Alex Eisenberg is an artist, curator, facilitator and performer. He works with performance, theatre, video and digital technology. Alex’s latest work includes The Light of Day (2020), a short experimental film made with the artists Anne Bean and Jeanette Iljon and the short film Last Five Songs (2021). In 2019 he collaborated with Liz Rosenfeld on White Sands Crystal Foxes, a film made for the Zeiss Groß Planetarium in Berlin. In 2019 Alex was Associate Programmer at Battersea Arts Centre, London.
Since 2016 Alex has performed in videos and live performances as Gaye Rimmer, the mother of the drag family The Rimmers who host the queer clubnight Buttmitzvah (London/New York). The Rimmer’s short film, Personal Shopping, premiered in late 2019 and is currently screening at film festivals.
Alex worked at the Live Art Development Agency (LADA) between 2012 and 2020 as curator of digital and special projects. He has worked with Tate Modern, the Barbican, Google Arts and Culture, the British Library, and Hull City of Culture as well as many independent artists and organisations.
Alex’s background is in collaborative performance making and he has an MA in Contemporary Performance Practice from Royal Central Speech and Drama. He was a core member of the collectives Present Attempt (2006-12) and Kings of England (2011-2016). He was also the co-founder of Showtime, a platform for performance which ran across three editions between 2010 and 2013.
Since 2017 Alex has been part of the Processwork UK diploma programme training as a group and community facilitator. He is currently running a series of workshops exploring historical and intergenerational trauma.
In 2021 Alex will be a Fellow on the Year Here social innovation programme.
Alex lives and works in London.