Alexa Malizon is a Canberra-based artist who brings insight to the lived cultural experience of existing within a diaspora. Born in Australia to Filipino immigrants, her identity has been conflicted from the upbringings that she has to conform to from two different worlds. She explores this intersectionality through a range of photographic media to re-connect with her cultural roots and to engage with themes such as identity, miscommunication, cultural shame and the representation of the sexualised ethnographic body.
Malizon completed her Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) at the Australian National University School of Art and Design in 2020. She exhibited her work in the ANU School of Art and Design Graduating Exhibition in 2019 and 2020, and VIEW2020 in PhotoAccess at the beginning of 2020. In 2020, she was the recipient of the ANU School of Art & Design Emerging Artist Support Scheme (EASS): Tuggeranong Arts Centre Exhibition Award culminating in her first solo institutional exhibition in 2021. She recently was one of twenty-four artists selected to participate in Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)’s Hatched: National Graduate Exhibition in 2021.