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, director of photography 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. He has curated shows at e.g. Bundeskunsthalle Bonn or Photomuseum Thessaloniki and KIT in Düsseldorf. In 2012 he has been awarded with the Media Art Prize NRW Germany for Young Artists and in 2014 with the Rhein Silver Award at the New talents Biennale. His last project DIE AUSSTELLUNG was published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König and was released in November 2014.


Randland – Cultural Talk – Curator – Museum Schunck, Heerlen
The Body as Archive – San Francisco Dance Film Festival 2017 – Screening
Get Used to it – Paris Surf and Skate Film Festival 2017 – Screening

awards & recognition

short listed — Unseen Dummy Award, Amsterdam
Rhein Silver Award — New Talents Biennale Cologne
ARS VIVA, nomination
Förderpreis des Landes NRW
German Photobook award – Gold
German Photobook award – Silver

nominations & screenings

The Body as Archive – San Francisco Dance Film Festival 2017 – Official Selection
Get Used to it – Paris Surf and Skate Film Festival 2017 – Official Selection

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