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Ilana Altman

Ilana Altman

Ilana Altman is a cultural planner and designer who has a background in art and architecture. In her role as Co-Executive Director of The Bentway team, she works to unlock new public space opportunities, build strong civic partnerships and implement innovative and engaging programming, resulting in new inclusive experiences across the city.

Prior to joining The Bentway team, Ilana worked on a number of educational, residential and cultural projects for a series of notable architectural firms including Studio Daniel Libeskind and Diller Scofidio + Renfro in New York and KPMB Architects in Toronto. She has led the curation and design of exhibitions and installations at the SFMOMA, the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, and the Art Gallery of Ontario. Additionally, she has worked closely with artists to realize public art installations for Toronto’s Nuit Blanche.

In 2014 Ilana founded the Artful City, a Toronto collective that aims to advance public art research, policies, and imaginations.  Additionally, Ilana founded and served as the Executive Director of the Pavilion Project from 2015-2017, an organization striving to advance the culture of architecture and activate local communities through construction of experimental temporary structures.