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Curator in Residence

Tobi Maier | July to August 2015

Tobi Maier is a curator and writer based in São Paulo, where he was an associate curator for the 30th edition of the Bienal de São Paulo (2012). Previously, he worked as a curator at Frankfurter Kunstverein in Frankfurt am Main (2006–2008), in the curatorial team of Manifesta 7 in Rovereto (2008), and at Ludlow 38 in New York (2008–2011). Recent exhibitions organized by Tobi Maier include Os trópicos at Caixa Cultural, São Paulo (2014) and The Second Sex - A visual footnote at CAC La Galerie, Noisy-le-Sec, Paris (2013) as well as monographic exhibitions by Fabiana Faleiros, Barbara Wagner/Benjamin de Burca, Ricardo Castro und Libidiunga Cardoso.

He co-edited OEI#60–61: Extra-disciplinary spaces and de-disciplinizing moments. In and out of the 30th Bienal de São Paulo (2013) and OEI#66: poema/processo (2014).

In addition Maier contributes to a variety of journals and lectures frequently. He holds a MA Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art, London and is currently undertaking PhD research in the department of Poéticas Visuais at the Escola de Comunicações e Artes, Universidade de São Paulo. In early 2015 he co-founded the exhibition space SOLO SHOWS in downtown São Paulo.


Please send your Application (MS Word or PDF) via E-Mail to

Application via Post:
Österreichische Galerie Belvedere
Linus Klumpner, Bakk.phil. MA
Prinz Eugen-Straße 27
1030 Vienna

Grant Belvedere/21er CiR Programme

The Belvedere/21er Haus Curator in Residence programme (CIR) is intended for curators worldwide who would like to conduct research for around three months in the Belvedere/21er Haus, particularly on a subject relevant to the museum’s collection.

The aim of the programme is to encourage curators and researchers working on the collection and research focus of the Belvedere/21er Haus – Austrian art from the Middle Ages to the present. Networking with colleagues at the Belvedere/21er Haus and in the Vienna art and culture scene is explicitly desired.

Project proposals should

  • refer to art and art history themes from the Middle Ages to the present day
  • have a specific reference to the collection areas in the Belvedere/21er Haus.

The results of the research could be communicated in the form of a talk, internet presentation, contribution to the collection, or booklet for the public.

The Curator in Residence will be paid 1.000 Euros per month for the duration of the residence, and a furnished apartment in the Lower Belvedere with a workstation will also be provided. The CIR will have access to the museum infrastructure, Research Center and Belvedere/21er Haus collections and will be able to count on the assistance of the staff members responsible for the relevant collections.

Application and Selection

The CIR-programme is aimed at curators and researchers who have a relevant university background and curating experience and/or who are capable of devising and working independently on their own project. There is no age limit for the programme.

Complete applications comprise

  • a project description of one page in length in German or English
  • a detailed CV, list of publications and the names of two references
  • information on the desired dates and length of the residence

Please do not send any other documents. Please note in addition that the application documents will not be returned. The selection of successful CIR candidates will be made internally on the basis of the applications received. The jury consists of curators from the specialist departments and the head of the Belvedere Research Centre.

All CIR slots for 2017 have already been allotted. Applications for 2018 will be accepted until 10 September 2017. Applications received outside of this period will not be considered.

For applications submitted via postal services the postmark is decisive whereas online-applications are accepted until 12 pm MET on the application deadline.