Lectures and Talks

Hope Recycling Station. “Amateur Hour: The Deskilling of Art Criticism.” Public lecture and workshop. Prague, October 27, 2022.

Academy of Fine Arts Vienna Spring Curatorial Program: “Art Geographies.” “Breaking Binaries. How Biennials Forged a New Cartography.” mumok, Vienna, May 26, 2022.

Riga Creative Writing School. “Amateur Hour: The Deskilling of Art Criticism.” Online seminar. December 9, 2020.

Salzburg Summer Academy. “Navigating the Planetary.” Book presentation followed by conversation with Stephanie Bailey, Rosalyn D’Mello, Olamiju Fajemisin, and Sanjukta Sunderason. August 20, 2020.

Art Weekend Belgrade. “Focus on Austrian Art Market Practices.” Keynote, followed by conversation with Johanna Chromik, Max L. Feldmann, Andrea Kopranovic and Christiane Kada. October 11, 2020.

Tbilisi Art Fair: Artforum : “Peripheral Centers.” Conversation with Lali Pertenava, H. G. Masters and Francisco Martinez. May 18, 2018.

Artissima Walkie Talkies. Walking tour with Eliza Osbourne. Curated by Abaseh Mirvali. Torino, November 4, 2017.

Curator and moderator for “Borderline,” the Talks Program of the 2017 Vienna Contemporary. Invited speakers included Aaron Cezar, Jam Acuzar, Haro Cumbusyan, Max Mayer, Henrikke Nielsen, Mari Spirito, Franziska Sophie Wildförster, Maja Ćirić, Alanna Heiss, Irena Popiashvili, Marlies Wirth, Osei Bonsu, Anna Kats, Ana Teixeira Pinto, Kimberly Bradley, Sohrab Mohebbi, Jonas Staal, Alessandro Vincentelli, Boris Ondreička, Joanna Warsza, João Ribas, Anna-Sophie Berger, Daniel Grúň, Emese Kürti, Darko Šimičić, Felix Gaudlitz and Juliette Blightman. Vienna, September 23-25, 2017.

Curator for “The State We’re In”. A series of talks and lecture-performances designed in collaboration with WHW. Invited speakers include Tyler Coburn and Adam Kleinman. Zagreb 2017.

Conversation with Martin Roth and Daniel Bozhkov. Austrian Cultural Forum, New York. May 3, 2017.

miartalks 2017: “The Next Documenta Should Be Curated by an Artist – 14 Years Later.” Conversation with Michael Elmgreen, Ingar Dragset, Jens Hoffmann and Christian Jankowski. Moderator. Milan, April 2, 2017.

“What comes after collecting?” Symposium on the occasion of the exhibition, “my sweet little lamb”, curated by WHW with the Kontakt Collection. Conversation with Kate Fowle. February 18, 2017.

Art Basel Miami Beach Salon: “Biennial Commissions: Impact and Complications.” Conversation with Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi, Gabriele Horn and Damián Ortega. Moderator. Miami Beach, December 1, 2016.

Round-Table of International Visiting Critics for Noaptea galeriilor (“White Night of the Galleries”), Bucharest, October 3, 2016.

Curator and moderator for “Public Image,” the Talks Program of the 2016 ViennaContemporary. Invited speakers included Bharti Lalwani, Diana Campbell Betancourt, Snejana Krasteva, Basak Senova, Heidi Ballet, Stephanie Hessler, Kevin Kenjar, Shubigi Rao, Stefan Sava, Milica Tomic, Amy Bryzgel, Joao Ribas, Dirk Snaeuwirt and Abaseh Mirvali. Vienna, September 22 – 25, 2016.

“Immortality Day: Contemporary Art and its Visions of a Future Past.” Pakrante, Vilnius, Lithuania. November 28, 2015.

“e-flux or It Didn’t Happen: A Brief History of the Biennale in the Age of the Inbox,” as part of the “Dispositions in Time and Space” conference held at the National Museum of Contemporary Art. Bucharest, November 27-29, 2014.

Interview with Erdem Taşdelen organized by Near East Istanbul as part of Art International, Istanbul. September 26, 2014.

“Concept/Icon: Performance Art in Pop Culture,” organized by New York Performance Artists Collective as part of VOLTA Talks. Discussion with Pati Hertling, Ryan McNamara, Carl Swanson and Adam Whitney Nichols. Moderator. New York, March 8, 2014.

“Launch: Art Base Africa,” as part of Social Media Week Lagos, British Council. Participated in panel with Joseph Gergel, Alexis Okeowo, Oliver Enwonwu and Cecelia Stucker. Lagos, Nigeria, February 18, 2014.

“Contemporary Kunsthalle,” Part of the Newspeak conference at the Hermitage, St Petersburg, October 25, 2010.

“Stalking Moscopolis,” Public Presentation at San Francisco Art Institute, May 5, 2008.

“Contemporary Art in St. Petersburg,” Lecture and Excursion for Villa Montalvo Patron Tour, June 2007.

“From Moscow Conceptualism to the New Academy: Contemporary Art in Russia,” guest lecture in Bill Berkson’s “Decades” seminar, San Francisco Art Institute, December 2006.

“Contemporary Art in St. Petersburg,” Lecture and Excursion for Guggenheim Patron Tour, June 2006.

​“From the Nonconformist Art of Leningrad to the Contemporary Art of St. Petersburg,” Lecture Tour for Melanie Millbrandt’s “Art Education” seminar, Georgia State University, June 2005.