Ian Alden Russell
Ian Alden Russell is a curator, designer, and academic. He is currently the curator of the David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University where he recently curated the American premiers of Iraqi-American artist Wafaa Bilal’s The Ashes Series (2003-2013) and Chinese artist Jin Shan’s My dad is Li Gang! 我爸是李刚! (2012). With an academic background in intellectual history, archaeology, and heritage studies, he enjoys working with artists in galleries, museums, heritage sites, and public spaces to address issues around the constitution of cultural heritage. He is currently editing two academic volumes (one for Routledge and another for Springer) on the relations between art and archaeology. Dr. Russell also convenes an international research collaborative addressing urban cultural heritage and creative practice with partners in Cape Town, South Africa, Dublin, Ireland, Hong Kong SAR, Istanbul, Turkey, Providence, Rhode Island, and York, England. He received his Ph.D. in History from Trinity College, Dublin and has held research fellowships at the University of Notre Dame, University College Dublin, and Brown University.