Best Public Art Of 2018: Meet The Contributing Curators

Meet the curators contributing to this year’s Best Public Art of 2018 webinar. Presented by Natasha Smith — UAP Principal | Senior Curator and Curator Ineke Dane, we’ve partnered with internationally acclaimed curators to shortlist a selection of works that are sure to inspire!

Contributing Curators

Alexie Glass-Kantor

Executive Director, Artspace and Curator, Encounters at Art Basel Hong Kong

Alexie Glass-Kantor is Executive Director of Artspace, Sydney, supporting curatorial practice, exhibition making, publishing and residencies. She is Curator for the Encounters sector at Art Basel | Hong Kong (2015 to 2020), which premieres large-scale installations. As curator of over one hundred exhibitions, Glass-Kantor has worked with international artists across generations to develop collaborative projects throughout Asia, Europe and North America in independent spaces, collecting institutions, biennials and festivals. She is Chair, Contemporary Art Organisations Australia (CAOA) and on the academic boards of the National Art School (Sydney) and Museum of Contemporary Art & Design (Philippines).


Alison Kubler

Editor, Vault Arts & Culture Magazine

Alison Kubler has over 20 years experience working as a curator in museums and galleries in Australia. She worked as Arts Adviser to Senator The Hon George Brandis, SC, the Federal Minister for the Arts and Sport in 2007. She has held full-time curatorial positions at QUT Art Museum and Gold Coast City Art Gallery, and in a freelance capacity developed programs for Art Gallery of South Australia amongst other institutions. Alison is a Member of the Council of the National Gallery of Australia, and a Board Director of the Museum of Brisbane, an Ambassador for the Institute of Modern Art, and an Ambassador for the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art.

Alison is a regular contributor to art journals and magazines such as Art Collector, MUSEUM, Manuscript, Neue Luxury and the Australian Financial Review Magazine on the subjects of art and fashion. Alison is the editor of VAULT as of May 2018.


Emma Enderby
Curator, The Shed at Hudson Yards

Emma Enderby is the senior curator at The Shed; New York’s first multi-arts centre designed to commission, produce and present all types of performing arts, visual arts, and popular culture. Enderby previously served as associate curator at Public Art Fund, New York, and exhibitions curator at the Serpentine Galleries, London.


Natalie King
Curator, Writer & Enterprise Professorial Fellow, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne

Natalie King is an Australian curator and arts leader who has realised landmark projects in India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Italy, Thailand and Vietnam. She is an Enterprise Professorial Fellow, Victoria College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. She was a finalist in the ARR 100 Women of Influence 2018. In 2017, Natalie was Curator of Tracey Moffatt: My Horizon at 57th Venice Biennale and editor of the accompanying publication with Thames & Hudson.

Currently, Natalie is editing a series of mini monographs with Thames & Hudson and co-curating an exhibition at the Museum of Photography, Tokyo as part of the 2020 Olympics Cultural Programme.


Nicholas Baume
Director and Chief Curator, Public Art Fund

Nicholas Baume joined Public Art Fund as Director and Chief Curator in 2009. A native of Australia, his curatorial career began there with Kaldor Public Art Projects and later the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. Previously, he was Contemporary Curator at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut, and Chief Curator at Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. Baume has curated more than 50 exhibitions with a wide range of significant international artists at different stages of their careers.

Author of several major catalogues, he is a frequent public speaker on contemporary art, and has contributed essays and interviews to numerous publications.


From mammoth temporary art installations to works that bridge the realm of architecture and art, join us as we look back at the year that was in public art. Register now to receive your unique viewing link and join the discussion.