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Royal Hospital Kilmainham
Dublin 8, D08 FW31, Ireland
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Alexis Blake has a multidisciplinary practice that coalesces visual art, movement and performance. She investigates the way in which the body is represented and treated as an archive, which she then critically examines, disrupts and re-negotiates. Her work directly engages with representations and subjectification of the female body whilst activating it as a site and an agent for socio-political change. In doing so she creates spaces to expose and elude systems of representation and power.

Blake received an MA in Fine Art from Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam (2007) and was an artist-in-residence at the Delfina Foundation, London (2016), Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht (2014–15). Her work has been presented at numerous locations, such as: Riga Biennial 2018, BOZAR (Brussels), Performatik19 (Brussels), Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam), British Museum / Block Universe (London), ExtraCity (Antwerp) and La Triennale di Milano XXI (Milan).

Residency Profile

IMMA Invited

June 2019

An invited residency supporting Alexis Blake’s performance Anthology of Anger, an ongoing project by Blake exploring how culture, history and DNA influence one’s expression or suppression of anger and empathy, verses the body’s authentic movements of these emotions. Anthology of Anger at IMMA is curated by Poi Marr: Curator, Glasgow International and appears as part of A Vague Anxiety, curated by Seán Kissane, Curator: Exhibitions, IMMA.



Important Notice


We would like to advise our visitors that our Main Reception area is closed for renovation from 22 April until mid-June.  A temporary reception is open on the ground floor next to the original main entrance. While we prepare to open our next exhibition Hilary Heron: A Retrospective on 24 May, there are two exhibitions to see Derry Film & Video Workshop and Self: Determination: Artists Commissions. IMMA’s gardens and café are open to the public.