Alex Strada

Alex Strada is a multimedia artist and educator based in New York City. Through film/video, installation, sound and orality, performance, and public art, her socially engaged projects explore collectivity, critical legal studies, and political transformation. Transdisciplinary collaboration is at the core of her practice. Since 2022, she has served as the inaugural Public Artist in Residence with the New York City Department of Homeless Services and the Department of Cultural Affairs, where she is working on a new collaborative public art commission while developing art programming in shelters throughout the city and mutual aid initiatives that serve people experiencing homelessness. Recent exhibitions include the Queens Museum, NYC; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; Aldrich Contemporary Museum of Art, CT; Times Square Arts, NYC; and Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, Italy. Strada has received awards and grants from the Graham Foundation, Artadia, NYFA, NYSCA, Rema Hort Mann Foundation, and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and she has been an artist-in-residence at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Center, Socrates Sculpture Park, Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, and the Wexner Center for the Arts. Her work has been featured in The New YorkerBOMBNew York Times, and on NPR/WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show. Strada holds an M.F.A. in Visual Arts from Columbia University and is a studio alumnus of the Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Program. Beginning in fall 2024, she will be the Civic Engagement Fellow at the Pratt Institute.

The LES Studio Program is supported in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.