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: Here’s the […]

Visiting Critic at RISD Glass

Posted by Ian on Feb 20, 2016 in news

I am delighted to be a visiting critic for the wonderful graduate students at RISD Glass this semester. I will be delivering a lecture at The Tap Room at RISD on Wednesday, February 24, at 1pm.

Speaking at Williams College

Posted by Ian on Feb 8, 2016 in news

This Wednesday I will be visiting Williams College to speak with graduate students at the Williams College Museum of Art. I will be in conversation with Denise Markonish, Curator at MASS MoCA, and we will be discussing our ongoing work towards a book on curatorial practice.

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 […]