Born in Hamburg, Germany in 1950, Alex Spremberg immigrated to Perth, Australia in 1982. Spremberg currently lectures at the Central Institute of Technology and has been a guest lecturer at Curtin University and Edith Cowan University. Alex has exhibited at Galerie Düsseldorf for almost twenty years, most recently with his solo show Million Moments in 2009. He had a survey exhibition at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia in 1994, Painting 1976 – 1994; as well as three solo shows at the Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne (2004, 2006 and 2008).
He has also participated in numerous group exhibitions, both locally and abroad, including at the Galerie Beeld & Aambeeld, The Netherlands (2004); Goddard de Fiddes, Perth (2004); Stella A Galerie, Berlin, Germany (2004); and at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth (2003). Alex has been the winner of the prestigious BankWest Contemporary Art Prize (2004); the Artitude Prize, Telethon Speech + Hearing (2005); and the People’s Choice Award, BankWest Contemporary Art Prize (2002). Among many other awards, he has also received several grants, including a six-month residency in Basel, Switzerland, awarded by the International Artists Exchange Program (2006), and the Creative Development Fellowship Grant from ArtsWA in 2007.
Alex is also represented in many prominent public and private collections across the country, including the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; the University of Western Australia, Perth; Curtin University of Technology, Perth; Edith Cowan University, Perth; Murdoch University, Perth; Artbank; BankWest; Wesfarmers, Perth; the Holmes a Court Collection, Perth, and Daimler Chrysler Contemporary, Berlin.