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 […]

Keynote Speaker in Hong Kong

Posted by Ian on Mar 9, 2018 in news

This March, I will give a keynote lecture, seminar and workshop as part of the 2018 Forum on Community Arts at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.   About the Forum: In the last ten years Hong Kong has witnessed a rapid growth of community arts, when arts as well as social service groups are taking […]

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 […]

The Umbrella Festival, Hong Kong

Posted by Ian on May 15, 2015 in news

For the last few weeks, I have been working with Oscar Ho and students and faculty from Chinese University of Hong Kong on a historic festival and exhibition revisiting, reviving and extending the spirit and sentiments of the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong. The Umbrella Festival opens this Sunday at Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre […]

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 […]

Exhibition Announcement: The Umbrella Festival, Hong Kong

Posted by Ian on May 2, 2015 in news

For the next few weeks, I will be working with Oscar Ho and a team of faculty and students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong on a special exhibition at the Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre in Shek Kip Mei, Hong Kong. The Umbrella Festival is a celebration of the stories, sentiments, and artistic […]

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 […]