Alexandra Chang is Associate Professor of Practice with the Art History program at the Department of Arts, Culture and Media and affiliated with the Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience. Chang works on the topics of EcoArt and Global Asias Art at RU-N, where she gathers the monthly EcoArt Salonsat the Paul Robeson Galleries at Express Newark and is a part of the campus-wide Eco Working Group. She organizes the Climate Working Group, a creative gathering of more than 50 members that bridges Science, Humanities and Arts researchers, scholars, artists, practitioners, and institutions for short and long term collaborations considering climate, data, policy, power, and the history of globalization. She also serves as Vice Chair on the Communications Committee of the Environmental and Climate Network of the Alliance of American Museums.
Chang is the director of the Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange (GAX)and the Virtual Asian American Art Museumwith A/P/A Institute at NYU. She is Co-Founding Editor of Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas(ADVA)with publisher Brill (Leiden) and institutional partners, the Asia/Pacific/American Institute at New York University and the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art at Concordia University. She is Co-Founder of the College Art Association’s affiliated society the Diasporic Asian Art Network(DAAN). She received the New Leadership Award from ArtTable in 2019.
She served on the curatorial committee of What is Feminist Art? (2019-20, Smithsonian Archives of American Art, National Portrait Gallery) and curated exhibitions including CYJO/Mixed(2019, co-curator with artist, NYU Kimmel Windows); Ming Fay:Beyond Nature(2019 Sapar Contemporary); Zarina: Dark Roads(2017-18, co-curator with artist, A/P/A Institute, NYU), (ex)CHANGE: History Place Presence (2018, Asian Arts Initiative); Circles and Circuits: Chinese Caribbean Art (2017-2018, lead curator, Getty PST II: LA/LA, Chinese American Museum and California African American Museum);Portals of Possibility(2017, Smithsonian APAC Culture Lab); 2012+ (2009, co-curator, The Drop: Urban Art Infill special exhibition); Urban Archives: Happy Together— Asian and Asian American Art from the Permanent Collection(2010, Bronx Museum of the Arts);Art, Archives and Activism: Martin Wong’s Downtown Crossings(2009, lead curator, A/P/A Institute, NYU). She also co-curated numerous exhibitions co-founder of the Dream So Much artist collective.
She was the managing editor of Art Asia Pacificand features editor of amNewYorkand has written numerous essays for artist monographs and exhibition catalogues. She is the author of Envisioning Diaspora: Asian American Visual Arts Collectives (Timezone 8, 2018) and editor of Circles and Circuits: Chinese Caribbean Art (Duke UP, 2018).