Olivia Berkowicz

Field of Practice:

Societal/Communal-based Work


Solitude fellowship

City, Country:

Stockholm, Sweden


2020, 2021

Born 1990 in Gothenburg/Sweden.

Olivia Berkowicz is a curator and writer. She works at the intersection of critical visuality studies, contemporary art theory and psychoanalysis, resulting in work exploring geopolitics and psychedelic leftism. Her previous studies include an MA in curatorial studies (2014–2016) and a BA in the history of art (2010–2013) at Stockholm University/Sweden and Goldsmiths College, University of London/UK respectively.

Most recently she collaborated with Johanna Nordin at Sörmlands Museum, Nyköping/Sweden, on the retrospective exhibition Lenke Rothman – Mending a Broken World (2018–2019), and at Grafikens Hus in Södertälje/Sweden on the public art project An(Other) Vernacular (2019–2020) with architect Afaina de Jong.

She is a founder of Ferrara Residency, an international residency program in Ferrara/Italy. Since 2017, artists and researchers have been invited to explore forms of togetherness while reflecting on means of precarious and affective labor under capitalist conditions.

In 2019, she was awarded a residency at Praksis in Oslo/Norway.