Projects Alexandra Juhasz has curated, programmed, or worked on collectively with others.
VHS Activism Archive
The VHS Collection held here, 184 items strong, first sat on my office shelves, commencing in the 1980s in NYC, moving to Philadelphia in the 1990s, to Claremont CA from 1995-2016, and then back to NYC, growing in number and interests over the years. In that final return, I wondered what to do with all those tapes, now in a format that was nearly impossible to use, as well as becoming every more fragile. For twenty or so years, I had used these workhorses to teach and for my research in queer feminist media praxis, with core attention to AIDS, feminism, experimental and activist media, anti-racism, queer, lesbian, gay and trans media, and documentary. The collection looks like me, these areas of activism and culture over those years, and also like my extended community of fellow teachers, scholars, artists, and activists from around 1980-2000 when VHS stopped being a well-supported medium for production, collection, or exhibition.
A series of essays highlighting the stories of “long COVID” survivors and community efforts to use the lessons learned from other viruses to provide care for patients during the early months of the outbreak.
Long COVID: We Are Here!
Relational Space Gallery online exhibit. A fearless exploration into the long-haul experience.
What happens when we center HIV history around Black women’s experience and contributions to AIDS Activism?
Metanoia: Transformation through AIDS Archives
Curated by What Would an HIV AIDS Doula Do? (collective members, Katherine Cheairs, Alexandra Juhasz, Theodore Kerr, Jawanza Williams), Metanoia: Transformation through AIDS Archives is an archival examination of community-based responses to the ongoing AIDS crisis in the USA.
With Alisa Lebow. An online, community based manifesto. Not everything should be molded into a story. There are many ways to shape a documentary.
Community members interested in discussing questions, concerns and best practices about the use, preservation, digitization, and research of VHS collections currently held by organizations, scholars, artists, and activists.
Fake News Poetry Workshops
Conversation, contemplation, community, and art about participants’ shared interpretations of the connections between social media, verification, and lived truth.
Online digital media literacy primer generating principles for each of the first 100 deceptive days of the current administration.
Collaborations in Feminism and Technology
Visual AIDS Video Program, Day (With) Out Art, 2016.
A monthly film series pertaining to the Borough. 2018-2019 features documentaries by CUNY faculty.
Art show exploring the AIDS crisis through art and ephemera evidencing daily experiences & practices.
WATERMELON WOMAN @ 20
Organized six national curators who mounted a series of related video programs and art shows.
DOIN’ IT IN PUBLIC
Feminism and Art at the Women’s Building, 2012.
Repurposing Social Media Spaces.