Alexander Johannes Heil

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"Architects tend to talk and write more than they build, because it takes an effort before you get the expensive assignment. As an architect, Alexander can write, no doubt. But what he learned the past years, and that’s how he used his studies perfectly, is how to listen. That fabulous fact made him change from seeing space as something to use at will into an entity to listen to and react to. Alexander might have become something of an anti-architect — someone who is not filling space with things, but embracing space to leave it, and emphasize its existence as such. Alexander did not only initiate wonderful events-in-space during his studies, but he also re-worked them in a portfolio that does not only clarify his ideas in a consistent way, but also functions as a manifest towards how we could experience space as such."

Taconis Stolk, Head of Department, ArtScience Interfaculty
Graduation speech, Den Haag 2020

Alexander Johannes Heil is a German artist and architect currently based in The Hague. He received his B.Sc. Architecture at the Technical University in Berlin in 2017 and his M.Mus ArtScience at the Royal Conservatory The Hague in 2020. Alexander’s work, which usually takes the form of performative installations and spatial interventions involving sound, image and sculpture, is a playful exploration of space, form and the human within.


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