Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art

Alexis Mitchell

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art
Region: Berlin, Germany
MacDowell fellowships: 2018

Alexis Kyle Mitchell is an artist and scholar whose works have circulated internationally. Her projects make use of the concepts of space and place, to reconfigure relationships to memory, politics, and acts of belonging. She often works collaboratively alongside artist Sharlene Bamboat under the name Bambitchell. Bambitchell were in residence together at MacDowell to work on an experimental film exploring the history of the Medieval Animal Trials -- where animals were tried in a court of law. The duo completed a rough edit of their film while in residence at MacDowell in 2018 and completed a version of their written script for the film as well.

Mitchell recently completed a Ph.D. in Human Geography at the University of Toronto where she held a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship and is currently a fellow of the Sommerakademie Paul Klee until 2019. She was artist-in-residence at Akademie Schloss Solitude (2015-2017) and at the MacDowell (2018) and had recent exhibitions at Gallery TPW, Toronto & the Berlinale as a part of Forum Expanded 2018. She has an upcoming screening at the BFI London Film Festival alongside Bamboat in Fall 2018.



Alexis Mitchell worked in the Heinz studio.

The icehouse, built of fieldstone in 1914–1915, was a practical part of Mrs. MacDowell’s plan for a self-sufficient farm. Winter ice cut from a nearby pond was stored here for summer use on the property. Idle since 1940, it was a handsome but outdated farm building. In 1995, Mrs. Drue Heinz, a vice chairman of…

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