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Alexandra Bischoff

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Peep Show (from the "Peach Fuzz Honies" series), 2014 Digital Print Of Front And Back Page Of Scanned Embroidery On Vintage Pornographic Magazine 28.25 X 36 Inches © Alexandra Bischoff
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HELEN + JAN (from the "GAGS" series), 2015 Digital Print Of Front And Back Page Of Scanned Embroidery On Vintage Pornographic Magazine 28.25 X 36 Inches © Alexandra Bischoff
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"Virgin" (from the "Bloodletting" series), 2015 Scanned Embroidery On Menstrual Stained White Panties Printed On Scrim Vinyl, Red Spray Paint On Scrim Vinyl, Rope Large Flag, Each: 21 1/4 X 11 1/2 Inches; Small Flag, Each: 10 X 6 Inches; Overall: 194 1/2 X 21 3/4 Inches © Alexandra Bischoff
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I feel pretty (IRL), 2016 Bottle Of Domaine Carneros Brut Rose Cuvee De La Pompadour, Pink Lipstick, Wall Drawing, Artists' Voice Performance Duration: One Bottle Of Domaine Carneros Brut Rose Cuvee De La Pompadour, Or One Completed Wall Drawing; Dimensions: Variable © Photo: Simon Bermeo-Ehmann; Artist: Alexandra Bischoff
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I feel pretty (IRL), 2016 Bottle Of Domaine Carneros Brut Rose Cuvee De La Pompadour, Pink Lipstick, Wall Drawing, Artists' Voice Performance Duration: One Bottle Of Domaine Carneros Brut Rose Cuvee De La Pompadour, Or One Completed Wall Drawing; Dimensions: Variable © Photo: Simon Bermeo-Ehmann; Artist: Alexandra Bischoff
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Skin on Skin, 2016 One Bunch Of Red Grapes, One Thigh, Green Silk Pyjamas, Metallic Gold Thread, Instax Photo, Finishing Nails Duration: One Bunch Of Red Grapes Or One Thigh; Dimensions: Variable © Photo: Robert Lynds Gallery; Artist: Alexandra Bischoff
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Suds-Bucket, 2015 One Bar Of Soap, One Bucket Full Of Water, Red Nail Polish Duration: One Bar Of Soap; Dimensions: Variable © Photo: Nathalie Maynard; Artist: Alexandra Bischoff
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Suds-Bucket, 2015 One Bar Of Soap, One Bucket Full Of Water, Red Nail Polish Performance Duration: One Bar Of Soap Per Day; Dimensions: Variable © Photo: Catalina Dia; Artist: Alexandra Bischoff
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Iron-Woman, 2014 The Artist's Entire Wardrobe, Iron, Ironing Board, Closet Doors, Water Jug Performance Duration: The Artist's Entire Wardrobe © Alexandra Bischoff
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hair-piece, 2014 Home Made Jar Lamp, Artist's Hair Performance Duration: Variable © Photo: Peter Short; Aritst: Alexandra Bischoff
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"little gemstones" and "pipe-piece" installation, 2014 Looped Video, Projector, Tripod, Site Specific Performance © Photo: Marc Paris; Artist: Alexandra Bischoff
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sink shower, 2014 I Phone Photograph By Mike Straub Of Gel Transfer Of Photograph By Nathalie Maynard Of Performance By Alexandra Bischoff Variable © Mike Straub, Nathalie Maynard, Alexandra Bischoff
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I feel pretty (after Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins’ “West Side Story,” 1961), 2016 Video Duration: 3m 50s © Alexandra Bischoff
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Love-Creams (installation), 2015 Looped Video, Television, Plexiglas Plinth, Roll Of Plastic Wrap 32s © Photo: Jaime Lauren Kyle; Artist: Alexandra Bischoff
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Jasper, 2014 Looped Video Duration: 1m 53s © Alexandra Bischoff
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sleepy selfies, 2014 Looped Video Duration: 3m 14s; Dimensions: Projected No Larger Than 12 X 7.5 Inches © Alexandra Bischoff
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an approach to Making Work, 2013 Looped Video Duration: 1m 51s © Alexandra Bischoff
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An Exercise in Stability, 2013 Looped Video Duration: 3m 25s © Alexandra Bischoff
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I SEE THINGS IN YOU (36 Vancouver Galleries) (details), 2015 Artist Book, Machine Stitched Photographs 8 X 8 Inches © Alexandra Bischoff
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Edmonton
Birth year
1991
Lives in
Vancouver
Works in
Vancouver
Schools
Macewan University, 2012, Diploma in Fine Art
Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver
Representing galleries
Statement

The amorphous subject of female sexuality is often the starting point of my work. Culminating with pornographic research, my focus always remains rooted in the politics of intimacy. I wonder how pornography effects every-day relationships, what the positive potentials of the medium are, and where erotica intersects with less obvious forms of fetishization.

While I work in many mediums, I consider all of my work to be performative in nature. My performance practice turns every-day, passive actions into awkward yet sensual interactions. I implement humour and absurdity—devoid of accusatory confrontation—in order to discuss challenging issues.