exchange, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia
Mapping Bucharest: Art, Memory and Revolution 1916–2016, MAK – Austrian Museum of Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria
Wo ist hier? #2: Raum und Gegenwart, Bildhauerei und Installation seit 2000, Kunstverein Reutlingen, Reutlingen, Germany
War Games, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, USA
Markus Amm | Alexandra Bircken | Michael Dean, Herald St – Golden Sq, London, UK
Basket Case II, National Gallery, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

2014

Basket Case II, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
Blicke! Koerper! Sensationen!, Deutsches Hygiene Museum, Dresden, Germany
Humain non humain, Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Paris, France
Ökonomie der Aufmerksamkeit, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
The Great Outdoors, Schaufenster, Berlin, Germany
Die Antwort der Dinge, Lothringer 13, Munich, Germany
Fiber in Form, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, USA

2013

The Love of Things, Kunsthalle Münster, Münster, DE Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany
Days in Lieu, curated by Rodolphe von Hofmannsthal, David Zwirner, London, UK
Nue hier – Sammlung zeitgenödsischer Kunst der Bundesrepublik Deutschland / Ankaüfe von 2007 – 2011, Germany

2012

A Disagreeable Object, SculptureCenter, New York, USA
Everyday Abstract – Abstract Everyday, James Cohan Gallery, New York, USA
Made in Germany Zwei, International Art in Germany, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
Neuralgie, Kunstraum Düsseldorf, Germany

2011

Gesamtkunstwerk: New Art From Germany, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Skulpturales Handeln, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany (C)
EX3 Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy
Mailles. Art en laine, Maison du Danemark, Paris, France
Arthur Bokskamp-Stiftung, Hohenlockstedt, Germany
My Beautiful Mongo, Thomas Brambilla, Bergamo, Italy
Wash, then dance, Tinderbox, Hamburg, Germany
H x W x D, Wentrup, Berlin, Germany

2010

Undone, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK
Neues Rheinland. Eine postironische Generation, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
Folklore?, CRAC Alsace, Altkirch, France
Every Night, I go to Sleep, Modern Art, London, UK
Rive Droite / Rive Gauche, Paris, France (C)
Same slight Slighter, Renwick Gallery, New York, USA
The Long Dark, curated by Michelle Cotton, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, UK
Feint Art, Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany
Kimmerich Gallery, New York, USA

2009

The Long Dark, curated by Michelle Cotton, The International 3, Manchester, UK
Your Gold Teeth II, curated by Todd Levin, Marianne Boesky, New York, USA
Arrival Inside, Mary Mary, Glasgow, UK

2008

Vom Gehen in viele Richtungen, 701 e.V. zu Gast im KIT - Kunst im Tunnel, Düsseldorf, Germany
1st Brussels Biennial, Brussels, Belgium
Borders, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Hooking Up, curated by Klaus Kertess, View 14, Mary Boone, New York, USA
Paradies und zurück, Zeitgenössische Kunst im Schloss Dyck, Jüchen, Germany
Martian Museum of terrestrial Art, curated by Francesco Manacorda, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK
Anti-Baby Pill, Aktualisierungraum, Hamburg, Germany

2007

Unmonumental, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, US
Hope and Despair, Cell Project Space, London, UK
Common Threads, Charlottestown Confederation Center, Charlottestown; Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, CA About-turn, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, DE
L’Homme nu, Volume 2/3: L’Homme et son environment, Maison Populaire, Montréal, CA
L’Homme nu, Volume 1/3: Allures anthropomorphes, Maison Populaire, Montréal, CA

2006

Dereconstruction, curated by Matthew Higgs, Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA (C)
Grosse Rasenstuck, outdoor sculpture project, Nürenberg, Germany
Kn’-yan, curated by Veit Loers, Galerie Christine Mayer, Munich, Germany

2005

5 Sculptors, Westfalischer Kunstverein, Münqster, Germany
Group Show, Maureen Paley, London, UK
Other People’s Projects, Herald St, London; White Columns, New York, USA
Us, Herald St, London, UK

Solo Exhibition Catalogues & Artist Books

2021

Ed. Bayer-Wermuth, Monika, Alexandra Bircken: A-Z, Hatje Cantz; Museum Brandhorst, Munich, 2021 (C)

2019

Bircken, Alexandra, Alexandra Bircken: 1986, Secession, Vienna; Revolver Publishing, Berlin, 2019 (C)

2017

Ed. Le Restif, Claire; Rahn, Kathleen; Titz, Susanne, Alexandra Bircken: STRETCH, Kunstverein Hannover, Hanover; Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach; Centre d’art contemporain d’Ivry - le Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine, 2017 (C)

2013

Ed. Végh, Christina; Waldvogel, Florian, Alexandra Bircken: Rektusdiastase, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn; Kunstverein, Hamburg; Cologne, 2013 (C)

2010

Heymer, Kay, Alexandra Bircken, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, 2010 (C)

2008

Ed. Schafhausen, Nicolas; Waldvogel, Florian, Alexandra Bircken, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal; Cologne, 2008 (C)

2006

Alexandra Bircken: Klötze, BQ, Cologne, 2006 (C)

2004

Alex Bircken, BQ, Cologne, 2004 (C)

Group Exhibition Catalogues & Surveys

(C) denotes catalogue.

2022

Ed. Dander, Patrizia, Future Bodies from a Recent Past, Skulptur, Technologie, Körper seit den 1950er-Jahren, Museum Brandhorst, Munich, 2022 (C)

2020

Bayer-Wermuth, Monika, Alexandra Bircken, New Model Army, 2016, in: Really Old? 10 Jahre Museum Brandhorst (Program Booklet), Museum Brandhorst, Munich, 2022, p. 15

2019

Dander, Patrizia, Bodies and Capital, in: ed. Hochdörfer, Achim; Dander, Patrizia; Proctor, Jacob, Museum Brandhorst: The Collection, Munich, 2019, pp. 268-73
Kruijswijk, Léon, Alexandra Bircken, in: ed. Gritz, Anna, The Making of Husbands: Christina Ramberg in Dialogue, London, 2019 (C), pp. 108-109
–––, Alexandra Bircken, in ed. Richards, Mary, May You Live in Interesting Times: Biennale Arte 2019, Venice, 2019, (C), pp. 218-219

2014

Meyer-Hermann, Eva, Was wir sehen blickt uns an, in: Blicke! Körper! Sensationen: Ein Anatomisches Wachskabinett und die Kunst, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden, 2014 (C), pp. 11-84
Parrish, Sarah, Alexandra Bircken, in: ed. Porter, Janelle, Fiber: Sculpture, 1960 – Present, ICA Boston, Boston; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus; Des moines Art Center, Des Moines; New York, 2014, (C), pp. 186-187

2010

Kersting, Rita, Alexandra Bircken, in: ed. Hoptman, Laura et. al, The Art of Tomorrow, Berlin, 2010, pp. 46-49
Kersting, Rita, Alexandra Bircken: Flaschengeist, in ed. Heinzelmann, Markus; Kreuzer, Stefanie, Neus Rheinland: Die Postironische Generation, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen; Berlin, 2010, (C), pp. 59-64
Ed. Jancou, Marc, Rive gauche/Rive droite, Marc Jancou Contemporary, Paris, 2010, (C)
Ed. Freeke, Stephen; le Feuvre, Lisa; Raikes, Sophie, Undone: Making and Unmaking in Contemporary Sculpture, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, 2010 (C)

2009

Lange, Christy, Alexandra Bircken, in ed. Adajania, Nancy; Ellegood, Anne, Vitamin 3-D: New Perspectives in Sculpture and Installation, London, 2009, (C), pp. 46-47

2008

Abs, Peter, Alexandra Bircken, in ed. de Vries, Janneke, Um-Kehrungen, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig; Heidelberg, 2008, (C), pp. 16-21
Plested, Lee, Common Threads, Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown; Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta; Calgary, 2008 (C)
Ed. Manacorda, Francesco, Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art, Barbican Art Gallery, London, 2008, (C), p. 111
Jerkić, Dominika; Loers, Veit, Paradies und zurück: Sammlung Rheingold in Schloss Dyck, Schloss Dyck, Jüchen; Cologne, 2008, (C), pp. 78-79

2007

Gioni, Massimiliano, Ask the Dust, in: Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; London, 2007, pp. 64-77
Voltz, Aurélie, L' homme nu = The Naked Man : allures anthropomorphes, paysages visités, arts de faire, Maison Populaire, Montreuil, 2007, (C)

2006

Ed. Strange, Raimar, Das große Rasenstück: Zeitgenössische Kunst im öffentlichen Raum; Eine Ausstellung der Stadt Nürnberg und des Deutschen Fußball-Bundes zur Fußballweltmeisterschaft 2006, Stadt Nürnberg, Nuremberg, 2006
Ed. Higgs, Matthew, Dereconstruction, Gladstone Gallery, New York, 2006, (C)

Public Commissions

2020

Slip of the Tongue, Kunstplatz Graben, Vienna, Austria
Top down / Bottom Up, Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany

Teaching

2018

Professorship at Akademie der bildenden Künste München

2000

Professor at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, UK

Interviews

2020

Paunic, Natalia, Exclusive DSCENE Interview with Artist Alexandra Bircken, designscene.net, 23 November 2020

2018

O’Mahony, Richard, The Calling, The Gentlewoman, Spring/Summer 2018
Linn, Elisa R.; Wolff, Lennart, Alexandra Bircken: Stretch, Kaleidoscope, no. 32, January 2018, pp. 62-81
Tarasoff, Sabrina, Alexandra Bircken Talks to Sabrina Tarasoff, Octopus notes, no. 8, 2018, pp. 202-23

2017

Völzke, Daniel, Alexandra Bircken stellt Plazenta aus: Ursprung der Welt, monopol-magazin.de, 27 December 2017

2016

Lorch, Catrin, Künstlerin zwischen den Welten: Das große Missverständnis, Süddeutsche Zeitung, 29 June 2016

2014

Nathan-Dorn, Anja, Afdekken, blootleggen: In gesprek met Alexandra Bircken, metropolism.com, 24 February 2014

2010

Mohr, Christoph, Interview mit Alexandra Bircken, report-k.de, May 2010

Essays & Articles

2022

Moroz, Sarah, An art show probing intimacy & vulnerability through fashion, i-d.vice.com, 28 November 2022
Herbert, Martin, Alexandra Bircken: KINDL – Centre for contemporary art, Artforum (Print Summer 2022)
Lloyd-Smith, Harriet, Skin in the game: Alexandra Bircken on fashion, club culture and the fragility of flesh, wallpaper.com, 13 February 2022

2021

Koerner von Gustorf, Oliver, Bodyrevolt, 032c, 1 November 2021
Meixner, Christine, Alphabet der Körper, Weltkunst, 5 October 2021, pp. 58-59
Sattler, Victor, In München entblößt Alexandra Bircken durch Kleidung, 23 September 2021, p. 118
Maria Schmidt, Sabine, Was kommt, was bleibt, Kunstforum International, Bd. 277 Oktober 2021, pp. 215-224
–––, Vier Fragen an Alexandra Bircken, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, 19 September 2021
Koerner von Gustorf, Oliver, An der Schnittstelle, monopol.de, 19 September 2021
Reber, Simone, Retterin im Flickenanzug, Der Tagesspiegel, 18 September 2021
Kramer, Lea, Zungenakrobatik am Bordstein, sueddeutsche.de, 21 August 2021
Beuthien, Tanja, Bis ins Mark, art, 30 July 2021, pp. 36-45
Vogel, Evelyn, Haut und Hülle, sueddeutsche.de, 21 July 2021
–––, Medias motos: El arte de Alexandra Bircken, motociclismo.es, 19 January 2021

2020

–––, Skulptur auf dem Kasseler Fridericianum: Höhenakrobatin, monopol-magazin.de, 3 December 2020
Moises, Jürgen, Feuer und Flamme für junge Meister, sueddeutsche.de, 2 December 2020
Bennett, Alex, Alexandra Bircken, 2020, Herald St./London, flash---art.com, 11 November 2020
–––, Musterung; Pop und Politik in der zeitgenössischen Textilkunst, kunstaspekte.de, November 2020
–––, Alexandra Bircken, Top down / Bottom up, Fridericianum, Kassel, art-in.de, 31 October 2020
–––, Kassel: Außenskulptur von Alexandra Bircken, kunstforum.de, 31 October 2020
Lorch, Catrin, Slip of the Tongue: Alexandra Bircken, koer.or.at, July 2020
Cappelleti, Marco, Doormidden, in Strada: Uitgave va Ducati Club Nederland, 41/7, 2020, pp. 35-38

2019

Spiegler, Almuth, Motorrad-Schaukelpferd in der Secession, diepresse.com, 30 October 2019
Wach, Alexandra, Senga Nengudi im Lenbachhaus: Triumph der elastischen Frau, faz.net, 30 October 2019
Stead, Chloe, The Exquisite Corpses of Christina Ramberg, frieze.com, 29 October 2019
Freeman, Judith, May We Live in Interesting Times, lareviewofbooks.org, 30 September 2019
–––, When in Berlin, artreview.com, 13 September 2019
–––, Secessions-Ausstellung in Wien startet mit Werken von Alexandra Bircken, vienna.at, 12 September 2019
Broe, Dennis, The Times They Are A-Changing: The Venice Biennale and Late Capitalism, peoplesworld.org, 11 September 2019
Hinrichsen, Jens, Fünf Schauen, die Sie nicht verpassen dürfen: Verschnürt, tagesspiegel.de, 11 September 2019
–––, Alexandra Bircken: Unruhe, Secession, Wien, art-in.de, 11 September 2019
Schlutt, Marcel, Our 10 Must-See Exhibitions at Berlin Art Week 2019, kaltblut-magazine.com, 10 September 2019
–––, Permanent Contortions and Vaudeville Magic at Berlin Art Week, elephant.art, 9 September 2019
Picci, Barbara, Venezia – Le opere spiazzanti di Alexandra Bircken @Biennale Arte 2019, barbarapicci.com, 24 August 2019
Ulam, Alex, The 2019 Venice Art Biennale Asks Us to Ponder Our “Interesting Times”, archpaper.com, 25 June 2019
–––, Pauline de Blonay of Central Saint Martins Is Stealing All the Attention, Grazia Mexico, 12 June 2019
–––, 12 Must-Sees at the 2019 Art Biennale in Venice, theveniceinsider.com, 9 June 2019
–––, Alexandra Bircken, Anna Holtz at Galerie der Stadt Schwaz, contemporaryartdaily.com, 7 June 2019
Carey-Kent, Paul, Confusing Times at the Venice Biennale, fadmagazine.com, 6 June 2019
Milliard, Coline; Fulton, Jeni; Crippa, Karim; Interesting Times: Seek Out these 13 Venice Biennale Artists in Basel, artbasel.com, 5 June 2019
Azzopardi, Marika, A Pavilion on the Sea, independent.com, 21 May 2019
Lusiardi, Federica, The Main Exhibition at Arsenale – Venice Art Biennale 2019, inexhibit.com, 21 May 2019
Reichert, Kolja, Kunst darf schon etwas posten, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, 12 May 2019
Steer, Emily, Death Is in the Air at the Venice Biennale, elephant.art, 11 May 2019
–––, Als häufigstes Motiv ist das Meer zu sehen, Süddeutsche Zeitung, 10 May 2019
Davis, Ben, Venice Biennale in Pictures. See Work by Every Artist in the Giardini Section of the Sprawling 2019 Exhibition, artnet.com, 9 May 2019
–––, Deutscher Pavillon wird auf Kunst-Biennale in Venedig eingeweiht, Greenpeace Magazin, 9 May 2019
–––, Die Venedig-Biennale startet – Kunst in interessanten Zeiten, haz.de, 9 May 2019
–––, Steine, Blutwischer und falsche Vorhersagen, welt.de, 9 May 2019
–––, Zwischen Provokation und Selbstironie, tagesschau.de, 9 May 2019
–––, Spechtenhauser, Verena, Carried by Something Else: Anna Holtz und Alexandra Bircken zu Gast in der Galerie der Stadt Schwaz, franzmagazine.com, 30 April 2019
Jelčić, Ivona, Künstlerin Alexandra Bircken: Haare im Motorradtank, Busen hinter Gitter, derstandard.de, 23 April 2019
–––, Carried by Something Else: Alexandra Bircken, Anna Holtz, kunstaspekte.art, April 2019
Schwarcz, Auguste, La club culture dansée et pensée à la Villa Arson, beauxarts.com, 9 March 2019
Sanchez, Anne-Cécile, La culture club revient en piste à la Villa Arson, lejournaldesarts.fr, 27 February 2019
–––, Wolfgang Tillmans: A Guide to the Artist, christies.com, 6 February 2019
Borrelli-Persson, Laird, Coralie Marabelle Is Giving Eco Fashion a French Girl Twist, vogue.com, 1 February 2019
Bircken, Alexandra, XX, (artist’s contribution), Feministische Studien, 37/1, 5 January 2019, pp. 185-193

2018

Huelle, Lutz, Alexandra Bircken, SSAW Magazine, Spring/Summer 2018
Le Restif, Claire, Alexandra Bircken: Dans la peau, in Emmanuel Tibloux and Éric Loret, eds, special issue, IG, Initiales (Lyon), no. 11, May 2018, pp. 72-79
Le Restif, Claire, Alexandra Bircken: A Cran, L’Officiel Art, no. 25, April 2018, pp. 78-83
Bennett, Alex, Alexandra Bircken, in: Novembre Magazine, January 2018

2017

Tillmans, Wolfgang, Top Ten, Artforum, 56/4, December 2017, pp. 158-59
Guette, Henri, Alexandra Bircken, haute suture, thesteidz.com, 5 November 2017
–––, Alexandra Bircken: Stretch, artmap.com, September 2017
–––, Alexandra Bircken: Stretch at Le Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine, moussemagazine.it, September 2017
–––, Alexandra Bircken’s Stretch at Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine, Blouin Artinfo, 17 August 2017
–––, Alexandra Bircken at Museum Abteiberg, contemporaryartdaily.com, 29 June 2017
Smolik, Noemi, Körper als entleerte Hüllen: Alexandra Bircken: Stretch im Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, artblogcologne.com, 19 May 2017
Jones, Eliel, The problem with having a body/is that it always needs to be somewhere, artforum.com, 2 May 2017
–––, Alexandra Bircken: Stretch, Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, art-in.de, 27 March 2017
Sherlock, Amy, Skin in the Game, Frieze, no. 85, March 2017, pp. 120-25
Nabeyrat, Estelle, Alexandra Bircken: Stretch, Critique d’art, no. 49, 2017

2016

Völzke, Daniel, Alexandra Bircken: Stretch, Monopol, no. 10, October 2016, pp. 74-88
Rosenberg, Karen, 10 Standout Painters to Discover from Independent New York 2016, artspace.com, 3 March 2016

2015

Hernández, Diango, Rates of Exchange at Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, diangohernandez.com, 30 October 2015
Preece, Robert, Alexandra Bircken, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, sculpturemagazine.art, 1 May 2015

2014

Waldron, Sacha, Conflict and Collisions: New Contemporary Sculpture @ The Hepworth Wakefield, theskinny.co.uk, 3 November 2014
Buck, Louisa, The Buck Stopped Here: This Week’s Must-See Shows, theartnewspaper.com, November 2014
Clark, Robert, Conflict and Collisions, theguardian.com, 18 October 2014
–––, 10 to See, Aesthetica, October 2014
Herbert, Martin, Previewed, artreview.com, October 2014
Cooper, Ashton, Alexandra Bircken: BQ, Modern Painters, Summer 2014
Simon, Anne, Exposition humainnonhumain, Fondation d’entreprise Pernot Ricard, animots.hypotheses.org, 3 June 2014
Hontoria, Javier, Alexandra Bircken, artforum.com, 28 April 2014
van Tiggelen, John, Alexandra Bircken, blikvangen.nl, 23 February 2014

2013

Lorch, Catrin, Körper, verkauert zum Arsch: Alexandra Bircken, Inside Out bei BQ, Berlin,
artblogcologne.com, 5 June 2013
Teasdale, Paul, Craft Works, frieze.com, 7 February 2013
Troakes, Bethan, A Treasure Trove in the Attic: Days in Lieu at David Zwirner’s The Upper Room, OneStopArts.com, 21 January 2013
Milliard, Coline, David Zwirner Debuts Rule-Bending Aesthetic Laboratory Space in London, Blouin Artinfo, January 2013

2012

Hobson, Paul, Hobson’s Choice: Alexandra Bircken at Herald St, London, contemporaryartsociety.org, 23 November 2012
Kherbek, William, Alexandra Bircken, Recent Work, port-magazine.com, 23 November 2012
McLean-Ferris, Laura, Alexandra Bircken, Recent Work, at Herald St, London, moussemagazine.it, November 2012
Wilson, Michael, Who’s on First? No, They’re All on at Once: Star Curators Take to the Galleries for Summer Group Shows, observer.com, 24 July 2012
Briegleb, Till, Der Kunstverein Hamburg zeigt Bastelwerk von Alexandra Bircken, Süddeutsche Zeitung, 7 July 2012
Smith, Roberta, Everyday Abstract – Abstract Everyday, New York Times, 29 June 2012
–––, Alexandra Bircken: Household Assets, thisistomorrow.info, 25 June 2012
–––, Made in Germany Zwei, sleek-mag.com, 15 May 2012
Hinrichsen, Jens, Von den Rollen: Alexandra Bircken baut ihre Skulpturen im Kunstverein Hamburg auf, monopol-magazin.de, 10 May 2012
Reichert, Teresa, Gesamtkunstwerk: New Art from Germany in der Saatchi Galerie, London, art-in.de, 18 April 2012
–––, Sculptural Acts, sculpturemagazine.art, February 2012
Demby, Nicole, Feminine Airs and Awkward Remainders: Alexandra Bircken, Anicka Yi, and Elaine Cameron-Weir, bombmagazine.org, 2 January 2012

2011

Cumming, Laura, Gesamtkunstwerk: New Art from Germany, theguardian.com, 27 November 2011
Wullschlager, Jackie, What Saatchi Did Next, Financial Times, 19 November 2011
Sherwin, Skye, Artist of the Week 164: Alexandra Bircken, theguardian.com, 17 November 2011
Smith, Roberta, Alexandra Bircken, Think of Me, New York Times, 9 November 2011
Hoberman, Mara, Alexandra Bircken, artforum.com, 13 October 2011
–––, Goings on About Town: Alexandra Bircken, The New Yorker, October 2011
Sutton, Benjamin, Alexandra Bircken Ties Knots at Kimmerich, thelmagazine.com, 14 September 2011

2010

Geldrad, Rebecca, The Long Dark, Map, Autumn 2010
Smolik, Noemi, Alexandra Bircken, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Artforum, 49, 1 September 2010, pp. 343–44
Behm, Meike, Alexandra Bircken, artist Kunstmagazin, no. 84, August–October 2010,
pp. 34-39
Buhr, Elke, Alexandra Bircken kombiniert in Köln das Beste aus zwei Welten, Monopol, 2010/6, June 2010, p. 106
–––, Alexandra Bircken at Kölnischer Kunstverein, contemporaryartdaily.com, 26 May 2010
Smith, Roberta, Same Sight Slighter, New York Times, 14 May 2010
Gudat, Anne, Alexandra Bircken, kunst:art.de, May 2010
Imdahl, Georg, Einflüsterungen des Materials, Kölner Stadtanzeiger, May 2010
Perlson, Hili, Art Cologne 2010, slantmagazine.com, May 2010
Ritter, Marion, Blondiertes Echthaar auf Skiern, Stadtrevue, May 2010
–––, Alexandra Bircken: Blondie, art-report.com, May 2010
–––, Dirty Blond, sleek-mag.com, May 2010
Venker, Thomas, Und draußen weht der Wind und immer wieder, intro.de, 23 April 2010
Wirth, Heidrun, Alles hängt am seidenen Faden, Rheinische Rundschau, 22 April 2010
Komenda, Adelheid, Sensibilität und mehrdeutiges Materialspiel, Junge_Kunst, April 2010
–––, Blondie – Alexandra Bircken, art-magazin.de, April 2010
–––, Kölnischer Kunstverein: Alexander Birckens Werke zum Thema Blondie, report-k.de, April 2010
Kröner, Magdalena, Alexandra Bircken, Blondie, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Kunstforum International, vol. 203, 2010, 298

2009

Prince, Mark, Alexandra Bircken, frieze.com, 23 November 2009.
Lowndes, Sarah, Arrival Inside: Mary Mary, Glasgow, UK, frieze.com, 1 September 2009
Hayes, Paula, Your Gold Teeth II, New York Times, 2 July 2009
Milliard, Coline, Alexandra Bircken, artnews.com, 26 March 2009
Cotton, Michelle, Alexandra Bircken, artforum.com, 20 February 2009

2008

Waldvogel, Florian, Alexandra Bircken, art-magazin.de, 21 April 2008

2007

Rosenberg, Karen, Alexandra Bircken, New York Times, 5 October 2007
Stewart, Christabel, Basel Flush, Tank, Summer 2007

2006

Velasco, David, Dereconstruction, Gladstone Gallery, Artforum, September 2006
Abs, Peter, Hallo Wände, Spex, no. 304, 2006, p. 78

2005

Comer, Stuart, On London, Artforum 44/4, December 2020, pp. 227-29, 300
O’Reilly, Sally, Alexandra Bircken, Time Out London, 16 November 2005
Lorch, Catrin, Auf die Plätze, Fetisch, los!, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 19 July 2005

Public Collections

Museum Brandhorst, Munich, DE
Sprengel Museum, Hannover, DE
Frac Lorraine, Metz, FR
Fondazione Arte Fiera, Bologna, IT
The Hunterian Museum, Glasgow, UK