APPLY FOR A STUDIO VISIT WITH SPRING 2024 DIVERSE DISCOURSE LECTURER:

Alex Klein, Head Curator & Director of Curatorial Affairs at The Contemporary Austin (Austin, TX)

Artists working in all disciplines, including those with performance or multi-disciplinary practices, are encouraged to apply.

STUDIO VISIT APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2024, 11:59PM

  • application closes Friday, March 1, 2024, 11:59PM
  • Artists are chosen for studio visits by the visiting lecturer and will be contacted by DiverseWorks for scheduling.

Eligibility requirements

  • Must reside or work in Harris County
  • Must NOT be currently enrolled in a degree-granting program (ie BFA or MFA)

To apply you will need:

  • Documentation of your work or work sample checklist (.JPG, PDF, DOC, and/or VIDEO LINKS)
  • A resume or C.V.
  • Artist statement (optional, no more than one page or 500 words)

ABOUT ALEX KLEIN 

Alex Klein is the Head Curator and Director of Curatorial Affairs at The Contemporary Austin where she works alongside the curatorial team to shape the exhibition program at the Jones Center and steward the sculpture park at Laguna Gloria. She is currently working on projects with artists including Lubaina Himid, Guadalupe Maravilla, and Manik Raj Nakra. Her survey exhibition of Carl Cheng’s genre-defying practice opens in Austin in Fall 2024. Prior to her current role, she was the Dorothy and Stephen R. Weber (CHE ’60) Senior Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania (ICA). During her eleven years at ICA she originated numerous exhibitions, publications, public programs, and online initiatives with artists including Linda Goode Bryant, Ane Graff, Barbara Kasten, Michelle Lopez, Nathalie Du Pasquier, Sondra Perry, Suki Seokyeong Kang, and Trevor Shimizu. Previously she held positions in the Carnegie Museum of Art’s Hillman Photography Initiative, the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Roski School of Fine Arts at the University of Southern California (USC), and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. She is also a founding member of the arts workers advocacy group Museums Moving Forward. Klein received her MFA from UCLA, Los Angeles; her MA in the History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London; and her BA in Art History from Columbia University, New York.
 

SPRING 2024 DIVERSE DISCOURSE LECTURE

Join DiverseWorks in Matchbox 1 at MATCH on MARCH 20, at 6:30 PM for the SPRING 2024 Diverse Discourse with Alex Klein, Head Curator & Director of Curatorial Affairs, The Contemporary Austin (Austin, TX)
 

ABOUT DIVERSE DISCOURSE

Diverse Discourse brings national curators, artistic directors, and critics to Houston to present a free public lecture and conduct studio visits with Houston-area artists, performers, and writers. Diverse Discourse provides a significant opportunity for area artists in all disciplines to have their work reviewed by a variety of distinguished arts professionals, fostering a cultural exchange across the nation between artists and cultural producers. Previous lecturers have included Sonia Guiñansaca, Managing Director, Culturestrike, Candice Hopkins, Independent Curator & Writer; Senior Curator, Toronto Biennial of Art, Kemi Ilesanmi, Executive Director, The Laundromat Project, New York, NY, Drew Klein, Performing Arts Director, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Adriel Luis, Curator of Digital and Emerging Practice, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, and Larry Ossei-Mensah, Curator-at-Large, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and Co-Founder of ARTNOIR, among others.

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