Alexa Reid is a cross-disciplinary artist who makes work in the margins between Theatre, Live Art and Installation. Alexa is fascinated by archive and collections, archaeology, mythology, fairy tales, ritual processes, shamanism and intersections between science/medicine and the humanities. The interrogation of cycles of degeneration and regeneration, through re-synthesised mythologies and false archives underpin Alexa’s creative and conceptual methodologies. Her work is characterised by site-specific environments, found and made totemic objects, performable costumes, and raw materials, within visually driven performative environments.
Alexa has developed performance works across the UK and internationally, and has collaborated with pioneering theatre makers, venues and sites: including Punchdrunk, ArtAngel, CeSDAS, Mark Storor, O'Teatrone, and Lotos Collective, whom Alexa is a founding member of and an Associate Artist with. Recent works have taken her to The Horniman Museum and The Whitechapel Gallery - London, The Crikoteca - Krakow, Teatro Garibaldi -Palermo, a salt mine in Salzburg, a deconsecrated church in Naples, a medieval castle in Wuppertal and an Augustinian Abbey on Inchcolm Island in the Firth of Forth.
Alexa trained at The Oxford School of Drama, Goldsmiths College - BA Hons. Drama and Theatre Arts, 1st class and Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design - MA Scenography.
Alexa has worked as a visiting-practitioner/lecturer at a number of leading arts institutions including Central Saint Martins, Brunel University and Rose Bruford College; Alexa has worked at Goldsmiths since 2012, specifically leading workshops on object-based dramaturgies, visual theatre practices, scenography and site-specificity for DTA1, including convening the Scenography module. Alexa teaches on Questions of Performance (DTA2) leading a course entitled Questions of Image. She is the tutor for Live Art / Performance Art, Theatre Making 3, and support students undertaking their final year BA Disserations.