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Alex Monteith

Born Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1977 and moved to Palmerston Nth, New Zealand in 1987 with family. Currently live and work in Auckland.

 

Completed BFA in Photography in 2001, MFA in Intermedia and the time based arts and DocFA at the Elam School of Fine Arts, The University of Auckland.

 

Between 1999 and 2012 actively involved in art discourse through exhibition, panel discussions and gallery floor talks (art galleries, film festivals, TV and radio both nationally (NZ) and internationally).

 

Also a competitive surfer for 6 years, was the Irish National Women’s champ in 2001 and represented Ireland in both the 2002 ISA world surfing games in Durban, S.A. and the European Surfing Championships in 2001 in addition to competing on the NZ national circuit.

 

Alex Monteith