Curator Talk: Play it Again

MCASB Associate Curator Alexandra Terry examines the idea of repetition as rehearsal and homage of source materials and direct references in the work of Cecily Brown in the context of contemporary art practices.

Alexandra Terry is Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB), where she is responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing exhibitions.

From 2008 to 2015 she was curator at the MOP Foundation, a London-based non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting Iranian contemporary art on a broad platform outside of Iran. At the MOP Foundation she curated annual exhibitions in the UK and UAE, managed yearly residency and scholarship programs for emerging artists, organized an ongoing series of panel discussions and lectures, and nurtured emerging artists selected from the MOP Contemporary Art Prize.

As an independent curator with a focus on emerging artists, Terry has curated exhibitions in the US and the UK, in addition to contributing to contemporary art publications. In 2009 Terry co-founded P.A.S.T. Projects, an art library and archive housed in The Woodmill artists’ studio and exhibition space in Bermondsey, London. From 2010-2014 she was an active member of the GANDT artists’ collective, which used art writing as a starting point for a variety of curatorial, publishing, and performative projects.

Terry holds a BA from the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO and a MFA in Curating from Goldsmiths, University of London, London, UK.

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