• Ali Shrago-Spechler is an interdisciplinary artist and curator from Hollywood, Florida. Through painting, performance, and installation, her work explores the tradition and ritual of religion, nationalism, and bureaucracy and the allegiance required to participate. She was the prop and scenic designer for "Jew vs Malta" presented by Meta-Phys Ed at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club in New York City.

    She received her BFA in Painting and Art History from Pratt Institute in 2011 and her Masters of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in 2016.

    Ali currently lives and works in New York City.

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    Photograph by Jenna Petrone ©

  • CV

    Born 1989, Hollywood, FL

    Education
    2016 MFA School of Visual Arts
    2011 BFA Pratt Institute
    2010 Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Fine Arts, Jerusalem, Israel

    Residencies
    2016 Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, Johnson, VT
    2016 Art Kibbutz, Governor’s Island, NY
    2013 Aspirus 05, Art Funkl, Manchester, UK

    Solo Exhibitions & Projects
    2017 “AWNM: Semitic AF” Space Heater Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
    2016 “AWNM Does Amerikuh” Magick City, Brooklyn, NY
    2016 “Min’s Mitzvah Mash” Private Home, Hollywood, FL
    2015 “A Whole New Megillah (AWNM)” / Project Parlor, Brooklyn, NY
    2012 “New Tribe in Altneuland” BLA Pop-up, Miami, FL
    2011 “Brooklyn Shtetl” Hadas Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

    Select Group Exhibitions
    2017 “Biennial” Hollywood Art and Culture Center, Hollywood, FL
    2016 “Dumping Trump...” Elephant Room Gallery, Chicago, IL
    2016 "Opening" Space Heater Gallery, Bushwick, NY
    2016 "RE:Produce" Bailey Contemporary Arts, Pompano Beach, FL
    2016 "Popular Culture Is Where The Pedagogy" The Hole, NY
    2015 “So Hot Right Now" SVA Chelsea Gallery, NY
    2015 "Thanks In Advance!" The Box, FAT Village, Fort Lauderdale, FL
    2014 "Naughty By Nature" 1310 Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL
    2014 "In Bituin" Girls Club, Fort Lauderdale, FL
    2013 "Global Projects" Broadway Gallery, NY
    2012 "Salutations" the Projects, FAT Village, Fort Lauderdale, FL
    2011 "His/story" Purvis Young Gallery, Miami, FL
    2011 "Yo Brooklynites!" Hadas Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
    2011 "Ubiquitous Literary Magazine" Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

    Select Curatorial Projects
    2017 "God Bless Deli 2" Space Heater Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
    2017 "ATM Cigarettes Flowers Lottery" Wayfarers, Brooklyn, NY
    2015 "Me, U, and the Robot..." SVA Flatiron Gallery, New York, NY
    2015 "So Hot Right Now" SVA Chelsea Gallery, New York, NY

    Publications
    2017 "Where to Celebrate Purim" Time Out New York Magazine
    2016 “Interview with Ali Shrago-Spechler” Artists of New York
    2016 "Artist Ali Shrago-Spechler" Baphash Podcast Interview
    2016 "Another Story" Baphash Literary & Arts Quarterly
    2016 “...Exhibition Explores the Politics of Pop Culture” Creator's Project
    2012 "Featured Artist" Irreversible Magazine: Art Basel Ed. Miami, FL
    2011 “Brooklyn Shtetl” The Forward
    2011 “Grandson of Overtown art icon...” Miami Herald
    2011 “The Art of Brew Fundraiser benefits Davie Museum" Sun Sentinel

    Awards & Collections
    2017 Naomi Anolic Emerging Artist Award
    2014 Girls Club Permanent Collection, Fort Lauderdale, FL
    2012 Hadas Gallery Permanent Collection, Brooklyn, NYC
    2008 Pratt Institute 4D Design Scholarship
    2007 Pratt Institute Presidential Scholarship