Elena Gross

Elena Gross (she/they) is the Director of Exhibitions and Curatorial Affairs at Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco and an independent writer and culture critic living in Oakland, California. She specializes in representations of identity in fine art, photography, and popular media. Her research has been centered around conceptual and material abstractions of the body in the work of Black modern and contemporary artists.


Remembering the Queer Literary Conferences of the 1990s

Between 1990 and 1999, eight national OutWrite conferences convened, first in San Francisco, then in Boston, gathering gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer literary luminaries for a weekend celebrating literary culture. Initially, OUT/LOOK, the glossy national gay and lesbian magazine that published from 1988 until 1992, organized these gatherings of writers, editors, readers, and activists; […]

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