Alexandra Bischoff is an Edmonton-born (Treaty 6 Territory) Canadian performance artist and writer. She holds a BFA in Visual Art from Emily Carr University of Art + Design where she was named the valedictorian of her undergraduate class, and is currently an MFA candidate at Concordia University in the department of Intermedia: Video, Performance, and Electronic Arts.
Bischoff’s practice responds to obscured intimacies—architectural idiosyncrasies, pornographic slippages, relationships with strangers and the like—often focusing through the amorphous lens of womxn’s work. Sexual, emotional, and care-taking labours—legitimized or not, compensated or not—are some of her main concerns. Sifting through archives and performing embodied research are often Bischoff’s catalysts for making. The artist’s performance practice turns every-day, passive actions into awkward yet sensual interactions. She implements humour and absurdity in order to discuss challenging issues.