Alexis Blake

Profile

Alexis Blake’s (Pittsburgh, 1981) multidisciplinary practice coalesces visual art, performance and dance. She investigates the way in which the body is represented and treated as an archive. Her work directly engages with the representation and subjectification of women’s bodies while activating them as sites and agents for socio-political change. For the performance Rock to jolt [ ] stagger to ash, she won the Prix de Rome Visual Arts 2021. For this, the visual artist immersed herself in lamentations as a collective expression of mourning and protest. The work will be performed in the Stedelijk Museum.

Education

MA in Fine Art from Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam (2007)

Artist-in-residence at WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels (2020+2021), the Delfina Foundation, London (2016), Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht (2014–15), Fondazione Antonio Ratti with Yvonne Rainer (2015). 

Her work has been presented at numerous locations, such as: 

1st Riga Biennial (Riga, Lativa)

BOZAR (Brussels)

Performatik19 (Brussels)

IMMA - Irish Museum of Modern Art (Dublin)

Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam)

British Museum / Block Universe Performance Festical (London)

TENT (Rotterdam)

ExtraCity (Antwerp)

La Triennale di Milano XXI (Milan)