Alexandra C Moore

Contemporary art, social practice and collaborative art, postcolonial theory, African urban space and visual culture.
Research Interests: 

My areas of study include contemporary art, postcolonial theory, museology, and digital humanities. I am particularly interested in politically engaged, social practice, and/or collaborative art in the context of Central/West Africa and research based practices that investigate European colonial archives.

Selected Presentations: 

Guest lecture, "Material Memory: Colonial histories in the work of Sammy Baloji, Kipwani Kiwanga, and Steve McQueen." French 195: A Season in the Congo, University of San Francisco, April 2017.

Guest lecture, "Re-marking History: The Belgian Congo in Contemporary Art." French 195: A Season in the Congo, University of San Francisco, October 2016.

"Beyond Captions: Building a Digital Exhibit in Scalar." Digital Exhibit Building Symposium, UCSC, September 2016.

"Reading Nature, Observing Science: Material Practices in the Lick Observatory Archives and Kenneth S. Norris Papers." Poster presentation at the Graduate Research Symposium, UCSC, April 2016.

Honors and Awards: 

2016 NEH Summer Scholar, "Arts of Survival in African Cities"

2016 Graduate Division Dean's Award, Graduate Student Research Symposium

2015, 2016 Porter Travel Grant

2015 Dean's Excellence Award

2014-2015 HAVC Department Fellowship

2009-2010 Maguire Intercollegiate Teaching Fellowship

Education and Training: 
BA Wesleyan University, Honors
MFA Claremont Graduate University