Writer-in-residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House in April and May 2016
Alexandra Bischoff is an Edmonton-born (Treaty 6 Territory), Canadian writer and performance artist. She holds a diploma from MacEwan University and a BFA in Visual Art from Emily Carr University of Art + Design, where she was named valedictorian of her undergraduate class. She is currently an MFA candidate at Concordia University in the department of Intermedia (Video, Performance, and Electronic Arts).
Her art practice is based in performance. The nature of labour, precarious living, and underrepresented archives are some of her chief concerns. She responds to subtle intimacies: architectural idiosyncrasies, pornographic slippages, relationships with strangers, and the like. Often, she focuses through the amorphous lens of women’s work. Through durational performance and installation, she aims to sensitively exercise the point at which leisure becomes labour and the sensual becomes unsettling.
Learn more at alexandrabischoff.com
Latest Blog Postings about Jackie Wykes
Farewell to Tom Cho and Jackie Wykes, who on April 6 moved on to a three-month residency in picturesque Blairmore, Alberta. They take up residence in the former studio of the photographer Thomas Gushul, in a competitive residency supporting both writers and visual artists through the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Lethbridge.
Shut Up And Write meet-ups place the typically solitary activity of writing into a more social space. The idea is simple: a group of people get together and focus on their own writing, with short breaks to socialise – “No critiquing, exercises, lectures, ego, competition or feeling guilty.”