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New Executive Director at Artspace


Alexie Glass-Kantor has been appointed to the role of Executive Director at Artspace.

Artspace Chair of the Board, James Emmett, says “We are delighted to welcome Alexie to the role of Executive Director. Her path to date has been very impressive, especially her exceptional work at Gertrude Contemporary. Her energy, enthusiasm and intimate knowledge of the sector will be a great asset to Artspace. We look forward to Alexie’s contribution to Artspace and the continued development of experimental work that shapes the future of contemporary art in Australia.”

Artspace has, over its 30-year history, become Sydney’s leading test-site for experimental practices in contemporary art. Housed in the historic Gunnery building in Woollomooloo, Artspace has successfully cultivated a new future of contemporary art through an ambitious program of exhibitions, publishing, public programming, and our in-house residency studios.

Of the appointment, Alexie says “To this role I bring great enthusiasm for collaboration with the Artspace team and audiences, a passionate desire to support the creation of ambitious new work by Australian artists and the drive to guide Artspace as a leader locally, nationally and internationally. Artspace is an organisation I fervently believe in and it is tremendously exciting to be a part of its future.”

Alexie Glass-Kantor has curated widely, collaborating on over fifty exhibitions around Australia, the USA, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, a notable highlight being the series of Independence Projects in Malaysia, Singapore, China and South Korea. In 2012 she co-curated Parallel Collisions: the 12th Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art with Natasha Bullock at the Art Gallery of South Australia. She has worked at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image as well as other museums, independent spaces and festivals; she regularly contributes to international symposia and publications, most recently delivering a Curator’s Perspective for Independent Curator’s International, New York.

Alexie will begin her role as Executive Director at Artspace in early November, during which time Ruth Maddison will be undergoing her 3-month residency at Artspace, as the inaugural regional NSW artist in residence. We are a longtime friend of the urban gallery space and look forward to continuing to create opportunities for regional artists with Alexie.