Vivian Ziherl

Vivian Ziherl is a critic, curator, and researcher of contemporary art, raised in Australia and working in the Netherlands. From 2016 - 2019 she was the founder and director of art and research foundation Frontier Imaginaries that staged internationally mobile thematic editions through exhibitions, art commissions, and symposium projects together with program partners including Columbia University, e-flux Projects, the Institute of Modern Art (Brisbane), the QUT Art Museum and the Van Abbemuseum among others. In 2017 she co-convened Humans of the Institution with Anne Szefer Karlsen, a project dedicated to mobilizing international action on the conditions of the freelancer, presented together with the University of Bergen, Veem Huis voor Performance, Amsterdam Art Weekend, and Dutch Art Institute. She was curator of Jerusalem Show VIII (2016) with the Al Ma’mal Foundation and as part of the 3rd Qalandiya International, was nominated for the ICI Independent Vision Curatorial Award (2016), and received curatorial fellowships from the IMA Brisbane (2015-16), and Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art together with Natasha Ginwala (2013). From 2012 to 2014 she was a Curator with the performance-based institution If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want to Be Part of Your Revolution, and in 2012 and 2013 she was a guest curator of Stage It! Parts 1 & 2 launched the performance program of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam upon its re-opening. Ziherl is a Ph.D. candidate in Curatorial Practice at Monash University, Melbourne.

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