Mirela Baciak will explore current concepts of nature in the "Convo Club", the young talk format of the Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien. In conversation with you and the curatorial assistant of the house, Ameli Klein, she will examine the intertwining of technology and nature, and vice versa, how our biosphere and world of thought are increasingly shaped by technology. She will present various artistic positions that refer to mutations as a result of the ever growing mountains of garbage, or speculate on the future of nature under the influence of the all-dominant internet. Can nature, with the help of technology, fit into the logic of human progress in such a way that both benefit?
Mirela Baciak (*1987 Warsaw, lives in Vienna and Graz) is a curator, researcher and author in the field of visual arts. Since 2019 she has been working as a curator at the steirischer herbst festival in Graz. Most recently she was curator of the exhibition "Nature \ nature" at Kunstraum Niederösterreich (2019), as well as ''Tribute to a Passerby'' solo exhibition of 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 the Dhaka Art Summit (2018) and Kültur gemmer Fellow at Kunsthalle Wien (2017). She was also the editor-in-chief of the reader "Curating the City. Public Art Munich 2018," and "I Can't Work Like This. A Reader on Boycotts and Contemporary Art" (2017), and writes occasionally for art magazines.