Alex Cuffe

Alex Cuffe is a multi-disciplinary artist who works across sculpture, installation and experimental sound. In their practice Cuffe approaches the materiality of objects in relation to convoluted theories drawn from naive personal histories, science, geometry, kinetics and acoustics. Their work utilises the aesthetics of the ‘backyard inventor’ where lo-fi materials and natural matter coalesce, transformed through new media technologies. This methodology often produces new inventions though often irrelevant or of no useful consequence.

Alex Cuffe (b. 1987) completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Queensland College of Art and has participated in several studio residencies including Cemeti Art House ( and NK, Berlin ( Cuffe has held multiple solo and group shows most notably with Nextwave Festival, Boxcopy (, Time Machine Festival (, Rearview and Seventh Gallery. They have received several awards including The Jeremy Hynes Award in 2011 from the Institute of Modern Art, and also plays with Brisbane experimental primitive pop group Sky Needle (

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