Bambitchell is the artistic collaboration between Sharlene Bamboat and Alexis Mitchell. Working collaboratively since 2009, their research-based practice takes form in performance, video and installation. They often work with national archives, state documents, and historical narratives to rigorously, yet playfully disrupt systems and codes of power. Their work has been exhibited at festivals and galleries such as Gallery TPW (Toronto), Berlinale International Film Festival (Berlin), Articule Gallery (Montreal) and the BFI Film Festival (London). Their work is included in a number of artistic publications such as Canadian Art, C Magazine, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and is featured in the edited collection “Contemporary Citizenship, Art, and Visual Culture”. The duo were artists-in-residence at Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany (2016-2017) and at The MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire, USA (Spring, 2018).
As part of a production support residency at the Darling Foundry, Bambitchell works on their upcoming film installation, ‘Bugs & Beasts Before the Law’ which will be presented as a solo exhibition at Mercer Union, a centre for contemporary art (Toronto) in September 2019, and at The Henry Art Gallery (Seattle) in 2020.