Alex Gibson (b. 1994) is a queer, Barbadian interdisciplinary artist based in Vancouver, BC, working as a guest on the unceded territories of the Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam, and Skwxwu7mesh First Nations. They are interested in exploring transgressive queer identities and sentiments in relation to their Caribbean upbringing.
Through the exploration of gender and identity, Gibson’s practice seeks to reveal new/alternate realities of queer Caribbean potentials and futures. Simultaneously, they use escapism as a means of self preservation. Through the creation of new queer potentials, their work investigates means to decolonize heteropatriarchal Caribbean sexualities, making space for queerness. Most recently their works have been exhibited at Art Toronto 2020; Tomato Mouse, New York; CBC Arts, Canada; Wil Aballe Art Projects, Vancouver.