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Alex Callender

Alex Callender works in drawing, painting, and installation to trace and remap historical materials as a means to explore with both criticality and care, how we might disentangle the interwoven relations of race, gender, and capitalism. Drawing largely from archival sources my work engages with mythic and residual forms of coloniality to think about ways that we orient ourselves to the past. Using different visual modes of annotation, hybrid narratives, and speculative storytelling, she recontextualizes static (or seemingly fixed) renderings of history to consider their relationship to social forces like scale, time, and memory. Callender has had recent solo exhibitions at Northeastern University (MA), NYU Gallatin Galleries (NY), the Rubber Factory (NY), Michigan State University, and a public work project at UMass Amherst. Often following a research-based process, she has held residencies with the The Schomburg Center in New York, MacDowell Colony, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The Drawing Center’s Open Session program, the Art in Embassies Program, Santa Fe Art Institute, The Vermont Studio Center, Urban Glass,  Alice Yard in Trinidad, and DRAWinternational and The BAU Institute in France. Raised in New York City, Callender now lives in western Massachusetts and is an Assistant Professor of Art at Smith College.

solo exhibitions

Alex Callender, All Her Loves and All Her Disappointments
09.10 – 10.31.2021

group exhibitions

Ideal Acre
01.28. – 03.04.2023

circular ruins
09.30 – 10.30.2022


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