Alex McGovern is a Brisbane based artist working primarily across performance and object based media. Their work is concerned with a personal exploration of a queer, non-binary transgender identity. Alex attempts to document ideas of ‘finding’ their body, its relation, visibility and occupancy in private and public spaces, social structures and systems. This includes the mutability of embodied selfhood that lies at the heart of trans and queer modes of life. Through a considered approach to play (with failure an inherent feature) and the whimsical, McGovern attempts to translate the elusive in an effort to represent a deeply authentic aspect of individual self.
WORK WITH METRO ARTS //
2016 ARI in Residence / FAKE estate