Alexandra Bircken
Alexandra Bircken, Parallelgesellschaften, 2016–2018, installation view K21 Ständehaus, Düsseldorf, Courtesy BQ, Berlin & Herald St., London, photo: Achim Kulkulies

Alexandra Bircken

September 13 – November 10, 2019

Originally trained in fashion at Central Saint Martins in London, Alexandra Bircken’s work has retained a focus on the human body. At the heart of her sculptural practice is a materials-led exploration of the boundary between inside and out, with skins and coverings as forms of protection and concealment. Soft and textured materials such as wool, nylon, branches and hair are often juxtaposed with the permanence and resistance of silver-nickel, bronze and steel.


Alexandra Bircken, born in Cologne, lives and works in Berlin and Munich.