Alex Selenitsch is a Melbourne-based poet and architect and is a senior lecturer in the faculty of Architecture Building and Planning, University of Melbourne. He was the Gordon Darling fellow, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, in 2001. He practices as an architect, poet, sculptor; writes reviews of art, craft and design for various periodicals, and works collaboratively in artists books and in theatre. His first solo show of concrete poetry was in Melbourne in 1969; since then he has exhibited largely in Melbourne and Brisbane. His work ranges from prints and drawings, artists books, to objects, furniture and fictional architecture. Most of it can best be described as high concept/low tech, and much of it uses found objects and received systems. A retrospective of his work, curated by Linda Short and titled LIFE/TEXT, was held at Heide MOMA, Melbourne in 2015/2016.
2007 exhibition Gold 20 October-17 November
Work by Alex Selenitsch was included in Born to Concrete visual poetry from the collection of Heide Museum and The University of Queensland – 6 July – 6 October 2013.