Maria Lind

Above: Portrait of curator Maria Lind by artist Bernd Krauss (detail). Courtesy the curator

Maria Lind is a curator, writer, and educator from Stockholm. She is currently the director Kin Museum of Contemporary Art, Kiruna. From 2020 to 2023, she was serving as the counsellor of culture at the embassy of Sweden, Moscow. She was the director of Stockholm’s Tensta konsthall (2011-2018), the artistic director of the 11th Gwangju Biennale, the director of the graduate program, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (2008-2010), and director of Iaspis in Stockholm (2005-2007). From 2002-2004, she was the director of Kunstverein München and in 1998, co-curator of Europe’s itinerant biennial, Manifesta 2 in Luxembourg. In 2015, she curated Future Light for the first Vienna Biennial, and in 2019 she co-curated the Art Encounters Biennial in Timisoara. She has taught widely since the early 1990s, including as professor of artistic research at the Art Academy in Oslo (2015-18). Currently she is a lecturer at Konstfack’s CuratorLab. She has contributed widely to newspapers, magazines, catalogues, and other publications. She was the 2009 recipient of the Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement. In 2010, Selected Maria Lind Writing was published by Sternberg Press, and Seven Years: The Rematerialization Art from 2011 to 2017 appeared in the fall of 2019. In 2021, Konstringar: Vad gör samtidskonsten? was published by Natur & Kultur. Tensta Museum: Reports from New Sweden (2021) and The New Model (2020) are two publications reflecting long-term projects at Tensta konsthall, both published by the art center and Sternberg Press.

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