Ali Shrago-Spechler is an interdisciplinary artist and educator from Hollywood, Florida. Her work explores the malleability of history, imagined community and the landscape of memory. She makes paintings, sculptures, installations and interactive events to create a familiar and strange space for her audience. Her hybrid actions employ a reflective nostalgia; exploring the comedy and violence of Jewish histories and cultures while encouraging viewers to question the source and effect of memory.
Ali received a Fulbright Grant (‘20-‘21) to research the German Remembrance Culture through the framework of the Thingspiele theatrical and political movement, positing that it was born of German-Jewish cultural collaboration. She is also the recipient of the Naomi Anolic Emerging Artist Award (2017) and has participated in residencies with ProjectArt in Crown Heights Library, Mass MoCA, Trestle Art Space and Vermont Studio Center.