Astria Suparak

Oakland, CA

Astria Suparak is an independent curator and artist based in Oakland, CA. She has curated exhibitions, screenings, performances, discussions, and live music events for art institutions and festivals across ten countries, including The Liverpool Biennial, Museo Rufino Tamayo, MoMA PS1, Eyebeam, The Kitchen, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, and Expo Chicago, as well as for unconventional spaces such as roller-skating rinks, ferry boats, sports bars, and rock clubs. 

Suparak’s cross-disciplinary projects often address urgent political issues and have been widely acclaimed for their high level concepts made accessible through a popular culture lens. Her curatorial practice has explored science, political and community activism, sports, and feminisms and gender, among other topics. Her current research interests include linguistics, food histories, diasporas, and sci-fi.

Suparak was the director and curator of Carnegie Mellon's Miller Gallery; The Warehouse, Syracuse University's first contemporary art gallery; and the Pratt Institute Film Series.