Curator, Chisenhale Gallery
Olivia Aherne is a curator from and based in London. She currently works as the curator at Chisenhale Gallery, London where she devises and delivers an annual programme of new artist commissions. Prior to Chisenhale Gallery, she worked as curator at Nottingham Contemporary developing new commissions by Carolyn Lazard, Meriem Bennani and Mélanie Matranga.
Aherne co-founded The Department of Love, a commissioning body which is currently publishing a series of Love Letters – epistolary commissions by international artists and writers. She’s developed independent curatorial projects for Nir Altman, Munich; Art Night, London; SAFA, Shanghai amongst others, and in 2018 she was awarded the NEON Curatorial Award in partnership with the Whitechapel Gallery, London.
Aherne’s visit is organised in collaboration with The Finnish Cultural Institute in the UK and Ireland, Uniarts Helsinki, the Artists’ Association of Finland and HAM – Helsinki Art Museum.