People / Glenn Alteen

Writer, curator. Glenn Alteen is a Vancouver-based curator, writer, and director of the grunt gallery. He has worked extensively with performance art and is co-founder of LIVE Performance Biennial. His writing on performance art was recently published in the Sydney Biennial Catalogue (2006), Caught in the Act (YYZ Books, Toronto, 2005), Live at the End of the Century (grunt gallery, 2002) and Locus Solus (Black Dog, London, 1999). Alteen has also curated a number of community-based projects such as The Mattering Map (1996) by Pia Masse, which engaged old working class diner owners and patrons in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of East Vancouver, and The Nova Library (2005) by Hans Winkler, working with substance abusers in Vancouver. In addition, Alteen has taken part in organizing conferences including INDIANacts – Aboriginal Performance Art (2002), InFest (2004), An Ecology for a New Performance (2005), and Live in Public: The Act of Engagement (October 2007). Alteen is the past president of the Pacific Association of Artist Centres and a former board member of the Alliance of Arts and Culture. He has sat on juries and advisories for the Canada Council for the Arts, The Saskatchewan Arts Board, and the Manitoba Arts Council.