Alaina Claire Feldman is a curator, writer and Director of the Mishkin Gallery at the City University of New York (CUNY). Her research focuses on the relationship between identity and globalization, specifically the relationship between geography, the oceanic, and representation. She curated The Aesthetics of Learning; The Work: An Exhibition in Two Chapters by Lise Soskolne; Minerva Cuevas: Disidencia; and Lamin Fofana: BLUES, at the Mishkin Gallery. Previously, she was the Director of Exhibitions at Independent Curators International (ICI) where she curated the international traveling exhibition The Ocean After Nature and edited and contributed to the subsequent catalogue.
Alaina’s writing has been published in numerous magazines, anthologies and catalogues. She has taught at CUNY, The University of Porto, Center for Feminist Pedagogy, and ICI’s Curatorial Intensive and was the 2017 Annual Beckwith Lecturer at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts Tufts, Boston. Alaina also serves on the International Advisory Board of Casa São Roque–Centro de Arte, Portugal.