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 […]

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.

Guest Juror at Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT

Posted by Ian on Feb 17, 2016 in news

I will be visiting the Helen Day Art Center in Stowe, VT this Friday, and I’m honored to be a juror for their 25th annual Exposed program of public artwork.

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.

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.

Texas Public Radio features Fatma Bucak’s “Over a line, darkly”

Posted by Ian on Jul 29, 2015 in news

Texas Public Radio just released a short radio feature on Fatma Bucak’s exhibition Over a line, darkly” on show at Artpace in San Antonio, Texas. Listen to the feature here.

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 […]