Nadia R. Estrada

MA '23

Nadia R. Estrada

Nadia Ramirez Estrada is a writer, curator, and educator based in Los Angeles, CA. She received her B.A. in Literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz, specializing in modern literary theory and interpretation. She attended Université Lumière Lyon 2, France where she focused her studies on French language and nineteenth-century visual culture. Her curatorial and research interests include the intersections of site, memory, and visual culture, the Mexican diaspora, queer identity formation, and architectural history. As a first-generation, Mexican American Angeleno, she is invested in highlighting underrepresented artists and communities to expand inclusivity in the arts.


In her previous career, Nadia handled business and talent affairs on advertising campaigns for clients such as Apple, Lexus, and The Ritz-Carlton. Most recently, Nadia served as research and permissions assistant for by Alison Knowles: A Retrospective (1960-2022), the first comprehensive exhibition of core female Fluxus member Alison Knowles, at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (2022). She co-curated and produced the For Freedoms exhibition in conjunction with the Center for Justice at UCLA, Another Justice: By Any Medium Necessary, showcasing the art of incarcerated women in California federal prisons, at the Skirball Cultural Center (2022).


Nadia is currently pursuing an M.A. in Curatorial Practices and the Public Sphere at USC Roski School of Art and Design where she also serves as a teaching assistant.




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Nadia R. Estrada
By Alison Knowles: A Retrospective (1960-2022). Published by D.A.P./University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.
"Another Justice: By Any Medium Necessary" installation view, Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles. Photo by Nadia Estrada.