Bare Opera welcomes the internationally-respected artist Alexandra Posen as Art Director for our début production of Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortilèges. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Alex as our Art Director,” according to Bare Opera General Director Min Lew. “One of the challenges of partnering with visual artists is that they sometimes don’t understand the intricacies of theater. We’re really lucky that Alex is not only an incredible artist, but also has a lot of experience in and an in-depth knowledge of theater."
Alex’s work has been exhibited at Performance Space 122, Lynch Tham Gallery, NYCAMS/Site 95, Temp Space, Gertrude Salon, The Watermill Center, The Curator Gallery, and Kipton Chronkite’s @60”, and was recently included in Robert Miller’s Young Collector Studio Tour. She is a co-founder of the fashion label Zac Posen, where she was Creative Director from 2001 to 2010. A native of New York, Alexandra is a graduate of Brown University and the École International de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq.
Alex notes, “My work articulates a deep fascination with animism, spirit, and the poetry of presence. Using mediums such as beeswax, chiffon, alabaster, video and performance, I explore the corporeality and living nature of material objects, and their potential for transformation.” Bare Opera is thrilled to have Alex join our team, and we are thrilled to share her distinctive and extraordinary approach to L’Enfant et les Sortilèges with you.