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Curating in Context

February 25, 03:00pm - 05:00pm

Aileen Burns (Canada) and Johan Lundh (Sweden) are curators, writers and editors working internationally. They have decade long curatorial and leadership experience from across Australia, Europe, and North America, which they will address their presentation, Curating in Context.

Since 2014, they are Executive Co-Directors and Curators of Australia's oldest independent art space, the Institute of Modern Art (IMA) in Brisbane. At the IMA, they have curated major solo exhibitions with Gordon Bennett (Australia), Céline Condorelli (France/Italy/UK); Luke Willis Thompson (Aotearoa New Zealand), Nicholas Mangan (Australia), and Hito Steyerl (Germany), among others. They regularly co-commission new projects with international partners such as Chisenhale Gallery, London; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; Gwangju Biennale; and Performa, New York City, to support transformative opportunities for artists.

Prior to the IMA, Burns and Lundh were Co-Directors of the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA), Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland, where they organized exhibitions with Goldin+Senneby (Sweden), Jesse Jones (Ireland) and Ryan Gander (UK). At CCA, they organised the first Curatorial Intensive in Europe with New York City-based Independent Curators International, From 'Official History' to Underrepresented Narratives. They were also part of the curatorial team for the 2013 Turner Prize as part of Derry's City of Culture celebrations.

Burns and Lundh are contributors to Art-Agenda and Canadian Art, and have edited award winning books for Mousse (Milan) and Sternberg Press (Berlin). 

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