Kari Conte is a curator and writer focused on global contemporary art. She is a 2020–21 Fulbright Senior Research Scholar in Istanbul. Formerly, she was Director of Programs and Exhibitions at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York from 2010–20, where she is currently Senior Advisor. She has curated more than forty exhibitions; these include upcoming and recent solo presentations by Fatma Bucak (2022); Alban Muja (2021); Sonia Leimer (2019); and Chiara Fumai (2019). As a writer, she is interested in the intersection of art, politics, ecology, and feminism as well as institutional and exhibition histories. She published Seven Work Ballets, the first monograph on artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles (Sternberg Press, 2016) and has contributed to numerous other books and exhibition catalogues.
Kari Conte’s talk at the Fire Station will focus on her curatorial practice and specifically on her recent projects including a research project on feminist ideas in art in Turkey and the upcoming exhibition Fatma Bucak: The Auspicious Waters of Purple Verbena at Kunsthaus Dresden.