Alexis Blake has a multidisciplinary practice that coalesces visual art, movement and performance. She investigates the way in which the body is represented and treated as an archive, which she then critically examines, disrupts and re-negotiates. Her work directly engages with representations and subjectification of the 'female' body whilst activating it as a site and an agent for socio-political change. In doing so she creates spaces to expose and elude systems of power.
With the support of: Mondriaan Fonds
Blake received an MA in Fine Art from Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam (2007) and was an artist-in-residence at the Delfina Foundation, London (2016), Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht (2014–15). 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 (London), TENT (Rotterdam), ExtraCity (Antwerp) and La Triennale di Milano XXI (Milan).
Currently she is a nominee for the Prix de Rome and will be presenting the work at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.