Alexandra Bell

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Close up image of Alexandra smiling in front of a white wall, wearing a black sweatshirt Alexandra Bell is a multidisciplinary artist who investigates the complexities of narrative, information consumption, and perception. Utilizing various media, she deconstructs language and imagery to explore the tension between marginal experiences and dominant histories. Through investigative research, she considers the ways media frameworks construct memory and inform discursive practices around race, politics, and culture.

Alexandra Bell was born in 1983 in Chicago. She holds a BA in interdisciplinary studies in the humanities from the University of Chicago and an MS in journalism from Columbia University. 

Her work has been exhibited at Jeffrey Deitch Gallery, New York; Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles; MoMA PS1, New York; We Buy Gold, New York; Koenig & Clinton Gallery, New York; The Nathan Cummings Foundation; Atlanta Contemporary; Pomona College Museum of Art; Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas; and Usdan Gallery at Bennington College. She received the 2018 International Center of Photography Infinity Award in the applied category and is a 2018 Soros Equality Fellow. She is a 2020 Pioneer Works resident. She lives and works in Brooklyn.

 

 

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Work in the exhibition: 

A work that consists of edited versions of two poster-size prints of the New York Times articles that surfaced at the time of Michael Brown’s funeralAlexandra Bell, A Teenager with Promise (Annotated), 2017. Screenprint and archival pigment print on paper. Courtesy the artist.