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 has exhibited both locally and nationally in recent exhibitions include Tuggeranong Arts Centre (ACT), PhotoAccess (ACT), Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) (WA) and Institute of Modern Art (IMA) (QLD). 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.