Andrea Nicolette Gonzales

Andrea Nicolette Gonzales

Andrea Nicolette Gonzalez is an art critic who has been writing about contemporary art, urbanism, and social practice for the past few years. Andrea’s work has appeared in various media such as Hyperallergic, The Huffington Post, and Vice. She is also the curator of the exhibition Feminist Art Now: Los Angeles, which opened at MOCA in September 2017.

She graduated cum laude from Barnard College with degrees in Fine Arts (BFA) and Political Science (BA), and received her MFA from UCLA, where she was awarded the prestigious James Irwin Scholarship for students pursuing careers in art administration or museology.

Andrea is particularly interested in post-internet art, experimental curating, and feminist issues. She has taught courses in Contemporary Art Theory at the School of Visual Arts in New York City through the Museum Studies program. Additionally, she has trained with various arts professionals such as Analia Saban (Director of Licensing and Strategic Partnerships at Google), John Baldacchino (Executive Director of PULSE Contemporary Art Fair, Miami), and Emily Mello (Head Curator for Performance at The Whitney Museum).

As an artist herself, Andrea uses her work to explore concepts of objecthood and materiality through playfulness with form. Her conceptual sculptural works often incorporate everyday materials like paper towels or Styrofoam cups. As a curator, Andrea has programmed exhibitions around the works of artists such as Barbara Hammer, Ann Hirsch, and Jordan Wolfson.

Andrea is currently working towards her Ph.D. dissertation in Social Practice at UCLA’s School of Art and Architecture.