Alexa Wright is an artist living and working in London, England. She works with photography, video, sound and interactive digital media. Her photographic projects include Opera Interna, a series of digitally manipulated portraits of opera singers, selected for the International Women Artists’ Biennale, Korea (2007), and also shown in ‘El cuerpo (con)sentido’, Centro the Historia, Zaragoza, Spain (2008). The video installation, Cover Story (2008), which investigates the functions of the human face, was part of DaDa International, Liverpool, in 2010. The speech-based interactive installation, Conversation Piece was shown at ISEA 2009, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast and in ‘Like Shadows, An Exploration of Shyness’, Phoenix Arts Centre, Brighton, UK (2011).
Alexa’s works have been shown in a number of other prestigious contexts, including Powerhouse Museum, Sydney (2006); FILE ‘07, SESI Art Gallery, Sao Paolo, Brazil (2007); ‘The Naked Portrait’, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh (2007) and Compton Vernay (2008) and ‘The Definition of Self’, 21_21 Design Sight Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (2010).
In 2011 Alexa took part in a residency at The Banff Centre, where she developed the photographic series, ‘All That’s Left Behind’ and the video installation, ‘Heart of the Matter’. She has recently completed ‘A View From Inside’ (2012), a series of ten photographic portraits of people who experience psychosis. An animated image from the series was part of the inaugural exhibition, Born in 1987: the Animated Gif on The Wall at the new Photographers Gallery, London, 2012. Alexa is part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers based at University of Toronto conducting an ongoing study into the psychosocial effects of heart transplant.