Alex Culshaw is an artist filmmaker, whose works explore social and personal narratives. By addressing the political and drawing on the poetic, her work confronts the reality of documentary and fiction filmmaking, storytelling and representation and often examines the relations between labour, site and identity. Motivated to play with an audience’s encounter with moving image, she often uses live performance and ongoing, cyclical narratives with the intent to prompt further discussion, reflection and questioning.
Alex graduated from Royal College of Art with an MA in Sculpture – Moving Image (2015 - 2017) and studied BA Art Practice at Goldsmiths University (2009 - 2012). Alex has exhibited and screened her work nationally and internationally, including recent exhibitions and screenings at Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2022, Aesthetica short film festival 2021, Chicago Underground Film Festival 2020, Glasgow International Film Festival 2020, South Kiosk Gallery, London 2019, Flat Time House, London 2019, Jerwood Visual Arts, London 2017, The Coniston Institute & Florence Arts Centre, Cumbria, 2017.
Alex teaches at Arts University Bournemouth on the BA Fine Art course and in 2021 received a PGCert in Higher Education from Royal College of Art. Alex co-curated and organised Spectrum and is a mentor for Arts Emergency. Her work is held in Leeds College of Art Library’s collection.