International Visitor Programme : May 2006

Tihomir Milovac

Senior Curator

Tihomir Milovac is Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, where he currently directs the Experimental Research Department. As a curator and art critic, he has prepared many exhibitions and other visual arts projects both in Croatia and internationally, often researching contemporary phenomena in visual arts, in addition to the historical avant-garde. He has curated numerous exhibitions, among them Kasimir Malevich (Retrospectie), 1990; Ukrainian Avantgarde, 1910 - 1930, Zagreb, 1990/91; Jan Fabre: Passage, 1997/98; The Future is Now - Ukrainian Art in the Nineties, 1999 - 2000;The Baltic Times - Contemporary Art from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, 2002; Misfits: Conceptual Strategies in Croatian Contemporary Art , 2002 System of Coordinate - Russian Art Today, 2004; and Insert - Retrospective of Croatian Video Art, Zagreb, 2005. He has curated several solo exhibitions with Croatian contemporary artists, including Sanja Ivekovć, Dalibor Martinis, Mladen Stilinović, Goran Petercol, Zlatko Kopljar, and Kristina Leko. 

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Terrie Sultan

Director

Director, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston

Terrie Sultan is the Director and Chief Curator of the Blaffer Gallery, the Art Museum of the University of Houston, Texas, a position she has held since June 2000. She has organized many exhibitions with accompanying catalogues featuring artists of international scope, including Terry Allan, Alain Bublex, Nancy Burson, Donald Lipski, Francisco Ruiz de Infante, James Surls, Jessica Stockholder, and Chuck Close. She has traveled extensively throughout the United States and abroad, and lectured and published numerous books and articles on issues related to contemporary visual art and culture. She was a member of the founding board of Etant donné, the French-American Endowment for Contemporary Art, and co-commissioner for the international exhibition at the Taijon South Korea International World exhibition. She was recently honored by the French Government with a Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

Prior to joining the Blaffer Gallery, Ms. Sultan was curator of contemporary art at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, a position she held for 12 years. During that time, Ms. Sultan organized some 40 exhibitions and publications. She was born in Asheville, North Carolina, received her BFA in Painting at Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts, and her MA in Museum Studies at the John F. Kennedy University Center for Museum Studies in San Francisco.


Edi Muka

Co-Director

Edi Muka studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts, Tirana. In 1995 he attended an international course on curatorial devices, organized by Soros Foundation in Kyiv, Ukraine. He became assistant professor at the AFA in Tirana, where he continues today as guest professor at the Contemporary Art Atelier. In 1999 Muka was appointed Director of the International Center of Culture, Tirana, where he developed an active programme of visual art exhibitions, unconventional theatre performances, and music events. While at the ICC, he instituted its Gallery of Contemporary Art in 2000. In 1998 he curatedPermanent Instability, the first international contemporary art show in Albania, which turned into an annual event, also curating the next two installments, In & Out (2000) and Small Brother (2002). In 1999 he organized Albania Today, The Time of Ironic Optimism, the first Albanian contribution to the Venice Biennale. As one of the co-founders behind the Tirana Biennale, Edi Muka was the curator and general coordinator of Tirana Biennale 1 held in 2001 and Co-Director of the 2003 installment. In 2005 he co-curated the Temptations exhibition as part of the biennale's third installment. Muka continues to serve as Co-Director of the Tirana Biennale and is also currently a Curator at the National Gallery in Tirana in charge of the International Program. In addition, Muka has curated numerous exhibitions internationally in cities such as Milan, Berlin, Stockholm, Amsterdam, and Tel Aviv. Muka's writings on contemporary art have been published in various exhibition catalogues as well as in journals and magazines such as Perpjekja, PamorArt, FlashArt, Springerin, Camera Austria, and Manifesta Journal. At present, Muka is developing an exhibition for Apex Art in New York City.


Peter Eleey

Curator

Peter Eleey is Curator at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he recently organized an exhibition surveying the visual art of the dancer and choreographer Trisha Brown. Prior to joining the Walker, he was Curator & Producer at Creative Time in New York, where he curated a wide range of multidisciplinary programs including exhibitions, projects and commissions with Mike Nelson, Cai Guo-Qiang, Jenny Holzer, William Forsythe, Doug Aitken, Jim Hodges, Shirazeh Houshiary and Haluk Akakçe, among others. He has also organized multi-artist projects and exhibitions for Creative Time such as The Dreamland Artist Club (2004 - 2005).

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