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 […]

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 […]

Speaking at Cittadellarte | The Educational Turn

Posted by Ian on Jul 8, 2014 in news

This weekend (July 12-14), I will be taking part in a workshop on “Socially Engaged Art Practice and Education in Contemporary Discourse” at Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto in Biella, Italy as part of the University of Ideas (UNIDEE).  The workshop will be bringing together a diverse group of artists, curators, thinkers, and practitioners who are engaged in and […]

Exhibited at the Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts

Posted by Ian on Jun 2, 2014 in news

I would like to thank the curators and staff of the Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts for included some documentary work of my recent exhibitions in their exhibition Overclocking this month. The works featured included the documentary videos of My dad is Li Gang! 我爸是李刚! (2012) by Jin Shan 靳山 and the premier of […]