Alexander Adams is an artist, critic and poet, based in the UK. He writes art criticism for The Critic, Standpoint, Apollo, Burlington Magazine, Print Quarterly, Printmaking Today, The Jackdaw and other publications. He publishes articles on censorship and free speech, as well as book reviews, on The Critic and Spiked-Online websites.
His art is in numerous public art collections throughout the world, including the Victoria & Albert Museum (London), the National Museum of Wales (Cardiff), Walker Art Gallery (Liverpool), Northampton Museum, Varna City Art Gallery (Bulgaria), State Darwin Museum (Moscow), and the university art collections of Liverpool, Wales (Aberystwyth), Northumbria and Indiana. There are seven catalogues on his art (most available via Amazon).
He is author of five books of poetry: Three Strikes (Bottle of Smoke Press, 2011), The Crows of Berlin (Pig Ear Press, 2013), On Dead Mountain (Golconda Fine Art Books, 2015), On Art (Golconda Fine Art Books, 2018), On Art II (Golconda Fine Art Books, 2020) and After/Apres Francis Bacon (Golconda Fine Art Books, 2022). He has published fiction with Aloes Books, London, since 2016.
In January 2018 he was the recipient of the 2018 Artist Scholarship from the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation, Monaco.
On 1 March 2019 Adams’s Culture War: Art, Identity Politics and Cultural Entryism is published by Imprint Academic. It is a work of art and cultural criticism. You can support this blog by buying a copy. Link to publisher’s website here: http://books.imprint.co.uk/book/?gcoi=71157100083870
In October 2020 Adams’s Iconoclasm, Identity Politics and the Erasure of History was published by Imprint Academic. You can view the book at the publisher’s website here: http://books.imprint.co.uk/book/?gcoi=71157100232570