Olivia Aherne

Above: Photo courtesy Olivia Aherne

Olivia Aherne is a curator based in the UK. Currently working as Curator at Chisenhale Gallery, London, she’s developed commissions by Rory Pilgrim, Joshua Leon, and Alia Farid, amongst others. Aherne previously worked as Curator at Nottingham Contemporary where she curated new commissions by Carolyn Lazard, Meriem Bennani and Mélanie Matranga. Independently, she’s developed curatorial projects for Department of Love (2019–2023), Nir Altman, Munich (2020); Art Night, London (2019); SAFA, Shanghai; LUX Moving Image and Lewisham Arthouse, London (2018). In 2018, she was awarded the NEON Curatorial Award in partnership with the NEON Foundation and the Whitechapel Gallery, London and participated in the inaugural Shanghai Curators Lab led by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev. She writes for publications including Art Monthly and Mousse, and is a visiting tutor on the MFA Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London.