Maddie Alexander is a Canadian artist practicing in Toronto, Ontario. They began their education at NSCAD University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and completed their BFA in Photography at OCAD University. They have exhibited both locally and internationally, and received the Project 31 Photography Award in 2016.
Alexander’s practice is multidisciplinary, primarily manifesting in moving or still image, text, and installation. Their work aims to combine gesture + language to explore narratives around queer identity, intersectional feminist discourse, and mental illness. By pulling imagery from oversaturated media, be it pop culture or porn, Alexander manipulates it to create dialogue around how this shapes and distorts our understanding of queer bodies, identity and sexuality.
Dancing On My Own
The New Gallery’s Resource Centre (Ng Towers – 115 2 Ave SW, Calgary)
November 14 – December 9 (Tuesday – Saturday 12 AM – 6 PM)
Exhibition Text by Anj Fermor
Gallery Hall, Taylor Family Digital Library, University of Calgary
November 17 – 10 AM – 11 AM