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: “The Other Art. Alternatives. Choices. Options” CI Dialogues, the fair’s talk programme will this year […]

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.’

Talking in Detroit at Wayne State

Posted by Ian on Aug 2, 2014 in news

I will be visiting Detroit to participate in and speak at a workshop on Critical Engagements with Post-Industrial Transformations hosted by Wayne State and organized by Krysta Ryzewski and Laura McAtackney. Information on the participants and plans can be found at:

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 […]

Speaking at NYU | Radical Archives

Posted by Ian on Apr 5, 2014 in news

Next weekend (April 12), I will be participating in a panel at Radical Archives curated by Mariam Ghani and Chitra Ganesh at NYU’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute. More information: It’s free and open to the public, so if you happen to be in the city, you can book tickets here. Curated by Mariam Ghani and Chitra Ganesh, […]

Visiting Bryn Mawr

Posted by Ian on Mar 8, 2014 in news

I am honored to have been selected to take part in a faculty exchange with Bryn Mawr this Spring. March 17-21, I will be visiting Bryn Mawr to participate in some classes, do some curatorial critiques and meet with students and faculty. Thank you so much to the faculty at Bryn Mawr for making this […]