Visiting Curators Vienna 2019

Verein K is happy to launch the call for the residency program Visiting Curators Vienna 2019. For its second edition, three international mid-career curators will be chosen based on the quality of their work and the quality and relevance of the exhibition project(s) they submit.


The selected curators will get a chance to spend ten days in Vienna, 25. November – 4. December  2019. Verein K will advise the candidates before and during their stay as well as organize and facilitate meetings with artists and other actors of the contemporary art scene, with the aim of helping them to establish long-term contacts in Austria. Travel and accommodation costs will be covered by Verein K.



The program is looking for curators who:

– have curated exhibitions in museums and/or other art institutions

– will realize an exhibition in the upcoming two years outside of Austria including one or several artist(s) based in Austria



Please include the following information in your application:

– what have you curated before?

– are there specific media, e.g. painting, new media, etc., that you are interested in?

– what exhibition(s) are you planning? Please include a description of future show(s).

– which are representatives (artists, curators, gallerists, etc.) of the Viennese contemporary art scene that you would like to meet during your visit?

– do you wish to meet other curators who might like to collaborate?



This is what we offer:

– help in selecting artists, curators and institutions relevant to your proposed project(s)

– help in arranging meetings and visits according to your interests: visits of artistsʼ studios, off spaces, art collections, and guided tours of selected exhibitions

– covering accommodation and travel costs, per diems


Please send in your CV, a portfolio of relevant realizations and the proposals of one or several exhibitions where Austrian artists would be relevant by 30. June 2019 to


Since an increased international visibility of one or several artists based in Austria is an important aim of the program, it is crucial that participants keep us informed about the development and realization of the proposed projects.

In case something affects the feasibility of your proposal, please notify Verein K.


Selection will take into account gender balance and diversity. There’s no specific theme.

The program will take place in English.

For more information visit.





For this year’s edition of the Visiting Curators program Verein K established a cooperation with the Ukrainian Institute in the framework of the Year of Culture linking Ukraine and Austria. Beside the three positions that are the subject of this call, one is reserved for an established curator from Ukraine. Ukrainian applicants should apply via the Ukrainian Institute.




Verein K is an independent arts and cultural organization from Vienna, founded in January 2018. Verein K focuses on projects in the field of contemporary art and culture connecting diverse cultural and social interests: critical approaches to contemporary art, creating curatorial platforms as well as enabling innovative cultural practices including diverse social groups.

Verein K – Kunst, Kultur, Kommunikation 
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