Vivian Ziherl is Research and Programs Manager at Kunstinstituut Melly in Rotterdam, one of the Netherlands’ longest-running art centres. Ziherl founded and directed Stichting Frontier Imaginaries (2016-2019), presenting exhibitions with the Institute of Modern Art in Brisbane, the Al Ma’mal Foundation in Jerusalem, e-flux and Colombia University in New York, and the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven. Her previous roles include Curator with If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want to Be Part of Your Revolution (2012-2014). As a freelance curator she co-initiated ‘Koloa: Women Art and Technology’ with Tunakaimanu Fielakepa and Cosmin Costinas (2019-2021), and she co-curated the inaugural performance programs of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam ‘Stage It!’ together with Hendrik Folkerts (2011-12). Ziherl is a PhD candidate in Curatorial Studies at Monash University in Melbourne. She served as an Advisor to documenta 14 in Kassel and Athens (2017).