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ALEXANDER SI IS A NEW YORK-BASED PERFORMANCE ARTIST WHO'S INTERESTED IN RECONTEXTUALIZING OUR SOCIAL RELATION MEDIATED BY IMAGES AND IMAGE-MAKING MECHANISMS THROUGH HIS INSTALLATIONS AND PERFORMANCES.

STAGE, SET, THEATER, CINEMA, CAMERA, LIGHTS, MICROPHONE, THE INTERNET AND SOCIAL MEDIA - WE HEAVILY EXERCISE THESE DEVICES TO THE POINT WHERE WE OVERLOOK THEIR COLD AND LIFELESS MATERIALITY, TREATING THEM AS PROSTHESES OF OUR VERY OWN FLESH AND BONE.

 

TAKING THE FORMAL LANGUAGE OF SUCH APPARATUSES AS BUILDING BLOCKS, SI MANUFACTURES A SETTING TO FRAME A PERFORMATIVE ACTION. SUCH INTERVENTION IS NOT THE DESTINATION, BUT A PROCESS TO EVOKE THE ELUSIVE DYNAMICS BETWEEN THE ONE WHO IS WATCHING AND ONE WHO IS BEING WATCHED. 

 

AFTER EACH PERFORMANCE, THE PIECE UNDERGOES  POST-PRODUCTION AND TAKES ITS FINAL TECTONIC FORM AS INSTALLATION. IN RETAINING THE TEMPORALITY OF THE RESULTING ARCHITECTURE, SI HOPES THE EFFECT SPEAKS TO THE SYMBIOTIC INNER DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE PERFORMER AND THE SPECTATOR. 

 

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EDUCATION

2019 School of Visual Arts, MFA Fine Arts, New York (Ongoing)

2017 University of Toronto, Honor Bachelor of Arts with High Distinction, Toronto, Canada.

         Double-major in Architecture Studies & Book and Media Studies

EXHIBITIONS/SHOWS

2020 Performance Anxiety, Chinatown Soup, New York, NY (group)

2020 red pulses, SVA Flatiron Gallery, New York, NY (group)

2020 The second coming of a starchitect, SVA Spring Open Studio Exhibition, New York, NY

2020 #abundance router, room 1016, Spring Break NYC, New York, NY (group)

2019 Stage/Cage, SVA Fall Open Studio Exhibition, New York, NY

2019 #abundance router, Spring Break Art Show Miami (group)

2017 Us Against the World, two-person show with Qiaoer Jin, 187 Augusta, Toronto, Canada 

       

     Midnight Hunger magazine launch, 187 Augusta, Toronto, Canada

WORK EXPERIENCE

2019 Studio Assistance, David Row Studio, New York, NY (Ongoing)

     Studio Assistance, Aya Rodriguez-Izumi Studio, New York, NY

2018 Editorial Intern, Monocle magazine, Toronto, Canada

     Freelance Editor, i-D China, 2016 - 2018

     Gallery Assistance, Three Shadow Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China

     Gallery Assistance, MKG127, Toronto, Canada

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