Film Screening: Works by Alexandra Gelis

Friday, February 2, 7:30 - 9:30p.m.
London Fringe Festival Theatre
207 King Street, London
Presented in collaboration with LOMAA (London Ontario Media Arts Association)

Alexandra Gelis is a Colombian-Venezuelan artist living and working in Toronto, Ontario. Her studio practice combines new media, installation, and photography with custom built interactive electronics. Her projects incorporate personal field research as a tool to investigate the ecologies of various landscapes through examining the traces left by various socio-political interventions. She uses data capture techniques, video, sound, and spatial and electronic media to create documentary based immersive installations; single-channel videos, and experimental photography. She has exhibited internationally in North and South America as well as Ethiopia in Africa.

Alexandra Gelis has been the recipient of numerous prizes and awards, including the prestigious Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, Colombian MInister of Culture. Her research has been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the ministry of Culture of Colombia. She also won the Colciencias Doctoral Fellowship Program for her PhD research “Environmental History and Aesthetics of Invasive Plants in Equinoctial America: An Arts-Based Inquiry” .