Alexandra Midal

Professeure HES ordinaire

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Free-lance curator and Professor in history and theory in design at HEAD – Geneva, Alexandra Midal combine a curating and research activity in design and visual culture. Former Director of the Regional Founds of Contemporary Art of Haute-Normandie (FRAC), and former assistant of Dan Graham for public commissions, she has curated numerous shows in international museums: MAMC (Saint-Etienne); Musée d’art Moderne (Luxembourg), Musée d’art moderne (Paris), Cité du design (Saint-Etienne), WOLFSONIAN Museum (Miami), ADAM (Luxembourg); Lieu du design (Paris); Artist’s Space (New York); etc. As the Director of the Design Project Room (2011-2014), Alexandra Midal has curated a series of shows: Carlo Mollino; Marguerite Humeau; Auger-Loizeau; El Ultimo Gritto; Didier Faustino; Superstudio, etc. She has published several books: AntidesignDesign, l’AnthologieAtelier van Lieshout, l’économie libidinale; Introduction à l’histoire du design, … and catalogues : Eames & Hollywood; Matali Crasset, Politique-Fiction… as well as essays in international journals and museum catalogues (MoMA, MOCA, MNAM, Mudam, ARC, MAMCO, etc.). Her next book Design by Accident: For a New History of Design is to be published by Sternberg Press (June 2017). She is also the author of a series of films of visual theory such as Hocus Pocus: Twilight in My MindPolitique-FictionVilla Frankenstein ; and Domestic Psycho. The films are touring in museums worldwide.

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