Area(s) of ExpertisePublic Art, environment, Art in Public Space, Contemporary Art, digital culture, Architecture
Ala Roushan is a Persian/Canadian curator and Associate Professor at OCAD University. Ala’s research is focused on the polemics of artificial environments, contemporary digital culture, and the public realm. Most recently she was the co-curator/director of SUGAR, a curatorial platform exploring new trajectories for public art informed by site. At SUGAR, Ala curated projects such as a solo exhibition and lecture marathon with artist collective Slavs & Tatars and co-published the book ShapeShift: Sugar, Oil, Gold. Previously she was active as a founder and co-curator of Flip Project Space in Napoli, Italy. Ala’s research began during her master’s degree in Advance Architectural Design at the Städelschule, Germany. Currently she is engaged in developing BREATHLESS, an exhibition and publication on the paradoxes of air, atmosphere, and the breath, presented in partnership with The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery.