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International Advisory Board

Comprised of some of the world’s most respected contemporary art curators, artists, collectors, and art advisors, the International Advisory Board (IAB) provides current knowledge, critical thinking and analysis that informs the Stuart Collection’s expansion of its unique assemblage of site-specific works through commissioning leading emerging and mid-career artists of our time. The IAB brings new attitudes and cultural diversity to the Stuart Collection’s discourse of contemporary art, that aims to question conventional understandings of public art in playful and insightful ways. The Stuart Collection seeks to enrich the cultural, intellectual, and scholarly life of the UC San Diego campus community and local San Diego community; and to enhance public life through art that encourages thoughtful deliberation, an awareness of difference, mental and physical wellbeing, and that inspires creative solutions to complex issues.

  • Stuart Comer

    Stuart Comer

    The Lonti Ebers Chief Curator of Media and Performance at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. He also leads The Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Studio and is currently overseeing the Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives (C-MAP) Asia research group and The Fund for the Twenty-First Century. Prior to joining MoMA, Comer served as the first Curator of Film at Tate Modern, London and co-curated the Whitney Museum of American Art’s 2014 Biennial.
  • Danielle Dean

    Danielle Dean

    Interdisciplinary artist who explores the geopolitical and material processes that colonize the mind and body. She is an associate professor of the Department of Visual Arts at UC San Diego.
  • Susanna Flaster

    Susanna Flaster

    Chair of the Friends of the Stuart Collection and former board member of the San Diego Museum of Art, INSITE, Old Globe Theatre, Planned Parenthood and Jewish Family Services.
  • Clara Kim

    Clara Kim

    Chief curator and director of Curatorial Affairs at MOCA, Los Angeles. Previously with Tate Modern, where she had been The Daskalopoulos Senior Curator of International Art since 2016. She has 20 years of experience working in museums and non-profit organizations in the US, Europe, and Asia, curating  insightful exhibitions, envisioning impactful commissions and artist residencies, and bridging modern and contemporary art with public discourse and critical debate.
  • Pradeep K. Khosla

    Pradeep K. Khosla

    Eighth Chancellor of UC San Diego. Internationally recognized researcher and educator with a focus on robotics, AI and cybersecurity. He is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Previously served as Dean of the College of Engineering and Philip and Marsha Dowd University Professor at Carnegie Mellon University.

  • Jill Kraus

    Jill Kraus

    Member of the Board of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) where she sits on the Executive Committee. She was chair of the Board of the Public Art Fund for nine years. She and her husband Peter have collected contemporary art for 40 years and have completed 20 site-specific commissioned artworks on their property in the Hudson River Valley.
  • Miguel A. Lopez

    Miguel A. Lopez

    Writer and curator whose practice focuses on the role of art in politics and public life, collective work and collaborative dynamics, and queer and feminist rewritings of history. Co-curator of the 2024 Toronto Biennial of Art.
  • Ann Philbin

    Ann Philbin

    Director of the Hammer Museum in at UC Los Angeles since 1999 where she developed a strong and original institutional identity for the museum and built a national and international reputation for thematic contemporary exhibitions, scholarly historical exhibitions, and contemporary artists’ projects, as well as dynamic, politically engaged public programs. 

  • Allan Schwartzman

    Allan Schwartzman

    Curator and advisor to nascent and mature private collections. Serves as creative director and chief curator in the formation and ongoing evolution of Instituto Inhotim. Co-founder and leader of Art Agency, Partners, an art advisory firm acquired by Sotheby’s. Cofounder of Schwartzman & Associates.
  • Andrea Torreblanca

    Andrea Torreblanca

    Director of Curatorial Projects for INSITE, where among other initiatives, she conceived and is the editor-in-chief of the INSITE Journal and created the project Speech Acts (2021). She holds a master's in Curatorial Studies from CCS, Bard College, New York. She is based in Baja California, Mexico.