Alexis Hogan is an emerging artist and curator of settler and Indigenous heritage (Irish, Quebecois, and Anishinaabe). She holds a BFA in Visual Arts (2015) from Emily Carr University of Art and Design with a focus in printmaking and critical, cultural theory. In October of 2015, Alexis was awarded a BC Arts Council Early Career Development Grant to support a year-long curatorial research project with Open Space with guidance from Aboriginal Curator in Residence, France Trépanier and Guest Curator Doug Jarvis. During her time in residence at Open Space Alexis continues to further her abilities in critical art writing and curatorial practices and artist-run-culture. Most significantly, however, she is working on an interactive, indexical archive of Indigenous and non-Indigenous resistance to the Canadian colonial project through art, culture and theory, titled Inhabiting Inheritance, among other projects.
With an artistic practice that is an investigation of resource extraction and its infrastructures, and ecosystems impacted by invasive species Alexis tactically employs guerrilla art, conceptual smuggling and collaborative experiences in BC’s remote wilderness in order to develop strategic interventions and a visual vocabulary about dissent and empire. Her current bodies of work explore overarching themes which Alexis has titled, A Landscape of Colonial Inheritance, and i stihl haven’t found what i’m looking for, both of which attempt to confront the complexities inherent within environmental abuse and settler colonial occupation of unceded and occupied First Nations territories in what is known as British Columbia.