Location: Manchester/United Kingdom
Activism, Conceptual, Design, Digital, Drawing, Film, Installation, Intervention, Mixed Media, Other, Painting, Performance, Photography, Printmaking, Project Organizing, Sculpture, Sound, Textile, Video, Online Exhibitions, Art Fairs, Publications, Others
Alexia Mellor is an interdisciplinary artist using humor and performative strategies to investigate issues of security, displacement and identity in an increasingly corporatized world. A recent MFA graduate from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Tufts University, Mellor employs humor and sarcasm to question existing notions of identity formation. By recontextualizing traditional gestures and objects that culturally define us, Mellor deconstructs social norms, consumer culture and notions of place. She was recently featured in the Boston Globe as one of the six graduate students to watch. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, and has most recently been included in the New England Photography Biennial at the Danforth Museum of Art and at AXIOM Gallery for New and Experimental Media.
Upcoming projects include MIND THE GAP in Istanbul Turkey. MIND THE GAP is a multi-media, multi-platform arts initiative to be held in Istanbul September 13-15, 2011. Headquartered at IMC 5533 art space, MIND THE GAP presents performative and new media work by emerging artists from around the globe addressing gaps and borders of all kinds: geographic and social borders, and technological and spatial gaps. With site-specific performances in public spaces around Istanbul, daily guided boat tours on the Bosphorus that offer a new perspective on orientation and the sea, and a virtual interactive mapping project, MIND THE GAP creates unique and participatory experiences to revision the ways we experience art. In addition to the arts programming, MIND THE GAP is featured as a panel at ISEA2011 at Sabanci University, Levent, on September 18th at 1:30pm.
Please join us for a video screening and reception on Thursday, September 15 from 6-9pm at IMC 5533 5533- İMÇ 5.Blok no: 5533 Unkapanı-Istanbul.
For more information on the schedule of events and programming, please visit:
http://projectmindthegap.wordpress.com/programming or contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org