International Sculpture Center


Above: Photo courtesy of Scottsdale Public Art. Knight Rise by James Turrell. Photo by Sean Deckert.

Sponsored in part by: Artlink, Inc, ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts (Sponsored by the ASU Art Museum and School of Art), Bentley Gallery, Bollinger Atelier, City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, David & Gladys Wright House Foundation, Digital Atelier, Downtown Phoenix, Inc., Phoenix Art Museum, Scottsdale Public Art, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.
General Info | Registration Info | Keynote Speaker | Panel Locations & Speakers
General Information

General Information

The International Sculpture Center will travel to Phoenix, Arizona from November 4-7, 2015 for its first conference in the American Southwest. Inspired by exploration in art and architecture in desert landscapes, the 25th International Sculpture Conference will bring together artists, arts administrators, curators, patrons, students, and sculpture enthusiasts for new discoveries in the field of sculpture.

Join a diverse group of 300 attendees in Phoenix for this unique four-day conference including:
  • 4 Parties
  • 14 Conference Sessions
  • 16 Optional Trips
  • 30 Speakers
  • 50+ Museums, Galleries, and Studios

"What keeps me coming back to these [conferences] is the opportunity to interact with my peers, get new information about technical aspects and opportunities for career advancement, and have ideas stimulated by the panels that I can then discuss with others present. Also to see another art scene in another place. This conference accomplished all those."

-Conference Attendee, NOLA 2014
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Above: Photo of Eagletail Mountains Wilderness by Bureau of Land Management via flickr

Registration Information

Registration Information

  Members** Non-Members Students*** Companions****
Early Bird
Ends July 20th
Ends Sept. 30th
Ends Oct. 27th
Day Pass Only
Nov. 3-7
Limited space
Limited space
Limited space
Limited space

Registration is now closed.

Day passes will be available on a first come first serve basis only and must be purchased during conference check-in and registration desk hours. Space is extremely limited. Do not book travel plans without confirming availability with the ISC Events Department at (609) 689-1051 x302 or

Day Pass*: $200
*Available on-site only for purchase during registration desk hours. Passes available for panels and activities November 3-7, 2015. Confirm Day Pass availability with the ISC Events Department before making travel plans.

Conference Check-In and Registration
  • 12:00PM – 8:00PM Tuesday, November 3rd
  • 9:00AM – 5:00PM Wednesday, November 4th
Hyatt Regency Phoenix, 2nd Floor
122 North Second Street
Phoenix, Arizona, USA, 85004
Tel: (602) 252-1234
Fax: (602) 254-9472

Contact information:
p. (609) 689-1051 x302

****Only ISC members may bring a companion. Companions may attend optional tours and conference receptions, but not conference panels, keynote speakers or ARTSlams.

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Above: Photo courtesy of Scottsdale Public Art. Spirit of Camelback by Kana Tanaka.
keynote speaker

Keynote Speaker

Suzanne Lacy

Suzanne Lacy’s work includes installations, video, and large-scale performances that frequently focus on social themes. Recently she has created The Tattooed Skeleton, a multipart performance at the Museo Nacional Centro Reina Sofia in Madrid, Prostitution Notes, a performance/reading at the Serpentine Marathon, Anyang Women’s Agenda, a public performance in Anyang, Korea, The Skin of Memory Revisited at the Medellin Biennale, Three Weeks in January for the Getty Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival, Storying Rape for the Liverpool Biennial, installed an exhibition, The Crystal Quilt, a recent acquisition of the collection of Tate Modern, and created a new performance Silver Action, also for Tate Modern. She is currently working on a long term project in Bristol, The University of Local Knowledge with the Arnolfini Gallery and the Knowle West Media Centre.

Also known for her writing, Lacy edited the influential Mapping the Terrain: New Genre Public Art, published in 1995 by Bay Press and has recently released Leaving Art: Writings on Performance, Politics, and Publics, 1974-2007 by Duke University Press. Suzanne Lacy: Spaces Between is a monograph by Sharon Irish, published by University Minnesota Press.

Lacy is the Chair of the Graduate Public Practice Program at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.

For more information on Suzanne Lacy, visit her website:

Photo above: Tattooed Skeleton, 2010. Madrid Reina Sofia

Panel Speakers & Locations

Panel Speakers & Locations

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Panel Locations
Phoenix Art Museum Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Arizona State University Arizona State University
400 E Tyler Mall
Tempe, AZ 85281

Sponsored by:
Phoenix Art Museum

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