Anthony Kiendl is Executive Director and CEO of the Vancouver Art Gallery in Vancouver, BC.
Born on Long Island, New York, Kiendl grew up in Winnipeg, Canada 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 the Executive Director & CEO of the Mackenzie Art Museum in Regina. Prior to that, he was the 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.
GLI Peer Mentor (2017, 2018, 2019)