Born 1981 in Cologne. Lives and works in Cologne, Germany.
2009 – 2013 studied at Academy of Media Arts Cologne with Prof. Johannes
Wohnseifer & Prof. Mischa Kuball. Degree with distinction.

Alexander sees art as a condition of constant negotiation. As an visual artist, filmmaker, photographer and as a curator, Basile creates images! The role he takes up whilst doing so merely supports him as a kind of structure or visual focus, in a world of complex (social) relations. In 2012 he has been awarded with the Media Art Prize NRW Germany for Young Artists and has recently won Best Documentary Award 2018 in Lisbon film festival.

His latest short film MORGAN is in festivals now.


Morgan – running at festivals
YOU are always someone else – Exhibition Stefan Schuelke fine books

awards & recognition

prize – best documentary award– Cinalfama Lisbon International Film Festival
prize – best Indie Short – ISA Short Films Festival Hollywood
finalist – Moscow Shorts
official selection – Festival Internacional de Cine y Arquitectura
official selection – San Francisco Dance Film Festival
official selection – Unseen Dummy Award
prize– Rhein Silver Award. New Talents Biennale
nomination – ARS VIVA
prize – Förderpreis des Landes NRW
prize – German Photobook award, Gold
prize – German Photobook award, Silver


The Body as Archive – San Francisco Dance Film Festival 2017
The Body as Archive – Tanzhaus NRW, Düsseldorf
The Body as Archive – Goethe-Institut, Villa Kamogawa, Kyoto
The Body as Archive – CINEDANS, Amsterdam
Get Used to it – Paris Surf and Skate Film Festival 2017
a possible scenario – Unseen Festival, Amsterdam
Emerging Sculpture #004 – Videonale13, Videonale Parcours, Kunstmuseum, Bonn
Hayy – A Self-Taught Musical – Künstlerverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf
Emerging Sculpture 4, Sechs Minus – Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn

curatorial projects

Randland – Urban Development – Schunck Museum
SSZ Sued Off Gallery — 2011- 2017
Absolut Event Horizon – Pontus Alv – Schunck Museum
How It Shouldn’t Be Done – Clement Gallery Bonn
Videonale16 – Jury Member – Kunstmuseum Bonn
Die Ausstellung — KIT Düsseldorf
VOM PHOTO — Museum For Contemporary Art Sofia
VOM PHOTO — Photo Museum Thessaloniki
NYC.Cologne — plan12 – Architecture Biennale Cologne
VOM PHOTO — Bundeskunsthalle Bonn

group exhibitions (Selection)

Absolut Event Horizon – Group Show – Schunck Museum
Die Stadt die es nicht gibt — City Leaks Festival, Cologne
Die Ausstellung — KIT Duesseldorf
The Story of Hayy, Videoinstallation — Künstlerverein Malkasten, Duesseldorf
Landscapes of Desire, Alwin Lay & Alexander Basile — Baustelle Schaustelle, Essen
Boysen Lay Basile Hoeft — New Talents Biennale Cologne
Emerging Sculpture 4 — Videonale Bonn, Kunstmuseum Bonn
Das Blut an meinen Händen — Kunstverein Ludwigsburg
sechs minus — Bundeskunsthalle Bonn
An den Rändern der Kunst — Markus Ambach Projekte, Duesseldorf
Private, Public, Corporate — EG Null, Cologne
Hellozine Fanzine Exhibition — Magazine Library, Tokyo
Dirt Ollies — Colette Gallery, Paris
Creative Spots — Deutsches Sport Museum, Cologne

single shows

L’ufficio — Solo Show along Alwin Lay – Maschinenhaus, Essen
a possible scenario — UNSEEN, Amsterdam
a trustful invitation — UNSEEN, Amsterdam
Emerging Sculptures — EG NULL, Cologne
Ironischerweise werden wir gebeten zu handeln — plan09 – Projektatelier Staab, Cologne