Biography

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 in the UK and internationally, in group and solo exhibitions at institutions and festivals such as Wilhelm-Hack-Museum (DE), Museum of London (UK), Hanes Art Gallery (USA), Peckham 24 (UK), A Performance Affair (BG), Summerhall (UK) & The Nunnery Gallery (UK).

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 BA (Hons) Photography & MA Photography at University of Portsmouth. I am module co-ordinator for Level 4 Professional Practice & Work Experience and Level 5 Photographic Practice & Project Development. I teach on Level 6 modules Advanced Practice Research & Major Projects.