Alexandra Foradas (she/they) is a curator and art historian based in North Adams, MA, and New York, NY. She specializes in modern and contemporary art, with an emphasis on systems of meaning-making, technologies of knowledge transmission, and intersections of visual art and performance.
Foradas is currently Curator at MASS MoCA (North Adams, MA), where she has curated and co-curated exhibitions by artists including EJ Hill (Brake Run Helix 2022, catalogue forthcoming), Jason Moran (Black Stars: Writing in the Dark 2022), Lady Pink (2022, collaborations with Jenny Holzer and ROOTS Teen Center), Taryn Simon (A Cold Hole | Assembled Audience 2018, The Pipes 2021), Jenny Holzer (2017, 2019), Annie Lennox ('Now I Let You Go...', 2019, co-curated with Joseph Thompson), Rachel Howard (Paintings of Violence (Why I am not a mere Christian) 2018, co-curated with Joseph Thompson), Janice Kerbel (Slip 2017), and Gunnar Schonbeck (No Experience Required 2017, co-curated with Mark Stewart), as well as the group exhibitions Like Magic (2023), Deep Water (2022), Kissing through a Curtain (2020; catalogue 2021), "How does your horn sound?" (2020), and Bibliothecaphilia (2015). Other programming includes the MASS MoCA After Hours series (co-producer 2023); Time of Now Festival (participant 2019 + 2022, co-producer 2021); the internal discussion series MASSpeaks (co-organizer 2020–21); the symposium The Machine that Makes the Art?: Interpretation, Collaboration, and Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawings (convener and moderator 2018); and various other public talks and programs. She was also part of the advisory collective for Care Syllabus. Upcoming projects include a solo exhibition of work by Osman Khan (2024) and the first monograph focusing on the work of EJ Hill (For the Birds Trapped in Airports/MASS MoCA, forthcoming).
Foradas has taught at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and Hunter College, and has been a guest lecturer or critic at institutions including the University of Michigan, Temple University, Art OMI, The Wassaic Project, The Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), and the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA), and has juried exhibitions for MASS Art, UMass Amherst, Collarworks, and Thorne Sagendorph Gallery at Keene State, among others. Foradas previously worked at The Arts Club of Chicago and The Art Institute of Chicago. She received an MA from Williams College and a BA from Bowdoin College.