What cause are you a part of? Artist and activist Alex Seel talks about being a part of something in your 20s. As a cast member on Al Jazeera's Borderland, Seel followed in the footsteps of Mexican migrant workers and attempted to illegally cross the US-Mexico border. From this experience, he's solidified his belief that the border system is unethical.
Alex Seel is a New York-based artist and cast member of Al Jazeera America’s Borderland.
Born and raised in Long Island, Alex Seel became involved in political activism and protests during high school and college.
After studying art in Paris, Seel returned to New York in 2003 to attend the School of Visual Arts, where he received his BFA.
In 2014, Seel was cast as a member of Al Jazeera America’s “Borderland” docu-series. On “Borderland,” 6 Americans are confronted with the realities of illegal immigration by retracing the footsteps of dead migrants who perished in the deserts along the US-Mexican border.
Working in both street photography and installation sculpture, Seel has recently been exploring themes of home and diaspora. He lives and works in New York City.