Jade Niklai

Contemporary curation and communication

Jade Niklai is an independent curator of contemporary art, architecture and design. Her previous curatorial posts took place at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2000-01), the Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest (2002), National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2003), the Sydney Biennale (2004) and the Architecture Foundation, London (2005-07), where she curated Tate Modern’s largest public event, Debate London (2007). She was also founding curator at Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne (2003-04) and at Norman Foster’s architecture practice, Foster + Partners, London (2008-09). In 2010 Jade co-founded Blood Mountain Foundation, an independent non-profit arts organisation, where she works as curator/director. Based in Vienna, she also works as an independent art curator, consultant and writer. Jade holds a BA in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London with a dissertation in performance art and Central Eastern European politics (2000); and an MA in Art Curatorship from the School of Creative Arts, University of Melbourne with a thesis on the museology of design (2004). 

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