photo by Jessie Young

Alexis Wilkinson

Alexis Wilkinson is a curator working across dance, performance, and visual art. Recent curatorial projects include Xandra Ibarra: Forever Sidepiece, Knockdown Center (2019), Extremely absorbent and increasingly hollow, Cuchifritos Gallery, NY (2018), Chloë Bass: The Book of Everyday Instruction, Knockdown Center, NY (2018), A Collection of Slow Events at The Luminary, MO (2017), In Practice: Material Deviance at SculptureCenter, NY (2017), and Matter to Whom? at the Judd Foundation, NY (2015). She has also organized exhibitions and performances for Abrons Art Center, A.I.R. Gallery, and NADA NY.

Wilkinson is the Director of Exhibitions and Live Art at Knockdown Center in Queens, NY, where she organizes interdisciplinary exhibitions, performances, and events. She was a 2017 - 2018 AIRspace curator-in-residence at Abrons Art Center, New York and the 2017 Curatorial Fellow at SculptureCenter, New York. Wilkinson has held research, administrative, and curatorial support roles at the New Museum, New York and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Wilkinson holds an MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College and a BA in Cultural Studies, Dance, and Art History from the University of California, Los Angeles.