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Alexandra Lerman is a New York based artist whose work uses copyrighted and patented systems to explore the complexities of contemporary body language and issues of intellectual property through terracotta sculpture, drawing and performance. Lerman's individual and collaborative projects have been shown at SculptureCenter, Tina Kim gallery, Where, Storefront for Art and Architecture, Anthology Film Archives, Austrian Cultural Forum, Artists Space, Whitney Museum, New Museum, Queens Museum in New York and MUSAC in Spain. Alexandra took part in LMCC Workspace Program in New York; Banff Centre's "01 The Retreat: A Position of DOCUMENTA (13)" in Alberta, Canada and is participating in Open Sessions at the Drawing Center, New York.  She holds an MFA from Columbia University, 2012 and a BFA from the Cooper Union School of Art, 2004.

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Education
2012 MFA, Columbia University School of the Art, New York
2004 BFA, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York

Residencies
2015 The Art & Law Program, in collaboration with Fordham Law School, New York
2014-2016 Open Sessions, The Drawing Center, New York
2012-2013 LMCC Workspace Residency Program, New York
2012 The Banff Centre Visual Arts Program: 01 The Retreat: A Position of
dOCUMENTA (13) Banff Research in Culture 2012, Banff, Alberta, Canada

Awards
2010 Columbia University School of the Arts Scholarship, Andrew Fisher Fellowship
2000 Cooper Union School of the Arts Scholarship
1999 The Mark Rothko Scholarship in Memory of Gustave Harrow for Excellence in Art

Selected Exhibitions

2017
Open Studios Industry City
Brooklyn, NY

Lucky Draw Annual Benefit,
SculptureCenter, Queens, NY

Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016
Screening Program Dreams and Nightmares
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
Organized by Chrissie Iles

2016
MDF Blog
Planthouse Gallery
Organized by Grayson Cox and Brad Ewing

Codes for Conduct
NURTUREart
Curated by Lindsey Berfond and Jocelyn Edens

2015
Open Sessions 6
The Drawing Center, NY
Organized by Nova Benway and Lisa Sigal

An Argument for Difference
Tiger Strikes Asteroid, NY
Curated by Yin Ho and Shama Khanna

Name It by Trying to Name It: Open Sessions 2014-15
Drawing Center, NY
Organized by Nova Benway and Lisa Sigal 

In Practice: Under Foundations

Sculpture Center, NY
Curated by Jess Wilcox

Irregular Rendition
Exhibition organized in conjunction with The Legal Medium. New Encounters of Law and Art
conference at the Yale Law School
Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT
Curated by Lucy Hunter

Drawing in Context/Field
Queens Museum, New York
Organized by Onyedika Chuke

2014
Immediate Release (Solo show)
Tina Kim Gallery
Organised by Ceren Erdem

It Narratives
Franklin Street Works, Stamford, CT
Curated by Brian Droitcour and Zanna Gilbert

2013
Groundstroke (solo project)
Malraux's Place, New York

Where 1
Where, 1397 Myrtle Ave, Suite 4, New York
Curated by R.Lyon and Lucy Hunter

2012
Columbia University MFA Thesis Show
Fisher Landau Center For Art
Curated by Fionn Meade

Crosstime Stories: Global Subjectivities After 1989
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery
Curated by Ceren Erdem

2011
Strategies for Public Occupation
Storefront for Art and Architecture, NY, USA
Curated by Eva Franch i Gilabert

Neither Lie Nor Confession
Court Square Gallery, New York
Curated by Lisa Williams, Ceren Erdem, Jamie Schwartz

Columbia University School of the Arts First-Year MFA Exhibition
Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, New York
Curated by Anna Craycroft

2009
Postcards from Central Asia in exhibition Kyong Park. The New Silk Roads
MUSAC - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain
Curated by Octavio Zaya

2006
When Artists Say We
Artists Space, New York, NY, USA
Curated by Andrea Geyer

Her Family and Other Animals (solo show)
Janos Gat Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Bibliography
Catalogues
Where 1, catalogue edited by R. Lyon, Lucy Hunter with essays by Brian Arthur and Carlos Castellanos (downloadable PDF)
Superposition: Observing Realities, 2013
It's the Political Economy, Stupid. The Global Financial Crisis in Art and Theory, edited by Gregory Sholette, Oliver Ressler, 2013
Crosstime Stories calalogue by Ceren Erdem, 2012
Columbia University MFA Thesis Show, catalogue by Fionn Meade, 2012
Press
Shift Journal,
On Curating “Irregular Rendition:” ExhibitionMaking as Public Address, Lucy Hunter, November 2015
Artforum,
Barely Legal by Colby Chamberlain, March 4, 2015
Brooklyn Rail,
 In Practice: Under Foundations by Simone Krug, March 5, 2015
Hyperallergic, Some Where's Rainbow: Pink Floyd and Dorothy Land in Bushwick by Billie Neith, December 14, 2013
Art in America, It's the Political Economy, Stupid by David Markus, March 28, 2012
Blouin. Artinfo. The Enigmatic Debut of "Where 1″ in Brooklyn, October 24, 2013
Artforum, Weekend Report by Domenick Ammirat, December 24, 2011