The Art Stars of Entre Nous: The dining club has become a networking powerhouse for women of color in the art world.
A born-and-raised New Yorker, Alexandra Giniger is an alumnus of the Studio Museum of Harlem, interning there in 2007 before working as the studio manager for the Kenyan artist Wangechi Mutu. “It was exactly what I wanted to do: be an expert in this artist’s language and be able to support her. As tough as it was to leave Wangechi, I knew that what I was doing with her was what I wanted to accomplish with other artists, so that is when I moved into the gallery scene.” She ended up at Jack Shainman after being a fan for many years. “We work with more artists of color, more black artists, I would think, than any other gallery in New York.”
Spotlight on: Alexandra Giniger
This week in our Spotlight series, we caught up with Alexandra Giniger of Rachel Uffner Gallery on the Lower East Side. Alexandra earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Georgetown University, and has spent her entire career thus far dedicated to the visual arts. We chatted with Alexandra about industry peers she admires, and her favorite way to relax after a hectic day in the gallery.
Art as Resistance: Sadie Barnette Turns Father’s Black Panther FBI File into a Social Narrative
“As events unfolded, it felt more imperative for us to get our message out as a reminder of what the government is capable of, and how we must be motivated to make a change towards justice and equality,” said curator, Alexandra Giniger.
A New York Group Show Surfaces Human Rights Issues through Portraiture
It is to the great credit of the curator Alexandra Giniger... that artworks produced over the course of five decades and across multiple continents so clearly communicate with one another. “Portraiture is intrinsically a preservation of individual humanity,” Giniger explains. It is a political act that takes on added gravity when, as she says, it occurs “amidst societies that would prefer control.”
All Things Art
From changing the status quo, being named as top in their field, radical in the world of art, these next three guests are changing the world of art. Rujeko Hockley, Assistant Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Ashley James, Assistant Curator at the Brooklyn Museum and Alexandra Ginger, Director of Artist Relations at the Jack Shainman Gallery explore and discuss what museums and artists helped mold them and share their thoughts on the future of art for young African Americans.
In Conversation with Alexandra Giniger: A Radical Black Woman in the New York Art World
When I think of the legacy of the current Brooklyn Museum exhibit, 'We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85', and who are the new millennial women of color shaping the art world, women like Alexandra Giniger come to mind.
This New Arts Endeavor Hopes to ‘Change the Way We Engage With Africa’
When art truly intersects with social activism, the slow moving gears of change can be felt. A couple of cogs might just be set in motion tonight at the Gladstone Gallery in Chelsea, with the launch of the AFRICA'SOUT! campaign and a benefit in support of East African LGBTQI rights. To learn a bit more, we spoke with Mutu’s studio manager, Alexandra Giniger, about the campaign she’s been helping to plan.