Mirela Baciak (Poland/Austria)
is a curator, researcher and writer in the field of visual arts. She is interested in the systems of transaction that are used for profit around the globe, and in crisis as an inherent quality of things, that makes them more volatile. The aim of her practice is to address the contradictions between human needs in terms of ethics and neoliberal conditions on both a theoretical as well as practical level, and work towards structures in which relations of care outweigh economic relations. Her projects mostly take formats commonly used in relation to art-based knowledge articulation and/or communication in the present day: publication, lecture-performance, exhibition, symposium, screening, or workshop. She was co-curator of the exhibition Prosperous Poison. On the Feminist Appropriation of the Austrian Unconscious, Mumok, Vienna (2015–16); associate editor of the publication I Can’t Work Like This: A Reader on Recent Boycotts and Contemporary Art (2017); assistant curator of the exhibition Everything is getting better. Unknown Knowns of Polish (Post)Colonialism, SAVVY Contemporary Berlin (2017). Fellow at Kunsthalle Wien (2017), Talks Fellow at the Dhaka Art Summit (2018). She works a co-teacher at the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg (2015–2018).