Alexander Mayhew is a Dutch/British art historian, curator and critic, who regularly publishes in art magazines such as Metropolis M and Tubelight. Next to this he is an executive editor of the recently launched contemporary art magazine You Are Cordially Invited. Mayhew also holds a Master’s degree in Intellectual Property & Media Law and has been working as an independent text writer, moderator and trainer since 2003. He is a board member of the Dutch section of AICA (Association Internationale des Critiques d’Art) and teaches rhetorics at The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. His most recently curated exhibitions are: ‘Too Fucking Blind’, featuring videoworks by Annika Eriksson, Anna Molska and Katarina Zdjelar at Apice for Artists and ‘You Are Cordially Invited Residency’, featuring EamonnHarnett during winterSALON/2014, both in Amsterdam. For the past year Mayhew has been a participant of the de Appel arts centre’s Gallerist Programme.









Curatorial Statement

"The young generation of Dutch artists I chose for my selection for OverView seem to share an uncanny sensitivity for human loneliness and dependency. Although all four artists' practices show very Dutch affinities and environments, they all manage to touch the universal human soul. Their work can put a wry smile on your face or move you to tears, but most of all it will remind you to make the most of your life, come what may. "

- Alexander Mayhew