Dr. Alexandra McGlip

Born in 1978, Dr. Alexandra (Ali) MacGilp is currently an independent curator and writer based in London. She is interested in film, video, performance and installation practices and archive materials. She enjoys curating multi-media exhibitions with accompanying talk and performance programmes. She has worked with established and emerging artists, both international and UK-based, across a variety of venues in London, as well as in Amsterdam, Hamburg and Kabul. Since 2008, she has also worked as part of curatorial collective, with Cassandra Needham. MacGilp is cofounder and editor of Artvehicle.com, and has contributed to numerous catalogues and magazines.

Ali has written for a variety of publications, including EXIT Express for many years, and is a founder and editor of the website artvehicle.com. She received her BA in English and History of Art from University College London, and has a Masters in History of Art from Birkbeck College, London and in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art, London. Last year she completed her doctorate in History of Art, writing on the development of the Tate collection; this was an AHRC-funded collaborative project between the University of Reading and Tate Britain. She was appointed Curator at Maraya Art Centre from to 2016 where she Customs Made: Quotidian Practices and Everyday Rituals, She co-curated with Laura Metzler “Once Upon A Time: Hadiqat Al Umma”, a solo exhibition by the Iraqi artist Sadik Kwaish Alfraji.