ALANA KUSHNIR

DIRECTOR AND FOUNDER

Alana is a lawyer and curator based in Melbourne, Australia. She is also a sessional lecturer at The University of Melbourne, teaching subjects on curating, contemporary art and arts law. She is a Director of the Lyon Foundation, an Australian public museum entity which operates the Lyon Housemuseum Galleries.

Alana was previously the General Counsel and Cultural Program Executive for the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival. Prior to this, she worked at one of Australia’s leading commercial law firms, King & Wood Mallesons. She holds a Masters of Fine Art (Curating) from Goldsmiths, University of London, a Bachelor of Arts (Art History) (Hons) and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from The University of Melbourne. She is a former Board Member of Invisible Inc, which produces Runway, an independent Australian experimental art journal and Bus Projects, Melbourne.

Alana has presented her research and writing in a wide range of contemporary art and legal publications, academic journals and books, as well as at conferences, lectures and public talks in Osaka, Amsterdam, London and around Australia. Alana has curated exhibitions in Australia and internationally, including at the ICA, London, Zabludowicz Collection, London, the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney and at the IMA, Brisbane (forthcoming). A selection of her curatorial projects are viewable here.

Image Credit: Justin Ridler