Lecturer in RISD Glass Department

Posted by Ian on Jul 25, 2018 in news

This Fall, I will be joining the Rhode Island School of Design as a Lecturer in the Glass Department. I will be teaching the Critical Issues seminar, exploring the theme of “The Politics and Pragmatics of Making Art.” Thank you to the students and faculty of RISD Glass for welcoming me as faculty and into […]

Guest Lecturer, Viewpoint Series, University of Texas, Austin

Posted by Ian on Mar 6, 2018 in news

The Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin is proud to welcome curators Denise Markonish and Ian Alden Russell for the 2018 Viewpoint Series. This program invites leading curators, critics, and scholars of the contemporary art world for a sequence of concentrated visits each spring. Each visit lasts several […]

Keynote Speaker at Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki

Posted by Ian on Dec 9, 2016 in news

On 14 December 2016, I will be giving a keynote address as part of the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki’s KUVA Research Days. The title of my address will be “The Art of the Past: Before and after Archaeology” as part of the Poetic Archaeology program. Here’s a news announcement on the Poetic Archaeology program: http://www.uniarts.fi/en/newsroom/poeettinen-arkeologia-tutkii-menneisyyden-estetiikkaa Here’s the […]

In residence at the Fire Station Artists Studios

Posted by Ian on Nov 9, 2015 in news

I am very thankful to be welcomed into the community at the Fire Station Artists Studios in Dublin for a three week curatorial residency. To kick off my residency, I will be giving a lecture this coming Wednesday on Political Ecology and Socially Engaged Practice this Wednesday at 5pm. All are welcome.

Artpace Summer 2015 International Artist-in-Residence Program Opens

Posted by Ian on Jul 16, 2015 in news

Tonight, three exhibitions by Fatma Bucak, Wafaa Bilal, and Gabriel Martinez will open at Artpace in San Antonio, Texas. The culmination of two month long residences and a year long curatorial process, the exhibitions will feature new work by all three artists – marking exciting turns and developments in their practices. Join us at Artpace […]

Venice Biennale Broadcast: Safina Radio Project

Posted by Ian on May 7, 2015 in news

I am participating in the opening of the 56th Venice Biennale from Hong Kong courtesy of the Safina Radio Project platform. My contribution to the project, No permanence is ours; we are a wave, is a series of conversations, music, and an occurrence with artist Fiona Hallinan and curator Oscar Ho connect Istanbul, Hong Kong […]

Speaking at Contemporary Istanbul

Posted by Ian on Nov 4, 2014 in news

On Thursday 13 November 2014, I will be joining Marcus Graf on a panel entitled “Curating Tomorrow” as part of Contemporary Istanbul Dialogue. If you happen to be in Istanbul, do come by and join in the conversation. More information: http://contemporaryistanbul.com/en/highlights/ci-dialogues.htm “The Other Art. Alternatives. Choices. Options” CI Dialogues, the fair’s talk programme will this year […]

New Essay Published: Looking at Pictures of Women

Posted by Ian on Oct 28, 2014 in news

I am happy to announce that my new essay “Looking at Pictures of Women” has just been published by the David Winton Bell Gallery. The essay was commissioned for the catalogue for the exhibition SHE: Picturing Women at the Turn of the 21st Century. The exhibition is curated by Jo-Ann Conklin and features works by […]

Speaking at Brown University Visual Arts Department

Posted by Ian on Oct 7, 2014 in news

On October 6, 2014, I will be an invited critic at Brown University’s Visual Arts Department. I will be visiting the Senior Honors Fine Arts students in their studios and giving a lecture entitled ‘Curators, Collectors, and Buyers: Approaches to Studio Visits.’

Speaking at Artpace, San Antonio

Posted by Ian on Jul 21, 2014 in news

On Tuesday, 22 July at 18:30, I will be giving a public talk at Artpace in San Antonio. The lecture is the first part of my studio tour of Texas organized by Artpace as part of my guest curatorship for their 2015 summer residency program. I will be talking about political ecology and socially engaged […]