Alicia Mersy

Connecting to the divine amid the stress of New York City

“For me, this is what American beauty is.”

Montreal-born new media artist Alicia Mersy works in digital images, video, and photography, often dealing with her French-Lebanese heritage and the Middle East. She and fellow-artist Tabita Rezaire founded Malaxa, an “art office” that creates documentary, fashion and digital projects that address political resistance and issues of colonialism, championing immigrants and asylum seekers.

Her work has been exhibited at the Institute for Contemporary Art London, the Tel Aviv Museum, and Zurich’s Migros Museum. After studying political science and Arab studies, Mersy earned an MFA from Central St. Martins in London.