Alexandra Martens Serrano ~ Keywords: Interface, Infinite Configuration, Wor(l)dings, Hybridity, Techno-ecology, Poetry, Saberes Ancestrales, New Materialism, Opacity, Wor(l)d Play, Chola, Chula, Material Code, Dragged Ways of Knowledge
Alexandra Martens Serrano (SV/NL) is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher currently based in Amsterdam. She holds a BA Fine Arts from The Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague (2014) and an MA Art Praxis at the Dutch Art Institute (2022). Her practice explores the ways in which branches of knowledge production and the narratives they generate in relation to identity are configured, mediated, and transmitted. Taking shape in non-linear associative constellations through installations composed of various elements ranging from sculptures to drawings, video, text, and sound. Her research converges the development of techno-ecologies, which reverberate shadow discourses of magic realism, with intersectional ways of reconfiguring, ‘dubbing’, and entangling the world, amplifying and echoing ways of understanding otherwise.
Her research methodology focuses on a cross cultural approach but also an intergenerational and transdisciplinary discourse by using and blending various techniques, diverse materials, and digital softwares. She engages the beyond-human identities and assemblages of objects and images within her practice reflecting on how material and cultural artifacts embody meaning beyond their materiality within larger frameworks of linguistics, metaphysics, biopolitics, and history. Serving as hybrid gestures of decentralized cognition, she cultivates her work as vessels of alternative methods of communicating and perceiving in which various worlds collide.
Learn more about Alexandra Martens Serrano's 20 minute performance Navigational Strategies for a Horizonless Datum for UNDERSTORY CHANT ~ DAI's Aeroponic Acts, August 2021 in Arnhem.
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