Based in London, UK.
Lecturer on BA (Hons) Photography
at Arts University Bournemouth
Interviewed for Photography+ #6 ‘Perform’ from Photoworks.
Recipient of A-N Artist Development Bursary
Alexandra is a London-based artist and lecturer working primarily with performance, photography, text and research. Signalling back to a history in dance, her work is centred around the gestural body, adopting choreographic tools and strategies from dance as a means to explore the performativity of image-making. Often starting in the archive or from a historical anecdote, her broader research interests include intersectional feminism, neuroscience and the history of photography.
She is a recipient of 2020 A-N Artist Development Bursary, using the funding to develop the choreographic aspect of her practice.
Davenport has too used the body as object, interrogating limbs and joints as tools in an unyielding desire of autonomy. But she seeks to take control by unpacking the structures that are always subtly present, reclaiming the body as object as a source of subversive power.
Alexandra has an MA Photography from The Royal College of Art and she is currently a Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Photography course at Arts University Bournemouth.
Recent exhibitions include: A Performance Affair; Brussels, BG (2019),
Vogue Ukraine Art Issue Exhibition; Kyiv, UA (2019), Dancing In Peckham; Peckham 24, London, UK (2019), Stop Motion: In Search of the Still Image [Solo]; Hanes Art Gallery, USA (2019), The Same Tendency; Summerhall, Edinburgh, UK, Visions in the Nunnery, The Nunnery Gallery, London, UK (2018), London Nights; The Museum of London, UK (2018).