Alexander Boynes completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) at the Australian National University in 2004. Recent solo exhibitions include Time / Body / Light, Beaver Galleries, Canberra 2016, and Water Stories, the Fitters Workshop, Canberra 2016, for the Contour 556 Festival. He is represented in the collections of Artbank Australia, the ACT Legislative Assembly, the University of Canberra, the Centre for Art + Environment – Nevada Museum of Art, the Macquarie Group Collection, as well as numerous private collections throughout Australia and the United Kingdom.


Boynes is a Curator and Program Manager at the Canberra Contemporary Art Space. Recent curatorial projects include Straight Outta Canberra, 2018, BLAZE TWELVE, 2018, Ex Machina, 2017, 2°— Art and Climate Change, 2016, Footy Fever, 2015, Blaze Nine, 2015, Action Stations—Peter Maloney and Louise Paramor, 2014, and The Triangle – Political Art in Canberra, 2013 in addition to co-curating numerous projects.


In 2013 Boynes established PRAXIS a multidisciplinary art collective with choreographer/dancer Laura Boynes, and cellist/composer Tristen Parr to explore the link between visual art, performance, and sound. Their most recent work Dark Matter was presented at the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia in 2016.


In 2018 Boynes will exhibit as part of the Contour 556 Festival, Canberra, and Sydney Contemporary, Australasia’s premier international art fair. He will also hold solo exhibitions at Beaver Galleries Canberra and MAY SPACE Sydney.



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