After completing a B.A.(Hnrs) in book design at the Norwich School of Art in the UK, Alexine Chanel(F) moved to Budapest where she began her artistic production. She has held exhibitions all over Europe and North Africa.
Chanel has lived and worked in Berlin since 2004. In 2011, she founded ACE (Artist Collector Exchange), a platform promoting the exchange of critique, ideas, and work between artists and the “other side” of the art world (i.e.: collectors, curators, art historians etc).
She is currently enrolled in the Master’s Program of Public Art, “Space Strategies” at the Weissensee School of Art in Berlin.
Chanel works with photography, video, performance, installation, collage, book narration, and sculpture. The media is typically dictated by the nature of each project. What links the artist’s different forms of expression is a vibrant mania for collecting, describing, categorising, and documenting various structures, emotions, systems, and memories. An overarching theme of Chanel’s work could be described as the relationship between societal structures and the individual – from a very personal and psychological viewpoint.