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My work uses the sonic arts to confront entrenched ideologies and beliefs.

Incorporating sound, composed music, moving image, sculpture, writing and performance, I create immersive experiences which are designed to challenge perceptions and stimulate empathy for the counterargument.

I am interested in Gesamtkunstwerk, or ‘total artworks’ which encompass all the senses.

My approach is informed by my background in corporate materials innovation; and experiences of growing up in Belfast followed by working and travelling worldwide, often in remote and challenging environments. Exploring the intersection between culture, arts, technology and science, I believe that the creative process is universal regardless of domain – that the most innovative artists have interests in science and vice versa.

Alexandra Bell, Soundmask
Alexandra Bell, Ambisonic Recording
Alexandra Bell, Binaural recording


Most Promising International Artist, Universities of Central Asia Film Festival, 2023
Chairman’s Medal, The Glasgow School of Art 2023
Shortlisted for the Create Award, HearSay International Audio Festival, 2021
Contemporary Art Practice Prize, Leith School of Art, 2020

Selected Expeditions

80°North, Arctic Yacht Expedition
Transatlantic Yacht Race Crew
Kalahari Desert 300-mile Walking Race
Okavango Delta 300-mile Canoe Trek
Trans Asia Silk Route 4000-mile Overland Drive
Cross-Andes Climbing Expedition -Bolivia, Peru, Chile

Selected Exhibitions

VAS Centenary, Royal Scottish Academy Edinburgh, 2024
Nomad: A Living Land, Universities of Central Asia International Film Festival, Naryn, Kyrgyzstan, 2023
Old Contemporaries, Generator Projects, Dundee, 2023
POST, Glasgow School of Art Summer Show, 2023
Degree Show, Glasgow School of Art, 2023
Forthline Project, Royal Botanical Gardens, Edinburgh, 2022
Treasure Hunt for the Imagination, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021, 2022
Contemporary Art Practice Show, WASPS Patriothall Galleries, 2021
Radiophrenia Festival, 87.9FM, 2021
Dawn: Soundthought, Online, 2021
FLOW, Visual Arts Scotland Online, 2021


B.Des. (First Class Hons.) Sound for the Moving Image, The Glasgow School of Art
Contemporary Art Practice, Leith School of Art
Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Metals & Mining
M.Sc. Polymer Engineering, University of Loughborough
B.Sc. (Hons) Materials Science & Engineering, University of Manchester
Violin Performance, Royal Northern College of Music
LTCM Performance, ATCM Theory, Trinity Laban College of Music

Alexandra Bell, China/Pakistan border
Alexandra Bell, Botswana
Alexandra Bell, Transatlantic
Alexandra Bell, Taklamakan Desert
Alexandra Bell, Transatlantic
Alexandra Bell, Okavango delta
Alexandra Bell, Arctic