IMAGE CREDIT: Alexie Glass-Kantor, Credit: Zan Wimberley.
Alexie Glass-Kantor is a curator, cultural producer and advocate for the arts. She is currently the Executive Director of Artspace, Sydney, supporting the commissioning of contemporary art, publishing initiatives, and research residencies for artists and curators. Since 2015 she has led the opportunity for collaborative co-commissioning projects and touring exhibitions, including: Justene Williams with Performa 15; Tracey Moffat and Gary Hillberg Montages: The Full Cut tour to nineteen regional galleries with Museums & Galleries NSW (M&GNSW); Nicholas Mangan with Chisenhale Gallery; VOLUME: Another Art Book Fair 2015 and 2017 with Printed Matter Inc. and Perimeter Books; Angelica Mesiti with Art Sonje Centre, Proto Cinema and Kunsthalle Tbilisi; Helen Johnson with the ICA London; Keg de Souza with Griffith University Art Museum; Ramesh Mario Nithyendran with the Dhaka Art Summit (DAS); Sovereign Words with DAS and the Office for Contemporary Art Norway; Köken Ergun with the Australian War Memorial and Proto Cinema; Just Not Australian with Sydney Festival and M&GNSW; Mel O’Callaghan with Le Confort Moderne, Museum of Contemporary Art & Design (MCAD) Manila and UQ Art Museum; and upcoming Taloi Havini with DAS and Sydney Festival 2020.
She conceived two significant survey exhibitions: 52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS co-curated by Artspace, which utilised social media, commissioning, and symposia to examine socially-engaged practice through mapping art-as-action across Asia and was accompanied by a publication with Thames & Hudson; and 21:100:100 one hundred sound works by one hundred artists a survey of sound works co-curated with Emily Cormack, Marco Fusinato and Oren Ambarchi at Gertrude Contemporary and presented with Melbourne Festival and MONA. With Natasha Bullock, Glass-Kantor co-curated Parallel Collisions: 12th Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia. She was the curator for Nicholas Mangan for the SITE international Biennial, Lucky Number 7, SITE Santa Fe in 2008. In 2020 she will co-curate with Michelle Newton an Artspace Pavilion Project for the Gwangju Biennale.
Since 2015 she is the curator for Encounters for Art Basel Hong Kong, the sector dedicated to large-scale installations. For Encounters she has developed new works with artists Lee Bul, Elmgreen & Dragset, Joël Andrianomearisoa, Mit Jai Inn, Brook Andrew, Nyapanyapa Yunupingu, Ulla von Brandenburg, Tony Albert, Shinji Ohmaki, and others.
Glass-Kantor holds various board positions including Chair, Contemporary Art Organisations Australia; Academic Board, National Art School; Advisory Board, Monash University, Curatorial PhD Program; Council Member, Sydney Culture Network; Ambassador, University of NSW Art & Design; and Council Member, Advisory Board, MCAD, De La Salle College of Saint Benilde. She regularly contributes to public programs and symposiums, recently chairing three-editions of We The People’s, We The Arts in partnership with the Embassy of Switzerland in Pakistan and the UNIC, and is a Jury Member for the Advance Awards.
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