ALEXIS 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. Mitchell is a PhD Candidate in Human Geography at the University of Toronto where she holds a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship and is currently a fellow of the Sommerakademie Paul Klee until 2019. She recently completed an artist residency at Akademie Schloss Solitude and has upcoming exhibitions at Gallery TPW, Toronto & AKA Gallery, Saskatoon.


EDUCATION
PhD (Candidate in Human Geography) // University of Toronto 2013-Present
M.F.A (Film and Video Production) // York University 2008 – 2010 
B.A. with Honours (Stage and Screen Studies) // Queen’s University // 2002 - 2006

SELCECTED GRANTS AND AWARDS
Canada Council for the Arts // Media Arts Production Grant, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2017
Doc Circuit Montreal Talent Lab at RIDM Festival // November 2016
Joseph A. May Scholarship from the University of Toronto // 2016-17
SSHRC Doctoral Award 2014 - 2018
Steamwhistle Homebrew Award for Silent Citizen at the Images Festival // April 2014
Special Citation from Canadian Jury at Inside Out Film Festival for ‘The Break’ // June 2013
Kodak Imaging Award - Best New Director for CAMP // World Film Festival, Montreal, 2011
Nuit Blanche // Special Projects Acceptance Grant, 2011
Toronto Arts Council // Media Artists Grant, 2011

RESIDENCIES AND COMMISSIONS                                                                                     
MacDowell Art Colony // Resident, Spring 2018
Sommerakademie Paul Klee // Fellow, 2017-2019
Commission from Dr. Sara Matthews and Dr. Dina Georgis (Bambitchell) // 2016 - 2017
Oberhausen Seminar // Fellow, May 2016
Akademie Schloss Solitude Fellowship & Residency (Bambitchell) // April - August 2016
Santa Fe Art Institute Residency (Bambitchell) // January & February 2016
Flaherty Seminar Fellowship // Lee Rosenbaum Fellow, 2015
Wilfrid Laurier University Commission // Empire Symbol (Bambitchell) // March 2015
Word on the Street // Commission by Labspace Studio (Bambitchell) // Toronto, Sept 2014
White Water Gallery Commission // An Objective Odyssey (Bambitchell)
Poster VIRUS Commission // AIDS Action Now // September 2013
NES Residency // Skagaströnd, Iceland // April 2012
Pride Toronto Commission // Queeropolis: Toronto 1972-2008 (with Tori Foster)// Summer 2008

RECENT PROJECTS
Special Works School (2018) // Video, Sound, Sculpture, Installation (Bambitchell)
The People v. The Cock of Basel (2017) // Video Performance (Bambitchell)
Gabey and Mike (2016) // Musical Documentary (collaboration with Stephanie Markowitz)
Sashay Away (2015) // Site-specific Installation for Campbell House, Toronto (Bambitchell)
Empire Symbol, Or A Man and His Mule (2015) // Video and Installation (Bambitchell)
STEALTH (2014) // Video, experimental documentary (with Chase Joynt)
Silent Citizen (2014) // Mixed media installation (Bambitchell)
An Objective Odyssey (2014) // Installation – objects & text (Bambitchell)
Where the Trees Stood in Water (2013) // Series of 5 Cyanotypes (Bambitchell) 
The Break (2013) // Video, experimental documentary, Director, Editor
Border Sounds (2011 - 2015) // Sound and video installation (Bambitchell)
CAMP (2010) // Video, 25 mins, Experimental video essay (Director, Editor, Producer)

SELECTED SCREENINGS AND EXHIBITIONS
2018
Gallery TPW // Special Works School (Solo Exhibition) // Toronto, January
AKA Gallery // Silent Citizen (Solo Exhibition) // Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, March

2017
Rhode Island Film Festival, International Competition// Gabey and Mike // Providence, RI, August
Im-Mobilities (group show) // Border Sounds // Gallerie KUB // Leipzig, Germany, June
NORD Festival // The People v. The Cock of Basel // Stuttgart, Germany, June
Inside Out Film Festival // Gabey and Mike //  Toronto, Ontario, May
Xposed Queer Film Festival // Gabey and Mike // Berlin, Germany, May
Northwestfest International Documentary Festival // Gabey and Mike // Edmonton Alberta, May
Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival // Gabey and Mike // Iowa City, April
Lille Fine Art Museum // Gabey and Mike // Lille, France, April
Leeds Queer Film Festival // Gabey and Mike // Leeds, UK, March
Glasgow Short Film Festival, International Competition // Gabey and Mike // Glasgow, UK, March
Rhubarb Festival // The People v. The Cock of Basel // Toronto, Canada, February

2016
Uppsala International  Short Film Festival // Gabey and Mike // Uppsala, Sweden, October
Modern Fuel Gallery // Empire Symbol + Atomic Ark // Kingston, Ontario, October
Sommerfest // The People v. The Cock of Basel // Akademie Schloss Solitude // June
Les Complices // Screening & Performance of new work // Zurich, CH, May
What’s Your Flavour // The Break // Collectif Jeune Cinema //
Paris, FR, March
Santa Fe Art Institute Pop-Up Show // The Atomic Arc // Santa Fe, New Mexico, February

2015
Art Gallery of Ontario - ‘First Thursday’ // Empire Symbol // Toronto, November
Articule Gallery // Silent Citizen // Montreal, Quebec, October  - November
Gallery 44 // Empire Symbol, Or A Man and His Mule // Toronto, September  - October
Memories of the Future // Sashay Away and Where the Trees // Curated by Noa Bronstein & Katherine Dennis // Toronto, Aug - Oct
What’s Your Flavour // The Break // Collectif Jeune Cinema // Paris, July
Outside the Frame Film Festival // The Break // Brava Theater // San Francisco, June
Queer City Cinema // STEALTH // Neutral Ground Gallery // Regina, Saskatchewan, May
A Geographer’s Lens // Nightengale Cinema // STEALTH & Empire Symbol // Chicago, April
Wilfrid Laurier University // Art and Memory at the Borders // Empire Symbol // Kitchener-Waterloo, March
Depth of Field // CAMP, The Break, STEALTH // Cinecycle // Toronto, February
New York University // STEALTH // New York, NY, February
Bangalore Queer Film Festival // STEALTH // Bangalore, India, February
Art Gallery of Windsor ‘Border Cultures 3’// Border Sounds // Windsor, Canada, January - May

2014
LesGaiCineMad // The Break // Madrid, November 2014
MIX Copenhagen // The Break // Copenhagen, October 2014
Rebels With A Cause Film Festival // The Break // Toronto, October 2014
Simmons College // The Break // Boston, Massacheusets, October 2014
Word on the Street // Not an Hour, Not a Day // Toronto, September, 2014 
GAZE International LGBT Film Festival // The Break // Dublin, Ireland, August 2014
MashRome Film Festival // The Break // Rome, Italy, June 2014
Sled Island Festival // The Break // Calgary, AB, June 2014
Images Festival Offscreen // Silent Citizen // Toronto, April 2014 
BFI London Queer Film Festival // The Break // London UK, March 2014
Ice Follies Festival // An Objective Odyssey // North Bay, February – March 2014
Queer Media Festival // The Break // Salford, UK, February 2014
Reelout Film Festival // The Break // Kingston, Canada, February 2014
Short Film Festival - Clermont-Ferrand // International Competition // The Break // Feb 2014
Anthology Film Archives // The Break // New York, Janurary 2014

2013
ONE-D // Trinity Square Video // Chumash // November 2013 
MIX NYC // The Break // New York, November 2013
SoHo Lobby Gallery // Where the Trees Stood in Water // Toronto, Oct-Nov 2013
Seoul International New Media Festival // The Break // Seoul, Korea, October 2013
Southwest LGBT Film Festival // The Break // Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 2013
Uppsala International Short Film Festival // The Break // Uppsala, Sweden, October 2013
NSCAD University // Art & Activism // The Break // Halifax, Nova Scotia, September 2013
Under New Management // Access Gallery // Citizen Kenney // July 30 – Sept 5, 2013 
Worcester Open 2013 // Worcestershire Contemporary Artists // The Break // July 13-27, 2013
That’s So Gay // The Gladstone Hotel // Inextricable + Citizen Kenney // June 2013
Inside Out LGBT Film Festival // The Break // Toronto, Canada, May 2013
Leeds Queer Film Festival // CAMP // Leeds, UK, April 2013 
Depth of Field // CAMP // AGO Jackman Hall, Toronto, ON, April 2013 

2012
Video FAG // Citizen Kenney // Toronto, ON, November 2012 
International Multimedia Arts Festival // Inextricable // Yangon, Myanmar, Nov 2012
Access Gallery // Solo Exhibition // Performing CAMP // Vancouver, BC, September 2012 
CologneOFF: International Video Art Festival // Queen of Canada // World Tour, Aug 2012-2013
Living Arts Centre Gallery // Decent Exposure // Inextricable // Toronto, June– Aug, 2012 
Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference // CAMP // Boston, Massechessets, Mar 2012
Hidden and Forbidden Identities, International Art Expo // Inextricable // Venice, Feb 2012 
Catalyst Arts // Border Sounds // Belfast, Northern Ireland, January 2012

2011
Merlinka International Queer Festival // CAMP // Belgrade, Serbia, December 2011
28th Kasseler DokFest // CAMP// Kassel, Germany, November 2011
Worldwide dissemination of a transgender rights media campaign // Fall 2011
Nuit Blanche // Border Sounds // Toronto, ON, October 2011
Festival des Films du Monde (The World Film Festival) // CAMP// Montreal, Canada, Aug 2011 
NewFest – New York LGBT Festival // CAMP // New York, New York, July 2011
Propeller Gallery // Here and There // Inextricable // Toronto, ON, March 2011
Some Prefer Cake // Circus Geeks and Sideshow Freaks // Bologna, Italy, 2011

COLLECTIONS
New York University // Collectif Jeune Cinema // McGill University // Wilfrid Laurier University // Deborah Cowen Private Collection // University of British Columbia // OCADU // University of Leeds // Bildwechsel Archives Hamburg // York University // Seneca College // Ryerson University // University of Toronto  

PUBLICATIONS
Queer at Summer Camp // Things Happen // Eds. Kenneth Kidd, Derrett Mason, Forthcoming
Contemporary Citizenship, Art, and Visual Culture (Routledge) // Interview with Gabby Moser, Forthcoming
Infrastructures of Citizenship: Digital Life in the Global City // Eds. Deborah Cowen, Alexis Mitchell, Emily Paradis, Brett Story, Forthcoming
Prefix Photo 34 // A Conversation with Bambitchell & Morehshin Allahyari // Fall 2016
C Magazine: Citizenship // Inventory by Bambitchell // Winter 2015-2016
Scapegoat: Landscape, Architecture, Political Economy // Bunk Buddies // Winter 2015
Los Angeles Review of Books // Empire Symbol // Spring 2015
Undercurrents: Journal of Critical Environment Studies // Where the Trees… // October 2015
Mobile Desires: The Erotics and Politics of Mobility Justice (Palgrave Pivot) // Eds. Melissa White and Liz Montegary, Interview with Melissa White // October 2015
Kapsula Magazine: Bad History 1/3 // Where the Trees… // January 2014

SELECTED CRITICAL WRITING AND REVIEWS
Art AIDS America // University of Washington Press // As Long as There are Prisons // Dec, 2015
Catalogue for 'Memories of the Future' curated by Noa Bronstein and Katherine Dennis // November 2015
Akimbo // Review of ‘Border Cultures 3 (Security, Surveillance)’ at Art Gallery of Windsor //
Feb, 2014
Blouin Artinfo // Canada’s 30 under 30 // May, 2014 
Now Magazine // This is a Test // Review of Silent Citizen // April 18, 2014 
No More Potlucks // Graphic // Bambitchell interview with Dr. Deb Cowen // Nov-Dec 2013 
Now Magazine // So Gay, so good // Review of Citizen Kenney // July 27, 2013 
Xtra Magazine // Lampooning Jason Kenney // Article // November 21, 2012 
No More Potlucks // Record // With Dina Georgis // Article // August 2012 
Wounded by Their Wounds: The post-Zionist turn in feminist Holocaust art // Reena Katz, 2012 
Fuse Magazine // 25-1 Forms of Struggle // Winter 2011-2012

PUBLIC ENGAGEMENTS
Discussion // KW Institute for Contemporary Art // Berlin, DE, October 2017
Artist Talk // Modern Fuel Gallery // Kingston, Ontario, October 2016
Panel // Akademie Schloss Solitude // Biographies and the Production of Space // Stuttgart, DE, May 2016
Artist Talk // Zurich University of the Arts // Zurich, CH, May 2016
Artist Talk // Articule Gallery // Silent Citizen //
Montreal, October 2015
Guest Lecture // McGill University // Queer Theory // Montreal, October 2015
Artist Talk // The Campbell House // Memories of the Future // Toronto, October 2015
Panel // American Studies Association Conference // Mapping Violence // Toronto, October 2015
Artist Talk // Gallery 44 // Empire Symbol // Toronto, October 2015
Panel // Odd Objects // STEALTH // Association of American Geographers // Chicago, Apr 2015
Lecture // Joynt & Mitchell // Intersections Speaker Series at the University of Toronto // Feb 2015
Artist Talk // Oncoming Corner // Artist-led Workshop Series // New York, NY, Feb 2015
Panel // Making and Being Made: Visual Representations of Citizenship // College of Art Association Conference // New York, NY, Feb 2015
Panel // Queer Art Practice // Congress Conference // St. Catharines, ON May 2014 
Artist Talk // The Images Festival // Toronto, April 2014 
Panel // Sounding the Border // Thinking/Feeling Conference // Ryerson University, March 2014 
Guest Lecture // Experimental Art Practice // University of Chicago, November 2013 
Panel // Homework II: Long Forms, Short Utopias // Art Gallery of Windsor, Nov 2013 
Guest Lecture // Queering Masculinities: The Break // University of Toronto, June 2013 
CAMP // Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis // University of Amsterdam, April 2013
Guest Lecture // Video for Artists // Ontario College of Art & Design University // Nov 2012
Guest Lecture // Queering Documentary Practices // University of British Columbia, Sept 2012
Artist Talk // (In)Formal Disclossures // Access Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Sept 2012
CAMP // Congress: Film Studies Association of Canada // Wilfrid Laurier University, May 2012

SELECTED TEACHING AND RESEARCH
Teaching Assistant // Urban Geography // University of Toronto // Jan - May 2017
Teaching Assistant // Field Course in Geography: New York City // UofT // Sept 2015 & 2016
Research // National Film Board & University of Toronto// HIGHRISE Project // Aug 2012-September 2014
Teaching Assistant // University of Toronto (Geography) -Global Processes // Sept 2014 - Dec 2014
Teaching Assistant // Ryerson University Film Theory // September 2012-December 2012 
Instructor // The Living Arts Centre: Movie Makers Program // July 2012 - August 2012
Video and Editing Workshop Facilitator // Various Organizations, June 2010 – Present
Board Member & Curator // Pleasure Dome Experimental Film & Video Collective, 2013 - 2015