Art Basel in Hong Kong Hires Alexie Glass-Kantor as Encounters Curator
Alexie Glass-Kantor is taking over as the curator of Art Basel in Hong Kong's Encounters sector for the fair's 2015 edition. Encounters presents large-scale sculptures and installations from international artists in prominent places throughout the exhibition hall.
A curator and writer, Glass-Kantor serves as the executive director of Artspace in Sydney. A specialist in art of the Asia Pacific region, she has worked on a number of international curatorial exchanges and projects in Singapore, Malaysia, China, South Korea, Indonesia, Europe, and the United States. Glass-Kantor also served as the Asialink curator-in-residence at Ssamzie Space, Seoul, in 2005; and is currently deputy chair of the Contemporary Art Organizations of Australia and a board director of Australia's National Association for the Visual Arts.
"It is an absolute pleasure to be part of the Art Basel curatorial team and I am very much looking forward to the collaboration," said Glass-Kantor in a press release. "The show provides a unique opportunity to present a significant display of large-scale works by artists from across the region and globally. I am looking forward to presenting works in the multiple mediums and artistic languages being fostered as the cultural ecology in Asia grows."