Curator in Residence

Dorota Kudelska | February to April 2015

Dorota Kudelska has been Professor for Art History at the Catholic University of Lublin, Poland since 2009, habilitating with a biography on Polish modernist painter Jacek Malczewski (ed. 2008) which was awarded Best book of the year 2008 in the field of Arts and Humanities by the Polish Ministry of Culture. In 1984, Dorota Kudelska obtained a PhD for Juliusz Słowacki and fine arts (ed. 1986), a treatise on the interrelationship between literature and fine arts during the period of Romanticism in Poland. In 1981, she graduated from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (1981) in Polish philology and from the Catholic University of Lublin in Art History (1985).

The main subject of Dorota Kudelska’s research is 19th and 20th century painting and the issues concerning the theory and interactions of art and literature. Hence her interest embraces a detailed analysis from the iconographic, formal and theoretical point of view as well as wider processes of interactions between historical and European intellectual trends in both fields.

During her residency Dorota Kudelska will focus on the presence and influence of Polish artists in Vienna, especially within the Secession and the Hagenbund before World War II, based on her previous contribution to the research project Hagenbund - A European Network of Modernism (1900 to 1938) conducted at the Belvedere in 2014. The outcome of her research will be presented in two publications: The Correspondence of Polish Artists from the Archives of Viennese Secession (in a critical rendition) and Polish Artists in Vienna: Secession, Hagenbund, Galerie Miethke, and Galerie Pisko.

Grant Belvedere/21er Haus 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 2015 have already been allotted. Applications for 2016 will be accepted until 31 July 2015. 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 p.m. MET on the application deadline.


Submission by e-mail in MS Word or PDF is preferred.
Postal applications should be addressed to:

Österreichische Galerie Belvedere

Mag. Maximilian Geymüller

Prinz Eugen-Strasse 27

1030 Vienna


+43 1 795 57 134
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