< CV

Alexi Kukuljevic


*1978 Johannesburg, SA

Lives and works in Berlin


Educational Experience, Residencies and Institutional Affiliations


2015                    Lecturer at Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien

2014                    Center for Expanded Poetics, Concordia University, Montreal

2013                     IASPIS, Stockholm, Sweden

2010-2012       Researcher Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht NL

2004-2009      Ph.D. in Philosophy, Villanova University

2005-2006       Albert Ludwigs Universität, with the support of a DAAD grant

2000-2003       MA Villanova University, 2003

1996-2000        BA Seattle University





BIRDWAR, Åplus, Berlin



You Can’t Rely on the Joke as Your Only Mode of Social Relation, Kunsthalle Leipzig



Don’t Be a Dreamer Mr. Me, Marginal Utility, Gallery, Philadelphia



Caput Mortuum, Gallery SIZ, Rijeka, Croatia

The I Lesson, Part I, Marginal Utility at ICA Philadelphia part of First Among Equals



Yes, Yes I am Happy aber Glücklich bin ich nicht, Vox Populi Gallery, June 2010


Group Exhibitions



10 Years Anniversary, Tanya Leighton, Berlin

Heavenly Beings: Neither Human nor Animal, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, Slovina



The Collapse of the Mind’s Ordering System Leads to some rather Wanton Developments, Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin



Picture the Cricket’s Legs Apart, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago

Improper Nouns, Black Bridge Off-space, Beijing, China



La Longue Image Panoramique de la Révolution d’une Oeuvre de Christophe Lemaitre, CNEAI Paris

Moon Voyage 36, Fridge Art Center, Sophia, Bulgaria



Skull Island, Galerija Miroslav Kraljevi, Zagreb, Croatia

Nouvelles Vagues, Palais de Tokyo, Paris

They Might Have Been Remnants from the Boat, Calder Foundation, NY



The Beginning, Wild West Active Space, Maastricht

Three Artists Walk into a Bar…”, De Appel Arts Center, Amsterdam

First Among Equals (with Machete Group), ICA Philadelphia



A Corps Perdu, curated by Vanessa Desclaux, FRAC Bourgogne, Chateuneuf-en-Auxois

What a Drawing, curated by Hans Christian Dany, Wild West Active Space, Maastricht, NL

Kunsttour, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL

The Island Beautiful/ Mortal Mirror, Bodega and Extra Extra, Philadelphia

Opening Week Exhibition, Jan van Eyck Academie



Splav Meduze, Zavod Celeia Celje/ Center for Contemporary Art Celje in Likovni salon Gallery, Celje, Slovenia

A Minor Interruption, Performance Vox Populi Death 2+3+, VOX V, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia



This is Not the Future, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia


Artist Books


Liquidation World: On the Art of Living Absently, 2017 (MIT Press)

Cracked Fillings, 2012 (Jan van Eyck Publication)

Hiatuses, Holes, or Tears, 2012 (a pdf book project with Bodega gallery, Philadelphia: http://bodegaphiladelphia.org/document.html

Oswald Wiener’s The Bio-Adapter, ed. and trans. Ludwig Fischer, 2012 (Jan van Eyck Publication)




Nouvelles Vagues, The magazine of the Palais de Tokyo, 2013

First Among Equals, Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Philadelphia, 2013




An Object that Speaks,” Spike Magazine, Art Quarterly #48, 2016

The Happy Melancholic” forthcoming in “Politics and Melancholia,” Special Issue of Crisis and Critique, 2016

The Nihilist” in To the Reader, ed. Benjamin Fallon, 2013

Suicide by Decapitation” in And They Were Two in One and One in Two, ed. Nicolo Masciandaro, 2014

The Dissolute Subject,” Pages (Issue 9: Seep), 2013

More or Less Art, More or Less a Commodity, More or Less an Object, More or Less a Subject—The Readymade and the Artist,” in Frakcija 64/65

AND Alghieri e Boetti at Moma,” Machete, 2012

Suicide by Decapitation,” Machete, 2012

On Assignment,” (Visiting Jan Mot Gallery) Machete, 2011

Accepting the Worst,” Machete, 2010

The Dross of Humanity: Justin Matherly at Marginal Utility,” Machete, 2010

The Creation of Brainstorms and Other Destructive Ends,” Machete, 2010

Abigail Deville’s America,” Machete, 2010

Calming the Rage of the Wounded and Defeated,” Machete, 2010

Keeping the Bewildered Herd Bewildered: The American Constitution Center,” Machete, 2010

Let us Not Pine after an Absent God,” Machete, 2010

A Little Reassurance in Barbaric Times,” Machete, 2010

Fearless Foot and an Unscrupulous Mind (A Scream from the Extremity),” Machete, 2009

Leaving No Maggot Lonely,” Machete, 2009

Like a Nightmare on the Brain of the Living,” Machete, 2009

Putting on the Frock: Jeff Wall at the PMA,” Machete, October 2009

The Politics of Being,” Philosophy Today, 52: 5, 2009

"Deleuze’s Metaphysics and the Reality of the Virtual", Philosophy Today, 49:5, 2005

The Work of the Question” in Searching For Romberg: Art and Interactivity in the Work of Osvaldo Romberg, Ed. Aaron Levy. Slought Books, Philadelphia. 2001

"Feeling Through the Flesh: An Analysis of the Unconscious in Merleau-Ponty's Later Thought", Existential Analysis, Vol. 11.2, Being-in-the-World, 2000





Anne van Leeuwen, Review, You Can’t Rely on the Joke as the only mode of social relation! at Kunsthalle-Leipzig, http://www.berlinartlink.com/2014/05/09/exhibition-you-cant-rely-on-the-joke-as-the-only-mode-of-social-relation-at-kunsthalle-leipzig/

Schwartz, Chip Alexi Kukuljevic Dares Not to Dream, http://www.knightarts.org/community/philadelphia/alexi-kukuljevic-marginal-utility

Epstein, Edward First Among Equals in Art Papers July/August 2012

Krucvar, Zoran, http://www.mojarijeka.hr/kultura/galerija-siz-u-novom-prostoru-ugostila-izlozbu-alexija-kukuljevica/

Alpert, Avi. Ludwig Fischer, Machete July 2010

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