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Alexa de Ferranti

Associate Lecturer

Department of Art and Music

Alexa  de Ferranti


Alexa de Ferranti is an associate lecturer on the BA (Hons) Fine Art studio units at Solent University and is the level 2 leader. After a BA in Japanese studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) she went on to complete her fine art degree at Goldsmiths College.

Alexa has exhibited her work in the UK and in New York, Tokyo and Kyoto. 

She currently lives and works at Lower Hewood Farm, a small-holding producing meat, vegetables and preserves for sale locally. An ongoing programme of arts-related events, projects and artist residencies take place in parallel with the everyday functioning of the farm which is run by a team of people with backgrounds in farming and the arts. Lower Hewood Farm is open to visitors on Thursdays via the farm kiosk or The Survival Library, a collection of material relating to art, philosophy and farming.

Alexa de Ferranti is part of Peacock Projects, an artist-run studio and project space in Pullens Yard, Elephant & Castle, London, alongside Julie Clarke and Emma Tod.

Further information

Industry experience

Solo exhibitions

October (2008). 'LOVE AND THE DSM IV' 
- digital projections with music composed and performed by Sarah Sarhandi - Peacock Projects, Pullen’s Yard, London.

March (2008). 'The Encyclopedia of Insanity', Five Year Gallery, Luton.

September (2003) 'Transformation', Fukugan Gallery, Osaka (with Rieko Akatsuka).

Selected group exhibitions

May (2014) Farm Open, Lower Hewood Farm, Dorset.

July (2013) Playback, Southampton Solent University staff group show at Peacock Projects, Pullen’s Yard, London.

July (2009) R.I.P. 19 April 2009, Artists respond to J.G. Ballard's work, , Artists respond to J.G. Ballard's work, Peacock Projects, London (curated by Iben la Cour).

November (2004) Take One: Kaleidoscope, Royal Festival Hall installation with Hayward Gallery Education Department.

July (2004) Tempered Ground, The Museum of Garden History (diascope project in collaboration with Paul Farnell, Head Gardener at Waddesdon Manor) curated by Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London.

November (2003) Kaleidoscope, The Project Space, Firstsite Arts Centre, The Minories, Colchester.

October (2003) 'The Entangled Eye', Gallery Speak For, Tokyo, funded by The British Council.

May (2003) 'The Entangled Eye', Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London (collaboration with Rieko Akatsuka) catalogue essay by Simon Grant.

March (2002) 'To Restore Silence is the Role of Objects', Plus Ultra Gallery, NYC (with Sara MacKillop).

Teaching experience

September 2006 – 2008. BA (Hons) Fine Art – University of Hertfordshire, visiting lecturer.

September 2004 - 2006. foundation course – University of Hertfordshire, visiting lecturer.

Taught courses

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Nurture your talent for painting, sculpture or applied art, guided by a passionate team of artists, curators and theorists, in a supportive, creative community.