Born 1973, London
1991–2 College of Art, Wrexham, Wales
1992–5 Goldsmiths College, London
Selected Group Exhibitions
1997 Frankfurt Art Fair, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany. (Catalogue)
2001 What Next From London?, Orion Art Gallery, Ostend, Belgium. (Catalogue)
2001 group exhibition, British Embassy, Moscow; touring to House of Artists, Moscow. (2 works)
2011 Polemically Small, Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles. (1 work)
2011 Polemically Small, Garboushian Gallery, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. (3 works)
2011 Polemically Small, KCCC Exhibition Hall, Klaipeda, Lithuania. (3 works; catalogue)
2012 Alexander Adams/Thomas Lucker/Harpa Dögg Kjartansdottir, BergmanBerglind Contemporary Art Gallery, Luxembourg. (8 works)
2012 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London. (2 works; catalogue)
2013 New Work at the Walker, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. (1 work)
2017-8 Who Decides?, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff. (1 work)
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2002 Alexander Adams: Recent Paintings, Wrexham Arts Centre, Wales.
2003–4 Alexander Adams: Large Paintings, Oriel Gallery Theatr Clwyd, Mold, Wales.
2004–6 Alexander Adams: Works on Paper, touring exhibition: Rhyl, West Yorkshire, Aberystwyth, King’s Lynn, Liverpool. (Catalogue)
2005 Alexander Adams: Tree Paintings, Gwynedd Museum, Bangor, Wales.
2008 Alexander Adams: Ruins and Landscapes, Oriel Ceri Richards Gallery, University of Swansea; touring to Contemporary Art Projects, London. (Catalogue)
2008 Alexander Adams: Paintings on Paper, Varna, Bulgaria. (Catalogue)
2010 Alexander Adams: New Paintings, Newcastle upon Tyne. (Catalogue)
2010 Alexander Adams: Defaced, tiefimBlut, Berlin.
2012 Gästezimmer: Alexander Adams, Helga Maria Bischoff Galerie, Berlin.
2013-4 Alexander Adams and Portraiture, Bodelwyddan Castle, Wales. (Catalogue)
2011 Three Strikes, Bottle of Smoke Press, Delaware. (Book; 3 poems, 5 drawings)
2013 Seahorse, Bottle of Smoke Press, Delaware. (Broadside; 1 poem, 1 drawing)
2013 The Crows of Berlin, Pig Ear Press, Brighton. (Book; 14 poems, 6 drawings)
2015 On Dead Mountain, Golconda Fine Art Press. (Book; 1 poem, 15 drawings)
2016 Letter About Spain, Aloes Books, London. (Book; 1 story)
2016 Berlin, October, Aloes Books, London. (Book; 1 story)
2017 London, Winter, Aloes Books, London. (Book; 1 story)
2018 On Art, Golconda Fine Art Press. (Book; 11 poems, 1 story, 1 essay, 6 drawings)
2018 Selima in the Orchard, Aloes Books, London. (Book; 1 story and 1 photograph)
2006 Artists in Britain since 1945, David Buckman, Art Dictionaries
2011 Oil Paintings in Public Ownership: Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Northamptonshire, The Public Catalogue Foundation
2015 Post-War to Post-Modern: A Dictionary of Artists in Wales, Peter W Jones & Isabel Hitchman, Gomer Press
2011 Artist in residence, Albers Foundation, Bethany, Connecticut
2012 Elected member of AICA
2018 Artist scholarship bursary, Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation, Monaco
Victoria & Albert Museum, London; National Museum of Wales, Cardiff; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut; Josef & Anni Albers Foundation, Connecticut; State Darwin Museum, Moscow; City Art Gallery, Varna, Bulgaria; University of Indiana; Rugby Art Gallery & Museum; Northumbria University Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne; Northampton Museum & Art Gallery; School of Art Museum, Aberystwyth; University of Liverpool Art Gallery; Wrexham Museum; Paul O’Grady, UK and other private and corporate collections worldwide.