Ian Forster Producer

As a producer and director, Ian Forster creates documentary content for Art21’s various digital and broadcast programs. Since joining the organization in 2009, he has worked on five seasons of Art in the Twenty-First Century, most recently directing and producing “London” from the tenth season and “Johannesburg” from the ninth season. Additionally, he worked on the Peabody Award-winning film William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible and has overseen the digital series Extended Play since 2012, producing over 100 short artist portraits. Forster created the online video series Artist to Artist in 2013, which featured artists in conversation with their peers at international biennials in Italy, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States.

Prior to joining Art21, Forster was a production associate at NBC Sports during the 2008 Beijing summer Olympics. He has served on the jury for the American Alliance of Museums MUSE Awards and as a judge for the News & Documentary Emmy Awards. Forster has led workshops and presentations about video production at School of Visual Arts, Museums and the Web, Studio in a School, Capital Area School for the Arts, and Rikers Island Correctional Facility. He graduated from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University with a B.S. in Television, Radio, and Film.