Artist Alexis K Johnson works under the title of AKarts to make accomplished participatory art and creative adventures with and for the public. The projects result in fun shared experiences, learning and original art.
Working across film, live arts, dance, installation & visual arts Alexis works often collaboratively in public spaces, attracting profile, attention & a sense of community ownership. She has also produced work for profile venues such as Tate Britain, V&A and the Institute of Contemporary Arts.
Alexis is passionate about making these experiences fun, engaging and participant lead. She consults communities and delivers capacity building to put participants in the centre. Themes are drawn from the vitality and heritage of the community she is working with. Alexis strives to produce accomplished participatory art that communities love and own. Unique relationships are brokered, community cohesion tackled, engagement & local pride won.
She works with local councils, education providers, housing associations, local business, NHS, cultural organisations, voluntary and charity sector to make this happen.
CV & Education
2010 - Blue Train - dance, film & online participatory art piece, supported by HLF & Arts Council, V&A, Pan-London Project
2009 - Passport 2 Pimlico - art intervention, live performance & film, supported by HLF & L&Q, Tate Britain, Hyde Park & local community settings, Pimlico, London
2010 - Prevent MS - participatory art residency, supported by NHS, Barts and the London Hospital, Neurology & Trauma Unit, Tower Hamlets, London
2009 - Islington Block - intergenerational sculpture garden & films (ongoing), supported by Islington Council, Islington Tachbrook Estate & The Zone Youth Club, Islington, London
2005 - Venue Rising - women's digital arts collective, supported by Arts Council, Dana Centre, Science Museum, Kensington & Chelsea, London
2003 - Little Difference - digital dance participatory arts piece, supported by London Arts & Westminster City Council, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Westminster, London
2002 - Mongrel X Report - urban surveillance participatory arts project, supported by Orange & London Arts, Institute of Contemporary Arts & pan-London community venues, Pan-London