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JOB | Buffalo | Lead Art Preparator | Albright-Knox Art Gallery – 2 January 2017

The Lead Art Preparator oversees all aspects regarding the handling and movement of any artwork on- as well as off-site. This position requires close collaboration with curators, registrars, buildings and grounds staff, and Security personnel to ensure the timely installation of special and collection-based exhibitions. The preparator assists Albright-Knox staff and outside researchers requiring access to works in the Collection. This position necessitates a creative problem-solver suited to the art museum setting, with significant project management experience in a fast-paced work environment. MORE HERE


JOB | Liverpool | Curator | Liverpool Biennial – 5 January 2017

Liverpool Biennial is the UK Biennial of Contemporary Art. It presents a free festival of contemporary art from around the world that takes place across the city in public spaces, unused buildings and galleries. Liverpool Biennial is looking to appoint a Curator to join the team. The Curator will work closely with the Director and Freelance Curator in the development and delivery of the Biennial exhibitions. They will also commission and curate works for a wide range of settings including the public realm. The successful candidate will be a graduate, ideally with a Masters degree in visual arts, and will have 5 years’ experience with large-scale events or exhibitions, as well as experience of working in an international environment. They will also have editorial experience and experience of managing publications. MORE HERE


OPEN CALL | Ireland | Call for Artists | Ireland’s Biennial 2018 – 31 January 2017

EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial is pleased to announce the Open Call for artists’ proposals for the 38th edition in 2018, curated by Inti Guerrero (Bogotá/Hong Kong). Since its inception in 1977, EVA has maintained, expanded and reformulated its Open Call as a tool for curatorial research, democratising the biennial spectrum for art practices across media, generations and locations. For EVA 2018, the revision and selection process of the Open Call is a call to respond to “the current state”. This could be a reflection on the current state of the artist’s work, the current state of government, the current state of his/her family, the current state of art history, the current state of ideology, or a reflection on how the state of today reminds people of the state of yesterday. Selected artists will receive artist fees and production budgets as appropriate. MORE HERE


JOB | Chicago | Interim Curator of Asian Art | University of Chicago – 24 February 2017

The Interim Curator of Asian Art at UChicago’s Smart Museum will serve as a coordinating curator for previously planned exhibitions and will be primarily responsible for the annual reinstallation of the Museum’s permanent collection. In collaboration with other museum colleagues, s/he will work closely with faculty, guest curators and students to support, encourage and develop related public programmes for exhibitions and collection installations that strengthen the Museum’s engagement with Asian art. As a member of the Smart Museum’s highly collaborative collections, exhibitions and education team, the interim curator has primary responsibility for the coordination of exhibitions, collection installations, research and publications in this key area of the Smart Museum’s collection. In addition to working with the Smart’s Curator and Associate Director of Academic Initiatives, the curator encourages curricular and co-curricular collaboration with the Departments of Art History, Visual Arts and others whose content expertise aligns with Asian exhibition projects and collection installations. MORE HERE


JOB | Hong Kong | Gallery Liaison | Artsy – apply by unspecified

Artsy seeks an art world professional to manage existing relationships with galleries and to identify new opportunities to expand Artsy’s presence in Asia. This role is at the very core of Artsy’s mission to build one of the largest collections of art available online. Your primary responsibility will be to maintain active relationships with Artsy’s leading gallery partners across China, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia. Working with between 80-120 gallery partners, you will advise them on how to grow their audience and sales through the Artsy platform, provide technical support for managing their online profiles and inventory on Artsy, and maintaining timely communication with colleagues based in New York, Los Angeles and Europe. You will work with our small Hong Kong-based team as Artsy looks to establish a robust local presence. You must be self-motivated and thrive on the ability to work autonomously. MORE HERE


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OPEN CALL | New York | Call for Applications | Iheap – 14 December 2016

Iheap is a post‑graduate institute for research and experimentation in art. It represents the educational branch of the Biennale de Paris. Iheap offers to its researchers an unprecedented course of study that aims to liberate them from the inherited ideas of 20th century art history. It proposes to them an inquiry into the crucial issues of 21st century art, the history of which is now unfolding and in which they might eventually participate. Iheap is a liquid school, with each lecture or workshop taking place at a different location, and counts on the participation of numerous guest lecturers who are coming from various fields, such as art, philosophy, economics, sociology and so on. The course of Iheap is completed in one semester and mixes practice and theory. The structure of the session is from 2 March to 22 May 2017. Upon completion, Iheap confers a post-graduate diploma (Diploma for Research and Experimentation in Art). MORE HERE


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