Alex Hoda b.1980 in Canterbury, lives and works in London. He studied at Wimbledon College of Arts and Goldsmiths College, graduating from the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in 2008. Hoda explores the elements of confrontation and mild aggressive on in his sculpture. He works with various technological methods and materials and is interested in the human psyche and the forces that influence behaviour: how we look at deformity, violence, ugliness, aggression, and the preoccupation of society that constantly faces the freak show on TV or on the street. His ceramics are a lavish hymn to the amorphous. Their very nature as three-dimensional works acknowledges their objective form, but their formlessness opens the doors to a wide array of readings. Imbued with Surrealist ideas, the ceramics seek to "shift the weight of the concept from the artist to the viewer," as Hoda explains.
Recent solo exhibitions include: ’Chance Encounters’, CASS Sculpture Foundation, London, 2015; ’Sprachgitter’, Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer, Vienna, 2014; ’Alex Hoda’, CASS Sculpture Foundation, Goodwood, 2014; The Armory Show, New York, 2014; Type 1 Errors, 20 Hoxton Square Projects, Berlin, 2011; University of Arts, London, 2008 and Royal British Sculpture Society, London.
He has been included in recent group shows such as: ’Wasters’, CASS Sculpture Foundation, Goodwood, 2015; ’Sculptural 2015’, William Bennington Gallery, 2015; ‘Lustwarande '15 - Rapture & Pain‘, Fundament Foundation at Park De Oude, 2015; ‘Rough Music‘, Cass Sculpture Foundation, 2015; ‘Warande‘, Tilburg, Netherlands, 2015.
His work was included in recent exhibitions at: Museum of Modern Art Baku, Azerbaijan, Haunch of Venison, London, and "Newspeak, British Art Now" at the Saatchi Gallery, London. His works can be found in collections such as: the Saatchi Collection, London; Larry Gagosian, New York; Henry Allsopp, London; John Richardson, New York; David Roberts Collection, London; Mary Moore, Zurich, Richard Greer, London; Barry Fitzgerald, Melbourne; Cass Foundation, London and Michael King, London.