Alexandra Hughes has achieved exhibitions and projects internationally, including No Trace Without Resistance – Celebrating Sally Madge, Star and Shadow Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne (2021), Havedrømme, DetVoksende Værksted, Aarhus, Denmark (2021), Bridging The Distance, Four Corners Gallery, London (2021), Sticky Together, Jakob Kroon Galeri, Worthing (2019), Artists in the Field, Royal Geographical Society, London (2019), Liquid Land, Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge (2018), Materiality, Gymnasium Gallery, Berwick upon Tweed (2017), Polyspace, The NewBridge Project, Newcastle upon Tyne (2016), ROTOR, The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester (2010), freshfacedandwildeyed09, The Photographers’ Gallery, London (2009).
Hughes curated cross-disciplinary exhibition and performative symposium Assembly, Baltic 39, Newcastle upon Tyne (2018).
Hughes recently delivered a talk and workshop within The Feminist School of Painting, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (2022). Past public talks include, Talking Photography: Reality Check, Birkbeck University, London (2017), Practicing the Anthropocene, Scottish National Galleries, Modern One, Edinburgh (2016), Artist in Conversation with Karen McQuaid (Curator,The Photographers’ Gallery), Siobhan Davies Studio, London (2010).
Alongside her practice, Hughes is a lecturer and academic. Hughes received PhD at Northumbria University (2019); her practice-based research titled, Wilding Photographs: Exploring the Turbulent and Affective Qualities of the Material Phenomenon of Photography. Hughes completed her MFA at The Slade School of Fine Art (2008).