Person with long hair tied up in a pony tail, wearing a black long sleeve shirt. In the background there is a concrete wall with dripping strips of paint.
Alexandra Bachmayer is a Montréal/Tiohtià:ke-based artist and researcher exploring hybrid materialities through her digital, textile, and bioart practice. Whether developing haptic performance garments or textile dyes from pigment-producing bacteria, her work is largely focused on empathy, playfulness, and the deep ecology of the materials.  She worked at XS Labs and matralab, contributing to the fields of electronic textiles and music performance through the body:suit:score project and is the costume designer for Petrikor Danse’s Habitat, fusing soft electronics, bioplastics, and contortion dance. Her work has been presented at the Visual Voice Gallery, HCII 2019, and the Centre Pompidou. She is currently the technician for the Speculative Life BioLab at Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture, and Technology at Concordia University.

Critical Practices in
Materials and Materiality