Alexa Wright is an artist based in London (UK). Using photography, video, sound and objects, she has worked at the intersection of art and science since the mid-1990s, when she became known for her award-winning photographs of people with phantom limbs, 'After Image'. Many of Alexa’s projects involve collaborations with medical scientists and/or people with medical conditions or disabilities.
Alexa’s work has been shown nationally and internationally, exhibitions include:
Visions in The Nunnery, Bow Arts, London (2016); Hybrid Bodies, KunstKraftWerk, Leipzig, Germany (2016); Piecing it Together, St Pancras Hospital and The Tavistock Centre, London (participatory project), (2016-7); Phantom Limb, Victoria Museum & Gallery, Liverpool (2016); The Flesh of The World, Justina M Barnicke Gallery/University of Toronto Art Centre (2015); Slippage, The Unstable Nature of Difference, Chester University Gallery (2015); NordArt2015, Büdelsdorf, Germany, (2015); Crafting Anatomies, Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham (2015); Hybrid Bodies, PHI Centre, Montreal (2014); Jersey Arts Centre, St Helier, Jersey (2013); Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston (2012); Photographer’s Gallery, London (2012); The Definition of Self, 21_21 Design Sight Gallery, Tokyo (2010); Kunstraum Kreuzberg Bethanien, Berlin, (2010); ISEA, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast (2009); Amber 08, BM Suma Gallery, Istanbul, (2008); ‘El cuerpo (con)sentido’, Centro de Historia, Zaragoza, Spain (2008); FILE ‘07, SESI Art Gallery, Sao Paolo (2007); International Women Artists’ Biennale, Incheon Arts Centre, Korea (2007); Powerhouse Museum, Sydney (2006); Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh (2006).
Alexa is a Reader in Art and Visual Culture at the University of Westminster. Her book, ‘Monstrosity the human monster in visual culture’ was published by IB Tauris in June 2013.