International Visitor Programme : April - May 2013

Alex Klein

Artist, Writer and Curator

Photo: William Hidalgo

Alex Klein is an artist, writer and curator working between Los Angeles, CA, USA, and Philadelphia, PA, USA, where she is the Dorothy and Stephen R. Weber (CHE'60) Program Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at the University of Pennsylvania, PA. At ICA she co-curated the exhibition 'First Among Equals', and launched the four-part exhibition, publication and programming initiative 'Excursus', with Reference Library, East of Borneo, Ooga Booga and Primary Information. In autumn 2014 she will curate the first major monographic survey of artist Barbara Kasten. Klein is the co-founder of the editorial project and publishing imprint Oslo Editions, which organised and published the lecture series 'CONTRA MUNDUM I-VII' (2010), and is the editor of the critical volume on photography Words Without Pictures (LACMA / Aperture, 2010). Other recent publications include To Be Blunt in How Soon is Now? (Luma Foundation, 2012) and Humanist Correspondence in The Human Snapshot (Sternberg Press, 2013).