Friday 8 Nov | 10.30 – 12noon
Olivia Poloni, curator of the exhibition In Her Words will present an informal insightful and in depth talk into the rationale behind this thought provoking exhibition.
Olivia is an independent visual art curator, based in Melbourne, her experience and pedigree in working in the art sector is impressive, this is a not to missed event.
Olivia Poloni is an independent Melbourne-based visual art curator, project manager and advisor. She currently sits on the City of Moreland Arts Advisory Board and is a Mentor for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and University of Melbourne Access Program. From 2017 – 2019 she was a Project Manager at Asialink Arts and oversaw the visual arts commissions, including a large scale public art commission by Lisa Roet in Beijing. In 2016-17 she was Curator at Craft Victoria and sat on the board of Melbourne Women in Film Festival (MWFF). Previous positions include Co-Director at Sutton Gallery (2015), Assistant Curator for the Dong Gang Photography Festival, South Korea (2014), Project Manager for Asialink Arts at the Setouchi Triennale, Japan (2013), Curatorial Consultant at Galerie Desaga, Germany (2012), and Gallery Manager at Nellie Castan Gallery (2005–10). She was the Australian communications lead on the Sally Smart and Entang Wiharso two-person exhibition at the National Gallery of Indonesia (2015).
Olivia edited Fukutake House Asia Art Platform (Asialink Arts Setouchi Triennale 2013) and has been published in art journals including UN Magazine, Artlink, Artist Profile, Art Monthly and the International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art. She has written exhibition catalogue essays on Australian artists Kate Just, Chris Bond, David Thomas, Alex Martinis Roe, Michelle Hamer and German artist Robert Kraiss, and for institutions such as Centre for Contemporary Photography and Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts.
Olivia holds a Masters of Arts Curatorship from the University of Melbourne.
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image: Cherine Fahd Visible Mother 1, from the series Visible Mothers 2010-2019, archival pigment print, 50 x 50cm, courtesy of the artist. © the artist.