Alexis Blake

Alexis Blake


Studio: Lab 111
Arie Biemondstraat 109-2.03
1054 PD Amsterdam, NL
info@alexis-blake.com
Conditions of an Ideal, 2015-
Performance
Dancers: Vanessa Abreu, Nandi BheBhe, Ruby Embley, Tanja Erhart, Eleni Papaioannou, Kezia Pollendine, Ellen van Schuylenburch
Musicians: LuisaGerstein, Sarah Jones, Lani Rocillo
Producer: Zara Truss Giles
Performed in the Parthenon Gallery of the British Museum, 2016
Co-commisioned by Block Universe and Delfina Foundation
Supported by the Mondriaan Fonds and Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Photography: Arron Leppard
Conditions of an Ideal, 2015-
Performance
Dancers: Vanessa Abreu, Nandi BheBhe, Ruby Embley, Tanja Erhart, Eleni Papaioannou, Kezia Pollendine, Ellen van Schuylenburch
Musicians: LuisaGerstein, Sarah Jones, Lani Rocillo
Producer: Zara Truss Giles
Performed in the Parthenon Gallery of the British Museum, 2016
Co-commisioned by Block Universe and Delfina Foundation
Supported by the Mondriaan Fonds and Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Photography: Arron Leppard
Conditions of an Ideal, 2015-
Performance
Dancers: Vanessa Abreu, Nandi BheBhe, Ruby Embley, Tanja Erhart, Eleni Papaioannou, Kezia Pollendine, Ellen van Schuylenburch
Musicians: LuisaGerstein, Sarah Jones, Lani Rocillo
Producer: Zara Truss Giles
Performed in the Parthenon Gallery of the British Museum, 2016
Co-commisioned by Block Universe and Delfina Foundation
Supported by the Mondriaan Fonds and Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Photography: Arron Leppard
Conditions of an Ideal, 2015-
Performance
Dancers: Vanessa Abreu, Nandi BheBhe, Ruby Embley, Tanja Erhart, Eleni Papaioannou, Kezia Pollendine, Ellen van Schuylenburch
Musicians: LuisaGerstein, Sarah Jones, Lani Rocillo
Producer: Zara Truss Giles
Performed in the Parthenon Gallery of the British Museum, 2016
Co-commisioned by Block Universe and Delfina Foundation
Supported by the Mondriaan Fonds and Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Photography: Arron Leppard
Conditions of an Ideal, 2015-
Performance
Dancers: Vanessa Abreu, Nandi BheBhe, Ruby Embley, Tanja Erhart, Eleni Papaioannou, Kezia Pollendine, Ellen van Schuylenburch
Musicians: LuisaGerstein, Sarah Jones, Lani Rocillo
Producer: Zara Truss Giles
Performed in the Parthenon Gallery of the British Museum, 2016
Co-commisioned by Block Universe and Delfina Foundation
Supported by the Mondriaan Fonds and Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Photography: Arron Leppard
Conditions of an Ideal, 2015-
Performance
Dancers: Vanessa Abreu, Nandi BheBhe, Ruby Embley, Tanja Erhart, Eleni Papaioannou, Kezia Pollendine, Ellen van Schuylenburch
Musicians: LuisaGerstein, Sarah Jones, Lani Rocillo
Producer: Zara Truss Giles
Performed in the Parthenon Gallery of the British Museum, 2016
Co-commisioned by Block Universe and Delfina Foundation
Supported by the Mondriaan Fonds and Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Photography: Arron Leppard
Allegory of the Painted Woman, 2012-2015
Performance
Dancers: Marika Meoli, Revé Terborg
Musicians: Rita Mendes, Heleen Oomen, Daniel Sánchez Marcos, Gerd Wensink
Performed in the Rijksmuseum, 2015 Part of ArtTable Nederland symposium, [Hard Talk on] Soft Power
Curator: Nina Folkersma
Producer: Bonnie Dumanaw Photography: Ran Biran
Allegory of the Painted Woman, 2012-2015
Performance
Dancers: Marika Meoli, Revé Terborg
Musicians: Rita Mendes, Heleen Oomen, Daniel Sánchez Marcos, Gerd Wensink
Performed in the Rijksmuseum, 2015 Part of ArtTable Nederland symposium, [Hard Talk on] Soft Power
Curator: Nina Folkersma
Producer: Bonnie Dumanaw Photography: Ran Biran
Allegory of the Painted Woman, 2012-2015
Performance
Dancers: Marika Meoli, Revé Terborg
Musicians: Rita Mendes, Heleen Oomen, Daniel Sánchez Marcos, Gerd Wensink
Performed in the Rijksmuseum, 2015 Part of ArtTable Nederland symposium, [Hard Talk on] Soft Power
Curator: Nina Folkersma
Producer: Bonnie Dumanaw Photography: Ran Biran
Allegory of the Painted Woman, 2012-2015
Performance
Dancers: Marika Meoli, Revé Terborg
Musicians: Rita Mendes, Heleen Oomen, Daniel Sánchez Marcos, Gerd Wensink
Performed in the Rijksmuseum, 2015 Part of ArtTable Nederland symposium, [Hard Talk on] Soft Power
Curator: Nina Folkersma
Producer: Bonnie Dumanaw Photography: Ran Biran
We Will Not Be Moved, 2016
Performance
Performers: Mar Amie, Valerie Claroni, Noura Faouzi, Francesca Lastella, Marika Meoli, Laura Pante, Carolina Ramirez, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Maru Rivas, Carolina Valencia
Conceived in Milan, Italy during a workshop at ViaFarini and then shown for the event, Stage as a Social Platform for the Milan XXI Triennale, 2016. The work was shown on Alberto Burri’s Teatro Continuo in Parco Sempione.
Curated by: Simone Frangi, Tommaso Sacchi, Gabi Scardi
Curatorial assistant: Giovanna Manzotti Photography: Giulia Ferrando + Paolo Saachi
We Will Not Be Moved, 2016
Performance
Performers: Mar Amie, Valerie Claroni, Noura Faouzi, Francesca Lastella, Marika Meoli, Laura Pante, Carolina Ramirez, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Maru Rivas, Carolina Valencia
Conceived in Milan, Italy during a workshop at ViaFarini and then shown for the event, Stage as a Social Platform for the Milan XXI Triennale, 2016. The work was shown on Alberto Burri’s Teatro Continuo in Parco Sempione.
Curated by: Simone Frangi, Tommaso Sacchi, Gabi Scardi
Curatorial assistant: Giovanna Manzotti Photography: Giulia Ferrando + Paolo Saachi
We Will Not Be Moved, 2016
Performance
Performers: Mar Amie, Valerie Claroni, Noura Faouzi, Francesca Lastella, Marika Meoli, Laura Pante, Carolina Ramirez, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Maru Rivas, Carolina Valencia
Conceived in Milan, Italy during a workshop at ViaFarini and then shown for the event, Stage as a Social Platform for the Milan XXI Triennale, 2016. The work was shown on Alberto Burri’s Teatro Continuo in Parco Sempione.
Curated by: Simone Frangi, Tommaso Sacchi, Gabi Scardi
Curatorial assistant: Giovanna Manzotti Photography: Giulia Ferrando + Paolo Saachi
We Will Not Be Moved, 2016
Performance
Performers: Mar Amie, Valerie Claroni, Noura Faouzi, Francesca Lastella, Marika Meoli, Laura Pante, Carolina Ramirez, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Maru Rivas, Carolina Valencia
Conceived in Milan, Italy during a workshop at ViaFarini and then shown for the event, Stage as a Social Platform for the Milan XXI Triennale, 2016. The work was shown on Alberto Burri’s Teatro Continuo in Parco Sempione.
Curated by: Simone Frangi, Tommaso Sacchi, Gabi Scardi
Curatorial assistant: Giovanna Manzotti Photography: Giulia Ferrando + Paolo Saachi
We Will Not Be Moved, 2016
Workshop
Viafarini – Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, Italy
Participants: Mar Amie, Valerie Claroni, Noura Faouzi, Francesca Lastella, Marika Meoli, Laura Pante, Carolina Ramirez, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Maru Rivas, Carolina Valencia
Curated by: Simone Frangi, Tommaso Sacchi, Gabi Scardi
Curatorial assistant: Giovanna Manzotti Photography: Giulia Ferrando
We Will Not Be Moved, 2016
Workshop
Viafarini – Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, Italy
Participants: Mar Amie, Valerie Claroni, Noura Faouzi, Francesca Lastella, Marika Meoli, Laura Pante, Carolina Ramirez, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Maru Rivas, Carolina Valencia
Curated by: Simone Frangi, Tommaso Sacchi, Gabi Scardi
Curatorial assistant: Giovanna Manzotti Photography: Giulia Ferrando
We Will Not Be Moved, 2016
Workshop
Viafarini – Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, Italy
Participants: Mar Amie, Valerie Claroni, Noura Faouzi, Francesca Lastella, Marika Meoli, Laura Pante, Carolina Ramirez, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Maru Rivas, Carolina Valencia
Curated by: Simone Frangi, Tommaso Sacchi, Gabi Scardi
Curatorial assistant: Giovanna Manzotti Photography: Giulia Ferrando
We Will Not Be Moved, 2016
Workshop
Viafarini – Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, Italy
Participants: Mar Amie, Valerie Claroni, Noura Faouzi, Francesca Lastella, Marika Meoli, Laura Pante, Carolina Ramirez, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Maru Rivas, Carolina Valencia
Curated by: Simone Frangi, Tommaso Sacchi, Gabi Scardi
Curatorial assistant: Giovanna Manzotti Photography: Giulia Ferrando
Allegory of the Painted Woman, 2012-2015
Performance
Performers: Truus Bronkhorst and Marika Meoli
Musicians: Vasileios Mantoudis, Anais Pasanau Miró, Germaine Sijstermans, Robert Visser
Van Eyck, Maastricht, NL
Allegory of the Painted Woman, 2012-2015
Performance
Performers: Truus Bronkhorst and Marika Meoli
Musicians: Vasileios Mantoudis, Anais Pasanau Miró, Germaine Sijstermans, Robert Visser
Van Eyck, Maastricht, NL
Allegory of the Painted Woman, 2012-2015
Performance
Performers: Truus Bronkhorst and Marika Meoli
Musicians: Vasileios Mantoudis, Anais Pasanau Miró, Germaine Sijstermans, Robert Visser
Van Eyck, Maastricht, NL
Allegory of the Painted Woman, 2012-2015
Performance
Performers: Truus Bronkhorst and Marika Meoli
Musicians: Vasileios Mantoudis, Anais Pasanau Miró, Germaine Sijstermans, Robert Visser
Van Eyck, Maastricht, NL
Allegory of the Painted Woman, 2012-2015
Performance
Performers: Truus Bronkhorst and Marika Meoli
Musicians: Vasileios Mantoudis, Anais Pasanau Miró, Germaine Sijstermans, Robert Visser
Van Eyck, Maastricht, NL
Allegory of the Painted Woman, 2012-2015
Sound score of performance
Originally created for the organ in collaboration with Kirstin Gramlich and later translated for
the euphonium, tuba and clarinet with the assistance of the musicians: Vasileios Mantoudis,
Anais Pasanau Miró, Germaine Sijstermans, Robert Visser
Van Eyck, Maastricht, NL
Allegory of the Painted Woman, 2012-2015
Motif Notation
Main sequence of Allegory of the Painted Woman, translated into Motif notation
by Valerie Farrant and Dr. Ann Hutchinson Guest of the Language of Dance Center (LODC)
London, UK
Allegory of the Painted Woman, 2012
Video Installation
Video – 09:36, looped; three channels projected separately
Nude models from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma, Rome, IT Images courtesy of Tegenboschvanvreden Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
Allegory of the Painted Woman, 2012
Video Installation
Video – 09:36, looped; three channels projected separately
Nude models from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma, Rome, IT Images courtesy of Tegenboschvanvreden Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
Allegory of the Painted Woman, 2012
Video Installation
Video – 09:36, looped; three channels projected separately
Nude models from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma, Rome, IT Images courtesy of Tegenboschvanvreden Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
Allegory of the Painted Woman, 2012
Video Installation
Video – 09:36, looped; three channels projected separately
Nude models from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma, Rome, IT Images courtesy of Tegenboschvanvreden Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
(clockwise) Hermaphrodite, Artemisia, Maddalena, Teresa, 2015
Silkscreen and embossing diptychs, paper, 60 x 96 cm each
Cut-outs of the notations of the poses in Allegory of the Painted Woman were thrown down
and scattered on the silkscreen before it was exposed and on the press before it was embossed. Images courtesy of Tegenboschvanvreden Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
(clockwise) Diana, Porcia, Venus, 2015
Silkscreen and embossing diptychs, paper, 60 x 96 cm each
Cut-outs of the notations of the poses in Allegory of the Painted Woman were thrown down
and scattered on the silkscreen before it was exposed and on the press before it was embossed. Images courtesy of Tegenboschvanvreden Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
Choreography in Steel, 2014-2015
Photography, Text, Printed Matter, Performance Presentation/Auction
Collaboration with Yeb Wiersma
A collaborative project with Yeb Wiersma interfacing the studio oeuvre and archive of former dancer and sculptor Margot Zanstra-van Wilgenburg. Part of a group exhibition ‘Ghost Dwellings’ curated by Julia Geerlings. Supported by: The heirs of De Drie Heuvelen and Stichting Niemeyer.
Amsterdam, NL Graphics: Dongyoung Lee, Soundscapes: Job Worms, Photography: Lonneke van der Palen + Yeb Wiersma + Alexis Blake
Choreography in Steel, 2014-2015
Photography, Text, Printed Matter, Performance Presentation/Auction
Collaboration with Yeb Wiersma
A collaborative project with Yeb Wiersma interfacing the studio oeuvre and archive of former dancer and sculptor Margot Zanstra-van Wilgenburg. Part of a group exhibition ‘Ghost Dwellings’ curated by Julia Geerlings. Supported by: The heirs of De Drie Heuvelen and Stichting Niemeyer.
Amsterdam, NL Graphics: Dongyoung Lee, Soundscapes: Job Worms, Photography: Lonneke van der Palen + Yeb Wiersma + Alexis Blake
Choreography in Steel, 2014-2015
Photography, Text, Printed Matter, Performance Presentation/Auction
Collaboration with Yeb Wiersma
A collaborative project with Yeb Wiersma interfacing the studio oeuvre and archive of former dancer and sculptor Margot Zanstra-van Wilgenburg. Part of a group exhibition ‘Ghost Dwellings’ curated by Julia Geerlings. Supported by: The heirs of De Drie Heuvelen and Stichting Niemeyer.
Amsterdam, NL Graphics: Dongyoung Lee, Soundscapes: Job Worms, Photography: Lonneke van der Palen + Yeb Wiersma + Alexis Blake
Choreography in Steel, 2014-2015
Photography, Text, Printed Matter, Performance Presentation/Auction
Collaboration with Yeb Wiersma
A collaborative project with Yeb Wiersma interfacing the studio oeuvre and archive of former dancer and sculptor Margot Zanstra-van Wilgenburg. Part of a group exhibition ‘Ghost Dwellings’ curated by Julia Geerlings. Supported by: The heirs of De Drie Heuvelen and Stichting Niemeyer.
Amsterdam, NL Graphics: Dongyoung Lee, Soundscapes: Job Worms, Photography: Lonneke van der Palen + Yeb Wiersma + Alexis Blake
Choreography in Steel, 2014-2015
Photography, Text, Printed Matter, Performance Presentation/Auction
Collaboration with Yeb Wiersma
A collaborative project with Yeb Wiersma interfacing the studio oeuvre and archive of former dancer and sculptor Margot Zanstra-van Wilgenburg. Part of a group exhibition ‘Ghost Dwellings’ curated by Julia Geerlings. Supported by: The heirs of De Drie Heuvelen and Stichting Niemeyer.
Amsterdam, NL Graphics: Dongyoung Lee, Soundscapes: Job Worms, Photography: Lonneke van der Palen + Yeb Wiersma + Alexis Blake
Studio 2.7, 2015
Sculptural props (made from: foam, wood, steel, aluminium, copper and elastic string)
and a ‘handling’ activated by a performer at the beginning and end of each day of the Jan van Eyck Open Studios
Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL
Studio 2.7, 2015
Sculptural props (made from: foam, wood, steel, aluminium, copper and elastic string)
and a ‘handling’ activated by a performer at the beginning and end of each day of the Jan van Eyck Open Studios
Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL
Studio 2.7, 2015
Sculptural props (made from: foam, wood, steel, aluminium, copper and elastic string)
and a ‘handling’ activated by a performer at the beginning and end of each day of the Jan van Eyck Open Studios
Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL
How to Handle an Object, 2014
Performance
Performers: Anna Bak, Alexis Blake, Ilke Gers, Miriam Hartwig, Martin La Roche and Sanne Vaassen
Van Eyck, Maastricht Photography: Matylda Krzykowski
How to Handle an Object, 2014
Performance
Performers: Anna Bak, Alexis Blake, Ilke Gers, Miriam Hartwig, Martin La Roche and Sanne Vaassen
Van Eyck, Maastricht Photography: Matylda Krzykowski
How to Handle an Object, 2014
Performance
Performers: Anna Bak, Alexis Blake, Ilke Gers, Miriam Hartwig, Martin La Roche and Sanne Vaassen
Van Eyck, Maastricht Photography: Matylda Krzykowski
How to Handle an Object, 2014
Performance
Performers: Anna Bak, Alexis Blake, Ilke Gers, Miriam Hartwig, Martin La Roche and Sanne Vaassen
Van Eyck, Maastricht Photography: Matylda Krzykowski
How to Handle an Object, 2014
Performance
Performers: Anna Bak, Alexis Blake, Ilke Gers, Miriam Hartwig, Martin La Roche and Sanne Vaassen
Van Eyck, Maastricht Photography: Matylda Krzykowski
How to Handle an Object, 2014
Performance
Performers: Anna Bak, Alexis Blake, Ilke Gers, Miriam Hartwig, Martin La Roche and Sanne Vaassen
Van Eyck, Maastricht Photography: Matylda Krzykowski
How to Handle an Object, 2014
Silkscreen posters, wooden module system and 'handlings'
20 residents and staff members of Jan van Eyck Academie, NL
Van Eyck, Maastricht Photography : Romy Finke
How to Handle an Object, 2014
Silkscreen posters, wooden module system and 'handlings'
20 residents and staff members of Jan van Eyck Academie, NL
Van Eyck, Maastricht Photography : Romy Finke
How to Handle a Wall, 2014
‘Handling’, wooden module system 
Van Eyck, Maastricht Photography: Matylda Krzykowski
How to Handle a Wall, 2014
‘Handling’, wooden module system 
Van Eyck, Maastricht Photography: Matylda Krzykowski
How to Handle a Wall, 2014
‘Handling’, wooden module system 
Van Eyck, Maastricht Photography: Matylda Krzykowski
How to Handle a Wall, 2014
‘Handling’, wooden module system 
Van Eyck, Maastricht Photography: Matylda Krzykowski
How to Handle a Wall, 2014
‘Handling’, wooden module system 
Van Eyck, Maastricht Photography: Matylda Krzykowski
Conditions of an Ideal, 2015
Work-in-Progress
Phase One – Performance
Winner of the CROSS International Performance Award, Italy
Performers: Eleonora Pelle, Celeste Rossi, Carolina and Giorgia Ragazzoni
Translator: Sara Vilardo
CROSS International Performance Award, Verbania, Italy Photography: Samantha Klein
Conditions of an Ideal, 2015
Work-in-Progress
Phase One – Performance
Winner of the CROSS International Performance Award, Italy
Performers: Eleonora Pelle, Celeste Rossi, Carolina and Giorgia Ragazzoni
Translator: Sara Vilardo
CROSS International Performance Award, Verbania, Italy Photography: Samantha Klein
Conditions of an Ideal, 2015
Work-in-Progress
Phase One – Performance
Winner of the CROSS International Performance Award, Italy
Performers: Eleonora Pelle, Celeste Rossi, Carolina and Giorgia Ragazzoni
Translator: Sara Vilardo
CROSS International Performance Award Verbania, Italy Photography: Danilo Donadio
Ruysdaelkade 117, Ruysdaelkade 119
Wood, acrylic paint, and booklet
Commissioned by Sir Albert Hotel
Sir Albert Hotel, Amsterdam, NL Photography: Romy Finke
Ruysdaelkade 117, Ruysdaelkade 119
Wood, acrylic paint, and booklet
Commissioned by Sir Albert Hotel
Sir Albert Hotel, Amsterdam, NL Photography: Romy Finke
Ruysdaelkade 117, Ruysdaelkade 119
Wood, acrylic paint, and booklet
Commissioned by Sir Albert Hotel
Sir Albert Hotel, Amsterdam, NL Photography: Romy Finke
Ruysdaelkade 117, Ruysdaelkade 119
Wood, acrylic paint, and booklet
Commissioned by Sir Albert Hotel
Sir Albert Hotel, Amsterdam, NL Photography: Romy Finke
Allegory of the Painted Woman, 2012-2014
Photographs
Model: Stephanie Lama
Amsterdam, NL
Allegory of the Painted Woman, 2012-2014
Photographs
Model: Stephanie Lama
Amsterdam, NL
Allegory of the Painted Woman, 2012-2014
Photographs
Model: Stephanie Lama
Amsterdam, NL