Mirela Baciak is this weeks guest in the discursive conversation format Convo Club #12 at the Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien. Besides questioning the exchange of technology and current concepts of nature, Mirela Baciak and Ameli Klein are unpacking digital strategies and possibilities in the cultural sector, taking into account the current moment. How can a diverse cultural landscape benefit from social media and technology? What are the possibilities for rethinking institutions and opening up to heterogeneous visitor groups? What are concepts of hospitality within the digital in the public and private sphere?
Mirela Baciak (*1987 Warsaw, lives in Vienna and Graz) is a curator, researcher and writer in the field of visual arts. Since 2019 she has been working as a curator at the festival steirischer herbst in Graz. Most recently she was curator of the exhibition "Nature \ nature" at Kunstraum Niederösterreich (2019), as well as "Tribute to a Passerby'', an exhibition by Salwa Aleryani at SORT Vienna (2019), Assistant Curator at Public Art Munich (2018), Curator in Residence at Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw (2018), Talks Fellow at Dhaka Art Summit (2018), and kültur gemmer Fellow at Kunsthalle Wien (2017). She also served as managing editor of the reader "Curating the City. Public Art Munich 2018," as well as "I Can't Work Like This. A Reader on Boycotts and Contemporary Art" (2017), and occasionally writes for art magazines.