Alexa Reid is a cross-disciplinary artist who makes work in the margins between Theatre, Live Art/Performance and Installation. She is fascinated by archive and collections, archaeology, mythology, fairy tales, ritual processes, shamanism, the body; 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 immersive performance 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, which Alexa co-founded and served as co-Artist Director. Recent works have taken her to The National Portrait Gallery - Washington, 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 and Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design. Alexa recently has undertaken training in Reiki.
Alexa has worked as a visiting-practitioner/lecturer at a number of leading arts institutions including Central Saint Martins, Brunel University, Rose Bruford College and The University of Guelph, Canada. Alexa has worked at Goldsmiths since 2012 and is the Convenor of the BA Personal Professional Development Programme. For 2019-20 she will also Convene and teach on The Scenography Module, Processes of Performance; Questions of Space and Theatre Making 1.