Working with assemblage using various forms of cultural iconography and material appropriation, Alex Stursberg‘s practice looks at relationships of value in society, demonstrating their interconnectivity and mutual dependency. His practice examines the political economy of resources and how these structures shape our understanding of value. Concerned with the nature of undervalued resources, his work involves much interaction with found objects located at the bottom end of the market spectrum that are acquired through thrift, salvage, or trade. His practice normally is expressed through sculpture, installation and video, yet manifests based on a project-by-project basis.
Alex Tedlie-Stursberg is a post-medium artist residing in Vancouver, BC. He possesses both a BA in Political Science and BFA from Simon Fraser University, and recently received his MFA from Glasgow School of Art, where he graduated with merit. His work has been exhibited in a variety of galleries across North America and Europe, with upcoming exhibitions in Vancouver, Glasgow, and Mexico City. His video What’s in my Pockets?, was recently long-‐listed for the Artraker Biennial Award 2016-‐17. In March of 2017 Stursberg was an artist in residence at the Sointula Art Shed. In June of 2017 he attended the Banff Centre Late Spring Artist in Residence program. He has also developed a range of group exhibitions for a variety of arts organizations including Glasgow Open House Festival, Vancouver Art Book Fair, and Vancouver Art Gallery.