Alexandria Eregbu is a conceptual artist and disciplinary deviant. Her practice often takes shape in the form of maker, performer, curator, educator, and programmer. Alexandria’s concerns frequently address visibility, ontology, resistance, locality, and mobility. Her work tends to insert itself at the axis of personal experience and myth—usually reliant upon the collection of artifacts, material culture, and an attentiveness to current and historical events.
As a teaching artist, Alexandria has spent the last three years examining curatorial practices, image interpretation, and creative activism with teens from TRACE (Teens Re-Imagining Art, Community, and Environment) through the Chicago Park District.
She has been featured in a range of exhibitions including the Arts Incubator in Washington Park, Hyde Park Art Center, Woman Made Gallery, Nightingale Cinema, Roots + Culture Contemporary Art Center, and The Franklin Outdoor in Chicago, IL; Milwaukee Art Museum in Milwaukee, WI; Distillery Gallery in Boston, MA; and Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, NY. She was a recipient of the Propeller Fund Grant (2013) and an Individual Artist Grant from Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (2015).
Alexandria has received fellowships as Resident Curator with HATCH Projects at the Chicago Artists Coalition (2013-14); Public Studio Artist in Residence at the Chicago Cultural Center (2015), Resident Artist and Curatorial Fellow with ACRE (2016), and Resident Artist at the Stony Island Arts Bank (2016). Recently, Alexandria was highlighted in Time Out Chicago (2016) and listed in Newcity’s “Breakout Artists: Chicago’s Next Generation of Image Makers” (2015). She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.