Alexandra Munroe

  • Alexandra Munroe, photo by David Heald

Alexandra Munroe, Ph.D. is a curator, scholar and author of art, culture and institutional global strategy. She is the Samsung Senior Curator of Asian Art and Senior Advisor, Global Arts at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation where she has led the Guggenheim's Asian Art Initiative since its inception in 2006 and serves on the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Curatorial Working Group. She has worked on over 40 exhibitions and is a stalwart figure in establishing international critical acclaim for artists such as Cai Guo Qiang, Daido Moriyama, Yayoi Kusama, Lee Ufan, Mu Xin, and Yoko Ono, among others. Munroe is recognised for bringing historic, avant-garde movements such as Gutai, Mono-ha, Japanese otaku culture, and Korean Tanseakwa to international attention. Her project Japanese Art after 1945: Scream Against the Sky (1994) is known for initiating the field of post-war Japanese art history in the US from 1998–2005. Munroe was Vice President of Japan Society, New York, and Director of its museum where she presented innovative shows of pre-modern art. In collaboration with Phillip Tinari and Hou Hanru, she is currently working on a major show, entitled Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World, which will open at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in the fall of 2017.

Alexandra Munroe was the curator of Abu Dhabi Art 2016 GatewayGu Dexin