In this edition of Convo Club, two young curators join us at the Künstlerhaus to talk about the peculiarities and challenges of curating. Victoria Dejaco and Iris Kasper are both art historians and have gained vast experience in a number of institutions and off-spaces here in Graz. They will talk about their work history, share insights into this exciting field of work and answer questions by the audience.
Convo Club is the young conversation format at the Künstlerhaus: Saturdays at 3 p.m. discussions on current topics are being held with interesting guests from art and literature, while enjoying a cold drink.
Mag. Victoria Dejaco (*1986 Bolzano, lives in Vienna) is a freelance curator and currently working as the sales director at the gallery Georg Kargl in Vienna. Previously, she was the collection manager of the Stefan Stolitzka private collection in Graz. From 2014 to 2017, she worked as external consultant for the Galleria Doris Ghetta in Pontives, South Tyrol and co-publisher of the feminist art magazine Petunia. From 2014, she was curatorial assistant at Grazer Kunstverein. Since 2012, she has been realizing projects and exhibition in Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Bulgaria and Poland. Previously, she ran the exhibition space Hallway Gallery in Vienna and worked as gallery assistant at gallery Emanuel Layr.
Iris Kasper BA (*1995 Graz, lives in Graz) is an art historian and curator and has already worked in various art institutions (kunstGarten, esc medienkunstlabor, Universalmuseum Joanneum). From 2015–2018, she ran the contemporary collective together with Elisabeth Saubach and curated various projects and exhibitions. Currently she is the managing director of the Schaumbad – Freies Atelierhaus Graz.