Alana Kushnir is a freelance curator and lawyer. She is the Director and Founder of Guest Work Agency, which provides legal and curatorial services to individuals and to public, private and non-profit organisations in the international contemporary art sector. She is also a sessional lecturer at The University of Melbourne in the School of Culture and Communication.
From 2013 – 2016 Alana was the Cultural Program Executive and General Counsel for the Melbourne Fashion Festival. In 2013 she completed an MFA Curating program at Goldsmiths in London. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Art History) and a Bachelor of Laws – both with First Class Honours – from the University of Melbourne.
Recent projects include New Eelam with Christopher Kulendran Thomas and Annika Khulmann (2017 – ongoing), Collection+: Christian Thompson at Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney (October 2015), Tabularium at Slopes, Melbourne (2014), Open Curator Studio at Artspace, Sydney and online at joeyholder.com (2013), Fourth Plinth: Contemporary Monumentat the ICA, London (2012 – 2013), Paraproduction at Boetzelaer|Nispen Gallery, Amsterdam (2012), TV Dinners at BUS Projects, Melbourne (2012), Acoustic Mirrors (co-curator) at the Zabludowicz Collection, London (2012).
Image credit: Sarah Pannell