DTD Curator - Ivar Zeile

The Denver Theatre District art curation is under the direction of Ivar Zeile who brings a diverse background in the creative arts to the operation.
Ivar Zeile Denver Theatre DistrictDuring his time with the DTD, Zeile has curated numerous static and digital art shows including the redefining of innovation in the urban context with SightLine in 2012. Sightline took the best in video, animation and motion-based art and presented it directly to the public on the massive, state-of-the-art LED screen prominently located downtown Denver at 14th and Champa St. In 2011, Zeile curated the Denver Theatre Districtʼs first installment, "Frame of Mind," which showcased 39 short-format works exclusively from Colorado artists. It was presented to an enthusiastic audience of thousands as one of the focal points during Create Denver Weekʼs "Local Network," an evening of creative new media sponsored by the Downtown Denver Partnership.

Ivar Zeile, Plus Gallery owner has also curated a variety of exhibitions at partner space Object + Thought in conjunction with gallery interns since 2006. In addition, Zeile has served as a juror for exhibitions throughout the region including at the Lab at Belmar, the Denver Botanic Gardens, the Wyoming State Museum, the Cherry Creek Arts Festival and for numerous regional university programs. The gallery is active in the production of artist's books, utilizing in-house design skills and knowledge of current technology to produce high quality publications relating to the gallery and its represented artists.

Under his direction, Plus Gallery has received numerous awards and acclaim, including the "Top of the Rocky Award" from the Rocky Mountain News for best new art gallery in 2005. Plus Gallery is a member of the Denver Art Dealers Association, the River North Art District and the Lodo District.

Zeile is a member of the Denver Mayor's Commission for Cultural Affairs (since 2006) and currently serves on the board of prestigious art programs including PlatteForum, the Denver Art Museum's DAM Contemporaries, and community arts incubator Redline.