Anthony Kiendl

CEO and Director, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC

ANTHONY KIENDL is Executive Director and CEO of the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Born on Long Island, New York, Kiendl grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba where he was Executive Director of Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) from 2006 to 2013. At Plug In Kiendl led a major capital development project and construction of a new facility for arts and education co-owned by Plug In ICA and the University of Winnipeg which opened in 2010. Previously he was Director of Visual Arts at The Banff Centre from 2002 until 2006, and was Curator of the Dunlop Art Gallery in Regina from 1997 to 2002.

In 2011 Kiendl was appointed curator of Contour: Biennale of the Moving Image in Mechelen, Belgium. In 2007 he was Leverhulme Visiting Research Fellow at Middlesex University, London, UK.

Kiendl studied at Concordia University, Montreal and School of Visual Arts, New York. He has published and lectured internationally; and co-organized panel presentations for Tate Modern, Tate Britain, and Art Brussels among others.