Aleksandra Gajowy

Guest Speaker

Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art, School of Art History and Cultural Policy, University College Dublin

Areas of Expertise

Aleksandra Gajowy's research focuses on art history and queer and postcolonial studies, particularly in Polish and Eastern European contexts, as well as transnational histories of activism and protest in Europe and the US. She is currently working on a book project on modern and contemporary lesbian art from Poland, investigating lesbian art practices at intersections with spirituality and folklore, nationhood and citizenship, as well as intergenerational and transhistorical lesbian affinities. She is also editing a special issue of The Journal of Lesbian Studies, "Towards Central and Eastern European Lesbian Studies." Originally from Warsaw, Aleksandra completed her PhD at Newcastle University and later taught at the University of Edinburgh. Previous museum work includes curatorial, collections, and research roles at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, York Art Gallery, Fibak Art Gallery (Warsaw) and the Museum of Modern Art (Łódź).