Olivia Poloni is an independent Melbourne-based Contemporary and Public Art Curator. She is currently a Freelance Consultant to T Projects, an arts and culture consultancy that integrating creative programs and public art into complex built environments, and independently curating a number of contemporary art exhibitions and projects mainly focused on photography. Olivia sits on the City of Moreland Arts Advisory Board.
Her current projects include Curator for regional touring exhibition In Her Words (2019 - 2020), Ruth Maddison survey It was the best of times, It was the worst of times, Centre for Contemporary Photography (2021), The Image Collective, Blindside (2021) and Co-Curator of Fertile Ground with Sarah Bond, Centre for Contemporary Photography (2021). She is also producing an online platform for visual art outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic titled CURRENT which will launch October 2020 and is supported by The Australian Council for the Arts and Creative Victoria.
In 2019 she was a Mentor for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and University of Melbourne Access Program. From 2017 – 2019 she was a Project Manager at Asialink Arts and oversaw the visual arts commissions. In 2016-17 she was Curator at Craft Victoria and sat on the board of Melbourne Women in Film Festival (MWFF). Previous positions include Co-Director at Sutton Gallery (2015), Assistant Curator for the Dong Gang Photography Festival, South Korea (2014), Project Manager for Asialink Arts at the Setouchi Triennale, Japan (2013), Curatorial Consultant at Galerie Desaga, Germany (2012), and Gallery Manager at Nellie Castan Gallery (2005–10). She was the Australian communications lead on the Sally Smart and Entang Wiharso two-person exhibition at the National Gallery of Indonesia (2015).