Born in Philippines and then immigrating to Australia at the age of ten, Alrey Batol is a multidisciplinary artist based in Brisbane whose art practice involves a rigorous and subversive critique of first-world and capitalist culture. Reflecting on the ubiquitous and omnipresent nature of capitalism, Alrey incorporates an assortment of media into his art-making; as far divergent as intervention art, paper-making, software and game design, sculpture, photography, to name just a few. All of which come together to explore the banality of first-world dilemmas.
Alrey holds a Bachelor of Communication Design from Queensland University of Technology (2007) and a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University (2014) where he was selected to show in their annual Graduate Art Show (GAS) and awarded the Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society (ADFAS) Prize for Sculpture. In 2013, he was curated into the Brisbane Emerging Artist Festival (B.E.A.F.). Alrey has exhibited locally and nationally, including Boxcopy, Metro Arts, Brisbane Powerhouse (all in Brisbane), The Walls Art Space (Gold Coast), Seventh Gallery (Melbourne), PACT Centre for Emerging Artists (Sydney) and Museum Of Contemporary Art (Sydney). In 2015 he was selected as a finalist in the Churchie Emerging Art Prize and will be holding his third solo exhibition at A-CH Gallery in Brisbane.
Video: Documentation of ‘Museum Pieces: Clock Radio’ 2014 at Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney). Hacked and modified clock radios connected to studio speakers.
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