Working between London & West Midands, UK.
Lecturer on BA (Hons) Photography
at University of Portsmouth
Visiting Lecturer on BA (Hons) Photography
at Arts University Bournemouth
Alexandra (she/her) is an artist and educator working primarily with performance, photography, moving image and text. 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. The relationship between the body and the camera is central to her research and recurring themes in her work include; the body as image, neuroscience, and representations of womxn in visual culture.
Alexandra studied BA (Hons) Photography at London College of Communication (2013), MA Photography at Royal College of Art (2018), and has recently completed a PGCert in Creative Education at University for the Creative Arts (2021). She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
She has exhibited both in the UK and Internationally. Recent exhibitions include: Performing Dawns; London & Online, UK (2021), 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).
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.
‘Look up’, ‘MICO’ performance series, curated by Dateagle.
Performing Dawns, opening 1st January.
Curated by Tom Lovelace
Selected for MEET 2020 : First Edition
Interviewed by Lucie Armstrong for Forme Journal Shortlisted for Format Festival 2021 ‘Control’.
Shortlisted for Site Gallery ‘Fresh Takes’ Performance Commission
Mirror Mirror, performance with Tom Lovelace for Atelier NŌUA
Interviewed for Photography+ #6 ‘Perform’ from Photoworks.
Recipient of A-N Artist Development Bursary