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Job: Curator, Kunsthalle Wien

Posted by Sofia Landström • Sunday, August 11. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

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Curator, Kunshalle Wien
Deadline: September 15, 2013

Kunsthalle Wien is one of Austria's most prominent institutions for international contemporary art and discourse. Its two exhibition venues are located within Museumsquartier and in Vienna's city centre at Karlsplatz. The institution's internationally recognized exhibition programme of group and solo exhibitions feature some of the leading contemporary artists, and there is an equal dedication to ensure that these exhibitions are accompanied by a broad and challenging discursive programme that endeavours to open a dialogue not only with the arts, but with a variety of disciplines such as theatre, economics, sociology, philosophy, etc. Through its close cooperation and collaboration with artists, researchers, and other cultural actors, Kunsthalle Wien strives not only to be an active participant in the international discourse on contemporary art and related fields, but also to highlight current issues that are of concern to not only the arts, but also to society at large.

We are looking for a curator with expertise and wide-reaching creativity. You must have a higher education in the art field or a similar disciplinary background, a minimum of three years' experience within the field of contemporary art and a broad international network. The curator must have an understanding of both financial administration as well as experience in relation to public and private support sectors. We are looking for a person with a dedication to teamwork, collaboration, cooperation, and communication.

We expect basic knowledge of German. The position has a set term of at least two years.

The application deadline is September 15th, 2013.

Send your CV and cover letter to bewerbung -at-

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Opportunity: das weisse haus Summer Residencies

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Monday, July 15. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

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A short term curatorial residency is available at das weisse haus, Vienna, from August 16 - 30, 2013.

Please have a look for detailed information about what we offer and application on our website here:

The applications deadline is July 24, 2013.
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Opportunity: Open Call, Curatorial Residency

Posted by Sofia Landström • Sunday, June 23. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

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OPEN CALL CURATORIAL RESIDENCY at studios das weisse haus and TBA21-Academy / Thyssen - Bornemisza Art Contemporary Foundation (TBA21)
Deadline: July 11, 2013 (postmark)


Studios das weisse haus studios das weisse haus is a new residence and studio program for local and international artists, curators and theorists. The program was started by the Viennese art association das weisse haus, which was founded in December 2007 and has been set out to support and promote emerging artists by providing a space for presentation and discourse. The idea first emerged when das weisse haus had a temporary residence program at its first location in 2008. Ever since that establishing a studio and residence program has been a wish and it took about five years to turn an idea into a project. Offering a space where international and local artists and curators can work and live together became the main purpose of the new program "studios das weisse haus".

Within the framework of the TBA21-Academy program, you will assist in the curatorial process in preparing the Academy expeditions and events on and off board of the research vessel Dardanella along the Pacific Ocean from Costa Rica to Alaska.

Furthermore you will support the preparation of a research symposium on a new pavilion commission that will focus on an iconic barometer of the changing enviroment, the world´s threatened coral reefs. The seminar will bring together leading architects, sound artists, marine biologists, climate specialists, conservationists and engineers to the consider challenges and solutions required to realise this project.

Also you will write informative and scholarly texts for Academy presentations, work with the PR department in the preparation of social media postings (facebook, etc.) and work on a concept for a publication series.

Within the framework of studios das weisse haus program you will present a project (related to your curatorial work at TBA21-Academy, former shows, etc.) at the end of the residency in form of a screening, lecture or symposium.


Please find attached and read carefully our APPLICATIONS FACT SHEET
for detailed information on the Curatorial Residency (main
responsibilities, person specification, payment, application process).
More information also here: - and here -,
For questions regarding TBA21-Academy please contact: Dr. Katiana
Orluc, mail: [email protected].
For questions regarding studios das weisse haus please contact: Sheyda
Malek, mail: [email protected].

Further information:

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Residency: das weisse haus

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Wednesday, November 21. 2007 • Category: News

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das weisse haus is a new exhibition space for young contemporary art that will open its doors mid-December 2007 in Vienna, Austria. Their aim is the presentation and support of young Austrian and international artists of exceptional quality. das weisse haus serves as a platform where artists can interact with different spaces, present their work, attract essential publicity, and become integrated into various networks.

Currently das weisse haus is offering a residency to an international curator. The curator shall become part of the local network, creating and nurturing contacts from the local art scene. The duration of the residency will be 2 to 3 months and culminates in an exhibition in which the curator should reflect his/her experiences, presenting works by artists they became acquainted with during the time of their stay. Furthermore, depending on the opportunities available, the the curator should organise an exhibition project back home. Applicants must be curators from abroad, with a special emphasis on North America (USA, Canada) up to 39 years of age. A jury will review all applicants in order to identify a guest curator.

Send the following documents by November 27, 2007:
- photos and description of recent work
- CV, including all personal contact information
- time guidelines, preferred dates of residency

Via post or email to:
Kunstverein das weisse haus
Westbahnstrasse 11 13/1/3
1070 Vienna, Austria
[email protected]

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Job: Curator in residence

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Friday, March 2. 2007 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

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Curator in residence post, including a university teaching post for curatorial studies (academic year 2007/2008).

Your field of duties covers the continuous curatorial engagement with students and alumni of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna by holding a jour fixe as well as the development and realisation of an exhibition program for the students' Presentation Space (5 projects per term with organisational support by the Office for public relations and exhibition management) as well as a university teaching position of 2 units per week.

•an appropriate university degree (or artistic-scientific qualification that may be considered equivalent);
•excellent knowledge of modern and contemporary art as well as the history of exhibitions;
•proof of curatorial as well as pedagogic and didactic qualities and experience.

Written applications, enclosing a full CV and the reference number 08/2007, should be sent to the stated address by March 15th 2007.

Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Human Resource Department
Schillerplatz 3
1010 Vienna
Tel.: 0043/1/ 588 16 – 276
Fax: 01 588 16 - 275
e-mail: [email protected]

The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna is working toward increasing the number of women on all levels of staff, particularly in managerial, scientific and artistic staff positions. Therefore, the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna greatly encourages qualified women to apply. In the event that there are applicants with equal qualifications, women will be the preferred candidates. The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna is committed to implementing anti-discriminatory measures in its personnel policies. Applicants will not be reimbursed for travelling and accommodation expenses incurred as a result of their participation in the application process.
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