Alex Strada (she/her/hers) is a multimedia artist and educator based in Brooklyn, New York. Through film/video, installation, sound and orality, performance, and public art, her socially-engaged artworks explore collectivity, critical legal studies, and political transformation. Her projects often involve transdisciplinary collaboration with scholars, activists, organizations, artists, and students. Currently, Strada serves as the inaugural Public Artist-in-Residence with the New York City Department of Homeless Services and the Department of Cultural Affairs.
Her work has been shown at the Queens Museum, NY; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Fransisco; The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, CT; Times Square Arts, NY; Anthology Film Archives, NY; UnionDocs, NY; Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NY; Socrates Sculpture Park, NY; Museum of Moving Image, NY; Goethe-Institut, NY; Centro Fotografico Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Mexico; Listasafn Árnesinga Museum, Iceland; and MuseumsQuartier, Vienna. Strada’s projects have been featured in the New Yorker, BOMB, New York Times, Artsy, Vice, Montez Press Radio, New York Magazine, and WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show. Her work has been supported through artist residencies at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Queens Museum, and Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center and through grants/fellowships from the Graham Foundation, Artadia, NYFA, NYSCA, Rema Hort Mann Foundation, and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. Strada is a 2023-2024 Workspace Artist-in-Residence with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
Strada holds an M.F.A. in Visual Arts from Columbia University (2016) and is a studio alumnus of the Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Program (2018-19). She has taught at RISD, The Cooper Union, Fordham University, Columbia University, and in K-12 public schools throughout NYC with Studio in a School. She is an Assistant Professor of Art at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University.