Alexandra Bell (b. 1983, Chicago, IL) is a multidisciplinary artist who investigates the complexities of narrative, information consumption, and perception. Utilizing various media, she deconstructs language and imagery to explore the tension between marginal experiences and dominant histories. Through investigative research, she considers the ways media frameworks construct memory and inform discursive practices around race, politics, and culture.
Her work has been exhibited at Jeffrey Deitch Gallery, Charlie James Gallery, MoMA PS1, We Buy Gold, Koenig & Clinton Gallery, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, Atlanta Contemporary, Pomona College Museum of Art, Spencer Museum of Art, and Usdan Gallery at Bennington College. She received the 2018 International Center of Photography Infinity Award in the applied category and is a 2018 Soros Equality Fellow. She is a 2020 Sarah Arison Artadia awardee and a 2021 Pioneer Works resident.
Bell holds a B.A. in interdisciplinary studies in the humanities from the University of Chicago and an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Counter-narratives: how racism in journalism shapes our perceptions, Alexandra Bell
An excerpt from the event “Reflections on Liberation: American Civil Rights Past, Present, and Future” On November 28th, 2017 at Federal Hall, Humanities New York hosted a dynamic panel of writers, artists, and community organizers in examining the role social movements have played in American history and that they continue to play in the present moment. Watch the full discussion with Alexandra Bell, Multidisciplinary Artist. Brittney Cooper, Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University. Ibram Kendi, Professor of History and International Relations at American University and recipient of the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction. Kei Williams, Organizer-in-Residence at Civic Hall; Community Organizer with Black Lives Matter NYC. Moderated by Deva Woodly, Assistant Professor of Politics at the New School.