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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 and African colonial archives.

Selected Presentations: 

"Art is Art: Dialogue and Dissent in Justine Gaga and Beate Engl’s Echo.” ACASA Triennial, University of Ghana, Accra, August 2017.

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.

Teaching Interests: 

Contemporary Global Art
Art & Politics of African Cities
Postcolonial & Feminist Theory

Honors and Awards: 

2017 Public Humanities Graduate Student Instructor

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

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

2015, 2016, 2017 Department Travel Grant

2015, 2017 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