As the Director of Montague- Sparey, Alexander places iconic vintage and contemporary works of art by market leading photographers, as well as emerging photographers with investment potential, into some of the most important private and institutional collections in Europe, the US and Asia. He also works with collectors on building photography collections from scratch.
Alexander is also the Fair Director of Photo Shanghai. In this role, he is responsible from the overall strategy of the fair in building its foundations and ensuring the success of the first photography-dedicated art fair in the region.
Before working independently, Alexander was the youngest Director in the history of Christie’s. He placed the Photographs department in London in lead position under his direction in May 2013. During his tenure, he was noted for achieving several world auction records and for creating new auction markets from contemporary photography. Prior to this, he was the curator of the photography, contemporary art and design Selling Exhibitions programme at Phillips. The included the contemporary art and sculpture Summer exhibitions at Sudeley Castle (in association with Chanel), as well as shows for Mario Testino, Annie Leibovitz, Guy Bourdin and Zaha Hadid, among many others.
A native French speaker born in Geneva, he holds a Masters degree in the History of Art from the University of Oxford. He has been interviewed by several major publications including The FT, The Wall Street Journal, The Art Newspaper, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar on the subject of collecting, the art market and photography.