Alexandra C M Ross recently completed a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at the Centre for Curating the Archive, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town. She read an honours law degree, followed by a Masters in Museum and Gallery Studies, a Master of Fine Art and a PhD in Curatorial Practice.
In 2014, she was Curatorial Fellow with ATLAS Arts, on the Isle of Skye. In 2015, she was a tutor at the Vessel/ MADA International Curatorial Retreat, Bari, Italy and writer in residence at Skaftfell, Centre for Visual Art, Seydisfjordur, Iceland.
Her experience spans working in museums, art collections and archives, academia, biennials, the auction house, the art studio and art presses. Originally from Scotland, she has worked internationally for almost a decade with a particular focus on the UK, Italian and South African art scenes.
A curious epicure, the space for exchanging food and the ecology of consumption runs through her work, with her role in events often taking that of a symposiarch. Her research approach is and interdisciplinary, infused with an emphasis on the creation of a space in which critical conviviality can take place. By that it is meant, attention to and appreciation of the unique space afforded by bringing people together to listen and exchange, and in which a change in perspective and approach can be a possible outcome by virtue of an hospitable and reciprocal methodology.