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Alexandra Davenport is an artist and educator. Her practice works across performance, photography, moving image, and text and is informed by intersectional feminist discourse and her background in dance.

Her work has been exhibited internationally and in March 2022 she will exhibit her new moving image work 'Plassein' at Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie curated by Iris Sikking. Selected 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).  

Alexandra has worked in the photographic industry for many years as both a photographer’s assistant and studio/production manager. She has worked for practitioners such as Broomberg & Chanarin and RANKIN, and managed London-based studios The Forge and Cloud & Horse. 

Alexandra studied BA (Hons) Photography at London College of Communication, MA Photography at Royal College of Art and holds a PGCert in Creative Education from University for the Creative Arts. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  

Research Interests

My work is centred around the body, often adopting choreographic tools and strategies from dance as a means to explore the performativity of image-making. I am interested in performance as both a medium and a research methodology. The body as image and representations of womxn in visual culture are on-going areas of interest in my work. My reccent research has been exploring the intersection of art and science, exploring neuroplasticity through performance and moving image. 

Teaching Responsibilities

I am a Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Photography course at the University of Portsmouth. I am module co-ordinator for Level 4 Professional Practice & Work Experience and Level 5 Photographic Practice & Project Development. I am also a personal tutor on the Level 6 Major Project module.

Education/Academic qualification

PG Cert, University for the Creative Arts

Award Date: 16 Jul 2021

MA, Royal College of Art

Award Date: 29 Jun 2018

BA (Hons), University of the Arts London

Award Date: 18 Jun 2013

External positions

Visiting Lecturer, Arts University Bournemouth

2021 → …

Lecturer, Arts University Bournemouth

20192021

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