In Conversation with Alex Farrar

Wednesday 02 October, 6:30 – 8pm

A Salon ‘19 Event
Free & open to all

Behavioural Residue (Polished - Individually Titled) , 2019, various dimensions, painted sand cast lead on a steel mounting

Behavioural Residue (Polished - Individually Titled), 2019, various dimensions, painted sand cast lead on a steel mounting


To coincide with his new exhibition The exhibition will be titled after its installation, artist Alex Farrar will be in conversation with Bloc Projects Director, David McLeavy.

This informal event is an opportunity to dig deeper into the the artists work, discuss the themes present within the exhibition and to engage in broader discussions around contemporary art practice.

This event is intended to be open and informal and a perfect chance to have a communal discussion about the work in a relaxed and comfortable setting.


Alex Farrar (b. 1986) lives and works between Amsterdam and London. Farrar’s work is focused on solo-projects in a variety of contexts, recent and forthcoming exhibitions in 2019 are Art Rotterdam w/Dürst Britt & Mayhew, Rotterdam; Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague; SE8 Gallery, London curated by Nicola Oxley and Nicolas de Oliveira; and Bloc Projects, Sheffield curated by David McLeavy. In recent years he has made solo exhibitions at Arco Madrid w/Dürst Britt & Mayhew (2018); Rijksakademie, Amsterdam (2016, 2015); De Appel, Amsterdam, (2016); as well as participating in group exhibitions at ChaShaMa, New York, curated by Darling Green (2019); Copperfield, London curated by Will Lunn (2018); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2015, 2016); and P&P Gallery, Tokyo (2015) among others. He has recently participated in residencies at Walk&Talk, Azores (2019); Onomatopee, Eindhoven (2018) and the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam (2015–2016). Farrar has been the recipient of several grants, awards and commissions, including the Mondriaan Fund’s Stipend for Established Artists, Stokroos Foundation project grant, Hinderrustfonds Foundation project grant, Elise Mathilde Fellowship, Peter Paul Peterich Fund and The 2015 Tetley’s Collection Artists’ Commission.

This event forms part of our Salon 19 public programme and continues the themes present within our exhibition The exhibition will be titled after its installation by Alex Farrar.

Bloc Projects is proud to maintain a public programme that is free for everyone. However, visitors are encouraged to consider bringing along an item to donate to the local Foodbank. For the Spring/Summer season of our public programme we will proudly be collecting basic toiletries and food (packets, tinned or dried) for The S2 Foodbank. For a full list of suggested/much needed items please see: