Alex Dolores Salerno (b. 1994, unceded Nacotchtank and Piscataway land colonially known as Washington D.C.) is an interdisciplinary artist based in unceded Lenapehoking colonially known as Brooklyn, NY. Informed by queer-crip experience, community, and culture, they work to critique standards of productivity, normativity, 24/7 society, and the commodification of our lives in order to make space for having needs. Salerno received their MFA in Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design and their BS in Studio Art from Skidmore College. They have exhibited at MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst (Frankfurt), Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo de Castellón (Castellón), Real Art Ways (Hartford, CT), ARGOS centre for audiovisual arts (Brussels), The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, The 8th Floor, the Ford Foundation Gallery (New York, NY), among others. They have been awarded a Wynn Newhouse Award (2022) and an Art Matters Foundation Artist2Artist Fellowship (2023). Recent publications include Panorama: Journal of the Association of Historians of American Art and Art in America. Salerno has been an artist in residence at Art Beyond Sight’s Art & Disability Residency (2019-2020), the Artist Studios Program at the Museum of Arts and Design (2021), the Visual Artist AIRspace Residency at Abrons Arts Center (2022-2023), and the BRIClab: Contemporary Art Residency Program at BRIC (2023-2024).