Make Work Projects Lecture Series
Anthony Kiendl Curator Talk
AKA Gallery Gallery Space
Saturday, February 8, 3:00 pm
Anthony Kiendl is a curator and writer currently based in New York City. He was recently appointed Executive Director of the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina, Saskatchewan, a position he will commence in May 2014.
Born on Long Island, New York, Kiendl grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba where he was Executive Director of Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) from 2006 to 2013. At Plug In Kiendl led a major capital development project and construction of a new facility for arts and education co-owned by Plug In ICA and the University of Winnipeg which opened in 2010. Previously he was Director of Visual Arts at The Banff Centre from 2002 until 2006, and was Curator of the Dunlop Art Gallery in Regina from 1997 to 2002. He began his professional career in Saskatoon as Program Coordinator at AKA Gallery from 1995 to 1997.
Kiendl has curated numerous projects generally exploring responses to modernity. They include Informal Architectures, Space Camp 2000, Fluffy and Little Worlds. In 2011 he was curator of Contour: Biennale of the Moving Image in Mechelen, Belgium. In 2007 he was Leverhulme Visiting Research Fellow at Middlesex University, London, UK.
He studied at Concordia University, Montreal and School of Visual Arts, New York. Kiendl has published and lectured internationally; and has co-organized panel presentations for Tate Modern, Tate Britain, and Art Brussels.
Make Work Projects’ Lecture Series has been generously supported by Creative Partnerships through its Partnership Explorations grants program, the Saskatchewan Arts
Board, SaskCulture and the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation. In-kind lecture space and set up graciously supported by AKA Artist Run.