‘Location and context is an overwhelming condition, it’s unpicking can be curious.’

Alexander Aitken is a ceramic sculptor and draftsperson from Kent living and working in London. He is currently the RCA’s Griffin Scholar, studying Ceramic and Glass Ma and graduated with first honours from Camberwell College of Arts Sculpture Ba in 2018.

His practice is broadly concerned with the lost or unnoticed narratives we encounter in our environmen and society, creating work that aims to create eccentric nodes in a pursuit to encourage an audience question and heighten awareness toward the unnoticed and fundamental of their local situation. The themes flit, from the subtle everyday violences to the expansive agricultural landscape; but all lock in an observed, remixed and amplified surrounding.

Curriculum Vitae

• Royal College of Art, Masters of Ceramics and Glass, Griffin Scholar, 2021-2023
- Ongoing
• Camberwell College of Arts (University of the Arts London), Bachelor of Sculpture, 2018
- Qualification: First Class Honours
• University of Creative Arts Epsom, Foundation Diploma in Fine Art, 2016
- Qualification: Distinction

Select Exhibitions, Events and Installations

2023 Changing Room Gallery x The House of St Barnabas, London
2023 Fermenting, Preston Advisory, London
2023 Sharp Minds, Special Dispensaries, Norfolk
2023 Amber Rooms, 180 The Strand, London
2022 Loam Lounge, Well Projects, London
2022 Pump House, London
2022 Still Life, OHSO, London
2022 Window Display, Well Projects, Margate
2021 Breakfast and Dining room installation, Grafton Street Arts Club, London
2021 Brockley Gardens Raffle, Brockley Gardens, London
2021 New Friends - Old Friends, Collective Ending HQ, London
2021 Alumni Entrance Cabinet, Camberwell College of Arts, London

Prizes and Awards

ROSL winner 2023
Griffin Scholar 2021-23


13 - 17th of July 
RCA Graduate Show 2023
Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London


13 - 17th of July 
Secret Location...


8th July

Summer Place Arts Festival