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Alex Nicholls



Alex Nicholls is a PhD student in art history, theory, and criticism at UCSD. Her research interests are centered on the lineage of American contemporary art, with an attention to issues of gender and identity as they coincide with materiality and methodology. Her dissertation research will focus on the work of Mike Kelley. Alex received her BA in art history from UCLA in 2016. She has held positions at various museums and institutions, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City, and the Hammer Museum, where she assisted in the organization of the first North American retrospective of artist and activist, Jimmie Durham. Previously, she was curatorial assistant at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, where she organized the first solo Los Angeles museum presentation of Oakland-based artist, Sadie Barnette.

Photo of Alex Nicholls looking at a sculpture by Mike Kelley