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Alexandra Moore

Selected Publications: 

 “Reading and Witnessing Cage by Jade Montserrat and Webb-Ellis.” Art Journal  81, no. 2 (July 2022): 100-109.


Moore, Alexandra and Nelson, Rachel. “Barring Freedom: Art, Abolition, and the Museum in Pandemic Times,” Journal of Curatorial Studies 11, no. 1 (April, 2022): 52-71

"All le moto a ces droits: Notes on Hervé Youmbi’s Translation of the Déclaration Universelle des Droits de l’Homme (DUDH)", Refract: An Open Access Visual Studies Journal, no. 2 (2019): 213-25.

"Arts and Politics of African Urban Space: An Annotated Syllabus." Africa Today 65, no. 4 (2019): 181-97.

"The Book Lovers: Artist Novels of David Maroto, Julia Weist, and Jill Magid," The Paris Review Daily, 2013

"Wildcats and Meadowlarks: Creating in LA," The Paris Review Daily, 2012

Selected Presentations: 

"Otobong Nkanga Sings to the Stones," part of Earthen Poetics, an event organized alongside Levester William's exhibition Dreaming of a Beyond: Philadelphia, Center for Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Online, 2021

“Conversations on Cage: Reading & Witnessing Jade Montserrat’s Performance,” College Art Association Conference, Online, 2021

“Sons and Daughters of the Soil: Pan-African Politics in the Installations of Dineo Seshee Bopape.” College Art Association Conference, Chicago, 2020

Guest Lecture, "Pan-African Imaginaries," HAVC 10: Introduction to African Visual Culture, University of California, Santa Cruz, November 2019.

"Dig, Cut, Measure: Unspectacular Violence in Otobong Nkanga's In Pursuit of Bling." Violentia: Representing Bodies and Violence, AHVA Graduate Symposium, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, March 2019.

"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, Kapwani 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: 

2018 Curatorial Fellowship, Institute of the Arts and Sciences

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