Livia Alexander

Livia Alexander is a curator, writer, and Chair of the Department of Art and Design at Montclair
State University. Her work is focused on examining the relationship between art infrastructure
and artistic production, urbanity, cultural politics of food and art, and contemporary art from
the Middle East and Southeast Asia. She has curated and produced numerous art and film
programs, exhibitions and events, showcased at the MoMA New York, Tate Modern, Sharjah
Art Foundation, Queens Museum, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Cinematheque Tangier,
and many more. Alexander is co-producer of the research-based interactive documentary,
Jerusalem, We Are Here (Canada/Palestine/Israel, 2016), directed by Dorit Naaman. Her award-
winning scholarly writing has appeared in the Journal of Visual Anthropology, Framework,
MERIP, and as book chapters and catalog essays. She regularly contributes to Hyeprallergic and
Harpers Bazaar Art Arabia and founded the online publication ArteEast Quarterly. She is the
editor of a year-long series commissioned by the online platform
with Residency Unlimited, centered on artist residencies at the nexus of urban placemaking and
social practice.

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