ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Alana Kushnir is an art lawyer and curator. She is the Director and Founder of Guest Work Agency, an art law and advisory firm and Guest Club, a membership network for emerging collectors and art lovers. She is also the Principal Investigator of the Serpentine Galleries’ R&D Platform Legal Lab, which explores how the law can better support collaborations across art, science and technology, and a sessional lecturer at The University of Melbourne, teaching subjects on curating, contemporary art and art law. She holds a Masters of Fine Art (Curating) from Goldsmiths, University of London, a Bachelor of Arts (Art History) (Hons) and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from The University of Melbourne.
Owen Craven is the Director of New Business and Senior Curator at UAP Company and the Deputy Chair of Linden New Art. In his role as Director of New Business at UAP Company, Owen leads the business development team for Australia and the Middle East. As Senior Curator, he works closely with artists as they create work in response to specific projects and places.
Owen has worked with a variety of clients including Lendlease, Mirvac, Investa, Dexus and ISPT developing strategies and artwork programs for public and private commercial and mixed-use spaces. Prior to joining UAP, he was the Editor of Artist Profile and Art Almanac magazines. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Art History and Theory) from the University of Sydney.