Ineke Dane is an award-winning curator with a background in contemporary art theory, law, policy, photography and journalism, specialising in cross-disciplinary commissions with artists and architects. She has lived and worked in cities across the globe and currently resides in Meanjin Brisbane, Australia, for her role as Associate Curator, International Art at Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art QAGOMA.

Prior to her role with QAGOMA Ineke was Associate | Senior Curator with UAP from 2018 to 2023, where she worked on numerous significant strategies and public art commissions including for the adaptive reuse of the iconic Sirius and AMP Capital Quay Quarter buildings (Sydney), for the redevelopment of Waterfront Place (Brisbane), and for new commercial and educational developments in Melbourne, Sydney, Townsville and Darwin. She also wrote and edited a monograph publication centred on integrated art for Ithra Cultural Centre in Saudi Arabia.

Before moving to Brisbane, Ineke worked with renowned arts philanthropist John Kaldor AO under Kaldor Public Art Projects, and independent public art curator Barbara Flynn, while living in Sydney from 2015 to 2018.

Ineke’s area of expertise is grounded at the nexus of art and architecture, and in 2017 she was a member of a shortlisted team with Adjaye Associates for the Adelaide Contemporary Art Museum International Design Competition. In 2019, Ineke was lead curator for the Brisbane City Council initiative Botanica: Contemporary Art Outside, which subsequently won an award for excellence at the annual Queensland Gallery and Museum Achievement Awards (GAMAA).

In 2021 Ineke was awarded major Australia Council and Arts Queensland grants for her independent curatorial initiative Conversations on Shadow Architecture 2021-2022, a group exhibition which explored the cultural, social and political potential of space and architecture with new commissions from Australian and international artists and architects.

Ineke regularly contributes written editorial pieces to art journals and features on panels in conversation with artists.

Images copyright 2023