Dr Alexandra Ross is Lecturer in Contemporary Art and Curation at the University of Glasgow, convenor of the M.Litt in Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art), a jointly run masters with The Glasgow School of Art. She is on the advisory faculty of the Transart Institute, New York and is Chair of ATLAS Arts, Skye. From 2015 to 2017 she was Postdoctoral Research Fellow with Centre for Curating the Archive, the University of Cape Town. Ross has an ongoing collaborative relationship with Gayle Meikle, in the form the iterative project ‘A Polyphonic Essay on…’, which has to date been presented at the Transart Triennial in Berlin, Baltic in Newcastle, and as part of NEoN festival and the ELIA Academy in Brussels.
Her practice explores the notion of critical conviviality as a vital and rich space that sits at the nexus of critical debate and hospitable generosity. She completed a practice-led PhD in the field of curatorial practice exploring the scope and efficacy of conversation-as-method within curatorship and the capturing of its history.
She has also worked in a variety of organisations including, IZIKO, South African National Gallery (Cape Town), Manifesta 7 (Bolzano), Bonhams Auctioneers (Edinburgh), and the Fruitmarket Gallery (Edinburgh), Impact International Printmaking Conference and the Print Festival Scotland.