Bard Faculty

Alex Kitnick

Brant Foundation Fellow in Contemporary Arts; faculty, Center for Curatorial Studies

Academic Program Affiliation(s): Art History, Center for Curatorial Studies, Experimental Humanities


B.A., Wesleyan University; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University. Additional studies in the Whitney Independent Study Program and Getty Research Institute, where he was a postdoctoral fellow. He is also a recipient of a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, and Whiting, Hyde, and Helena Rubinstein fellowships. Author of The Brutalism of Life and Art (forthcoming); editor (with introduction) of John McHale’s The Expendable Reader: Essays on Art, Architecture, Media, and Design; and chapter contributor to After Taste: Expanded Practice in Interior Design, Clip/Stand/Fold: The Radical Architecture of Little Magazines, 196X–197X; and Pop Art: Contemporary Perspectives. Additional publications include articles and reviews in Art Journal, Artforum, Kaleidoscope, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, and others. Exhibitions curated include Paperwork: A Brief History of Artists’ Scrapbooks and Massage, at the Andrew Roth Gallery, New York; Frottage, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York; and Andy Warhol: Electric Chair, at Princeton University Art Museum. Has previously served as lecturer or instructor at Otis College of Art and Design; Elon University; University of California, Los Angeles; Vassar College; and School of Visual Arts. At Bard since 2013.


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