About

Alex Gibson (b. 1994) is a queer Barbadian artist who currently lives and works in Vancouver, BC, as a guest on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. He has a Bachelor of Media Arts with a major in animation from Emily Carr University of Art + Design, and works in animation, drawing, and painting. His practice explores queer themes and sentiment in relation to his Caribbean background by examining issues around sexuality, identity, diaspora, loss, and anxiety.

By exploring gender and identity, Alex’s practice seeks to reveal new/alternate realities of queer Caribbean potentials, while simultaneously using escapism as a means of self preservation. Through the creation of new potentials, he is interested in investigating means to decolonize heteronormative Caribbean sexuality to make space for queerness.