Alexa Wright is an artist based in London, UK. She works with photography, video, sound and objects. Motivated by her own sense of strangeness and displacement, Alexa’s curiosity is channelled into unsettling works that often take the viewer or listener out of their comfort zone. In the making of these works she often takes herself into situations where people are at their limits. These include: US jails, where she interviewed people convicted of murder, the opera, where she photographed singers during and after performance, and, most recently, two day centres for people recovering from acute mental difficulties.
Alexa's work has been shown widely, both nationally and internationally. Recent exhibitions include: The Flesh of The World, University of Toronto Arts Centre, (2015); Slippage, The Unstable Nature of Difference, Chester University Gallery (2015); Crafting Anatomies, Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham (2015); Hybrid Bodies, PHI Centre, Montreal (2014); Archisle Photography Open, Jersey Arts Centre, St Helier, Jersey (2013); (honorable mention); Portas Abertas, Fórum Eugénio de Almeida, Évora, Portugal (2013); Digital Aesthetic 3, Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston (2012); Born in 1987: the Animated Gif, Photographer’s Gallery, London (2012).
Alexa is Reader in Art and Visual Culture at the University of Westminster in London. Her single-authored book, ‘Monstrosity the human monster in visual culture’ was published by IB Tauris in June 2013. Her most recent project is: 'Piecing It Together', a participatory project involving people with mental health difficulties.