Alexa Wright is an artist who uses photography, video, sound and interactive digital media to explore some of the heavily defended boundaries of human identity. In different ways her works make us aware of the processes by which we constitute our sense of self in relation to others.
Alexa has worked across the domains of art and science for more than ten years. She has collaborated with several different medical scientists, most frequently with Professor Alf Linney at University College London. Several of her projects have involved working closely with people with medical conditions or with disabilities. Material gathered for these projects takes the form of taped interviews, photographs and video recordings.
Alexa's work is exhibited, published and critically acclaimed Internationally. Recent exhibitions include: View From Inside in 'Digital Aesthetic 3', Preston (2012), Cover Story in DaDaFest International, Liverpool (2010); After Image in 'The Definition of Self', 21_21 Design Sight Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (2010); Alter Ego in 'Locate Me', Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Bethanien, Berlin, Germany (2010); Conversation Piece in 'International Symposium of Electronic Art', Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast (2009);Alter Ego in 'El cuerpo (con)sentido’, Centro the Historia Zaragoza, Spain; 'Amber 08', BM Suma Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey (2008); 'FILE ‘07', SESI Art Gallery, Sao Paolo, Brazil (2007) and Opera Interna in the International Women Artists’ Biennale, Incheon Arts Centre, Korea (2007). An animated image from the 'A View From Inside' series was part of the inaugural exhibition, Born in 1987: the Animated Gif on The Wall at the Photographers Gallery, London, 2012.
Alexa teaches at the University of Westminster in London. Her book, 'Monstrosity: The human monster in visual culture' (IB Tauris, 2013) will be launched in June.