Alexandra Topaz is an exhibition designer, curator, and educator from Jerusalem, currently based in London. Her practice is situated at the intersection of spatial design, exhibitions, 3D modelling, and moving image, employing various experimental formats and research methods.
Alexandra's current research explores the period room as a display strategy within museums and architecture's role in generating narratives. She is particularly interested in how architectural tools and methodologies can effectively convey meaningful stories, exploring themes such as memory, home, identity, and place.
Previously, Alexandra worked as an exhibition designer at the Israel Museum Jerusalem, Israel, and served as a visiting lecturer at the Architectural Department of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem. She has also worked independently as a curator and exhibition designer for various exhibitions, including Jerusalem Design Week.
Recent projects include Garden Of Sensory Delights at IRCAM forum 2023, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2023); A Room With A View installation for the LG-Royal College of Art LUMINOUS competition, Old Street Gallery, London (2022); Shema(nis) - what lurks in culture's shadow? audio-visual performance at IKLECTIK ArtLab, London (2022); and the ongoing Boundaries of Existence - Metaverse Art Project Grant, Art Council Korea, London (2023).
Alexandra's study at the RCA is generously supported by the Clore Israel Foundation. She holds a B.Arch (with Honours) from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem (2016).