Alexa Wright is a visual artist working with photography and digital media. She is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Art, Research and Technology Education at the University of Westminster in London, where she also teaches MA Photography and MA Visual Culture. Alexa has recently been awarded an Arts Council Fellowship to work on The Listening Room, a new project in the Centre for Auditory Research at University College London, where she has collaborated with Professor Alf Linney since 1998. Alexa has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad. Some recent exhibitions include: Monstruous, Fantasmas y Alienígas at Fundación Telefónica, Madrid; Wonderful: Visions of the Near Future at Arnolfini L Shed, Bristol; Magna,
Rotherham and Cornerhouse, Manchester and Geometry of the Face at the National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen .
In 1997 Alexa was commissioned by The Wellcome Trust to collaborate with two scientists to visualise the phantom limbs of amputees in a series of twenty-four photographic prints entitled After Image. In 1998 this work was awarded the Imaginaria, digital art prize at the ICA, London.
In 2004-5 Alexa completed residencies at Welsh National Opera in Cardiff and at Opera North in Leeds, where she produced Opera Interna and First Act, two series of photographic portraits of singers that focus on exploring the performative nature of human expression.