Alexandra Tálamo

Alexandra Tálamo is a performance artist living on the unceded lands of the Eora Nation in Sydney, Australia. Her work uses choreographically-based performance strategies to explore autobiographical frameworks of postmemory. She is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts (Postgraduate Diploma in Performance Creation 2012) and a current PhD Candidate in Creative Practice at UNSW, where she was also awarded the 2017 University Medal for her BA (Hons) in Theatre and Performance Studies. In 2018 she was awarded the Philip Parsons Prize from The Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies. She’s been a recipient of several major grant programs including the Ian Potter Foundation and Art Start (2013) to develop her practice through international mentorships (UK, CAN, FRA), and was selected for the Australia Council for the Arts’ Cultural Leaders of the Future mentorship program (2011). Her work has been presented at Kaffee Kuchen-Action Art III (Weimar International Performance Art Festival, 2018), Museum of Contemporary Art ARTBAR (2018), Venice International Performance Art Week: Prologue I (2017), Performance Studies international (2016), and Art + Activism month at FCAC (2016). Her PhD research was recently presented at the Queer Art of Feeling conference held at Cambridge University (2019).