Alex Ungprateeb Flynn

researcher and curator based in Los Angeles. Working collaboratively with activists, curators, and artists, Alex investigates the prefigurative potential of art in community contexts to theorize the production of knowledge, notions of utopia, and social and aesthetic dimensions of form. Having worked with the Landless Workers’ Movement (MST) since 2007 in Brazil, and more recently in Mexico and Argentina with the cartonera publishing phenomenon, Alex’s work has increasingly focused on the intersection of ethnographic and curatorial modes of inquiry, resulting in the exhibitions Concrete Mirror (2017) at EHESS, Paris, Releituras (2018-2019) with Beatriz Lemos at the Casa do Povo, São Paulo, and the Residência Artística Cambridge program (2016-2017), an artistic residency based within a downtown São Paulo occupied building. The author of various articles in academic journals, Alex is also the author of the award winning book ‘Taking Form, Making Worlds’ with Lucy Bell and Patrick O’Hare published by University of Texas Press. Alex is currently Assistant Professor and Vice Chair at the Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance, University of California, Los Angeles.

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