Thursday, October 23, 2008

Hera GAllery Welcomes New Board Member, Viera Levitt

Hera Gallery is pleased to welcome Viera Levitt to the Board of Directors. Levitt has worked with the gallery in the past by hosting lectures and participating in exhibitions. Since 1996, Levitt has curated and co-curated more than thirty exhibitions in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, and the USA. Originally from Slovakia, she worked with the leading Contemporary Arts Museum, the Jan Koniarek Gallery. Viera has been living in Rhode Island since 2006, where she now works as an independent curator facilitating exhibitions both locally and abroad.

Viera Levitt’s most recent curatorial project was an exhibition of Central European video art titled ‘Close Encounters.’ The show was held at the University of Rhode Island Fine Arts Center Galleries & Kingston Train Station (January-February 2008). She has also curated ‘Video in Progress’, a three-part series New Video Art from Central Europe (May – July 2007) at RISD Museum and Decaying Constant – Images from Poland by Denny Moers (RI, USA) and Tomas Agat Blonski (Slovakia) at the Courthouse Center for the Arts, West Kingston, RI (April 2007).

Viera Levitt was also awarded the ArtsLink residency in Graduate Studies at The Rhode Island School of Design in Providence (2002), internship at the Photography Department of Museum of Modern Art in New York (2005), and Study tour of Japanese Contemporary Art organized by Japan Foundation (2005). She gave lectures about contemporary art in Bratislava, Berlin, Rotterdam, Hiroshima, New Delhi, Caracas or Providence, RI.

Viera Levitt writes “Column from the USA” for cultural section of Slovak daily SME. She is the member of IKT - International Curatorial Association (www.iktsite.org).

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