Alexandra Badzak

Director and Chief Executive Officer, Ottawa Art Gallery
Portrait of Alexandra Badzak

Alexandra Badzak (B.F.A./ M. Ed) has been the Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) for over ten years where she has led the charge on the OAG Expansion project, one of the most important cultural infrastructure projects in Ottawa for a generation which opened in 2018. Expanding the gallery significantly (physical space, staffing, programming, development and marketing), she also helped to profile the importance of Ottawa’s cultural scene by creating a new, progressive space for the arts and situating it on the vanguard of evolving contemporary conversations .


Alexandra is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Ottawa and the President of the Canadian Art Museum Directors Organization (CAMDO). She is also a member of the International Women’s Forum and the Association of Art Museum Directors.

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