Alex Klein is an agent of the Hillman Photography Initiative and is an artist, writer, and curator working between Los Angeles and Philadelphia, where she is the Dorothy and Stephen R. Weber Program Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania. At ICA she has co-curated the exhibition First Among Equals, and launched the exhibition, publication, and programming initiative Excursus with artists-in-residence Reference Library, East of Borneo, Ooga Booga, and Primary Information.
She previously held positions in the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Roski School of Fine Arts at the University of Southern California, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Alex is the co-founder of the editorial project and publishing imprint Oslo Editions, and is the editor of the critical volume on photography Words Without Pictures (2010). Her work has been exhibited in Los Angeles, New York, and Berlin, and her writing has appeared in Dot Dot Dot, Foam, How Soon is Now? (2012), and The Human Snapshot (2013). She received her MFA from UCLA and her MA in the history of art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London.