Kari Conte is a curator and writer focused on global contemporary art. She is a 2020-21 Fulbright Senior Researcher in Istanbul. From 2010-20 she held the position of Director of Programs and Exhibitions at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York, where she is currently Senior Advisor. Conte is Residency Curator for Kai Art Center in Tallinn, Advisor for the 2021 Helsinki Biennale and co-founder of Rethinking Residencies. She has curated more than forty exhibitions; these include recent solo presentations by Sonia Leimer, Chiara Fumai, Hikaru Fujii, Jennifer Tee, Eva Kot’átková and the group exhibitions Concrete Truth: Art and the Documentary, The Animal Mirror and Aqueous Earth. She published Seven Work Ballets (Sternberg Press, 2016), the first monograph on artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles and has contributed to numerous other books and exhibition catalogues.