Vince Dziekan


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  • FACT Associates, University of Melbourne, and Monash University, Senior Academic

ISEA Bio(s) Available:


  • ISEA2020

    Vince Dziekan is a Senior Academic and Practitioner-Researcher at Monash Art Design & Architecture (MADA), Monash University, Australia, whose work engages with the transformation of contemporary curatorial practices at the intersection of design, creative technology and museum culture. The scope of this interdisciplinary investigation has been outlined previously in his book, ‘Virtuality and the Art of Exhibition: Curatorial Design for the Multimedial Museum’ (Intellect/University of Chicago Press, 2012).

    He has published widely in traditional, scholarly as well as non-traditional modes through his independent curatorial practice. He is associate editor of Curator: The Museum Journal (Wiley) and curator of MWX, the exhibition initiative of Museums and the Web (United States). Together with Kirsten Drotner, Ross Parry and Kim Schroder, he was responsible for developing and co-editting ‘The Routledge Handbook of Museums, Media and Communication’ for Routledge (2019), and was recently international advisor on ‘One by One: Building the digital literacies of UK museums’ – a major, national Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded research project, to develop a digital literacy framework for the United Kingdom museum sector.

    ISEA2015

    Dr. Vince Dziekan, Monash Art Design and Architecture, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, supervisors.

    ISEA2013

    Vince Dziekan is Director of Graduate Research in Design in the Faculty of Art Design + Architecture at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. In addition, he has research affiliations with Museums and the Web, the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; the Foundation for Art & Creative Technology (FACT) in Liverpool, UK; Kasa Galleri, Istanbul, Turkey; and is Digital Media Curator of The Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA). Vince is an artist, curator, academic and researcher, whose work focuses on the impact of digital technologies on curatorial design and the implications of virtuality on exhibition-based practices. This interdisciplinary investigation has been articulated most recently in his first book, Virtuality and the Art of Exhibition: Curatorial design for the Multimedial Museum (published in 2012 by Intellect Books, UK).

    He has published extensively in relation to his research in various peer-reviewed journals and presented at numerous refereed conferences, both nationally and internationally. In addition, he has exhibited nationally and internationally in solo and group exhibitions and through his independent curatorial practice. In August 2009, he exhibited his demonstration exhibition, The Ammonite Order, Or Objectiles for an (Un) Natural History at Ormeau Baths Gallery in Belfast, Northern Ireland as part of the ISEA2009 juried exhibition. He has co-curated The World Is Everything That Is The Case for ISEA2011, which formed part of the satellite program of the 12th Istanbul Biennial, as well as providing creative direction for the exUrbanScreens project (2012-13). Most recently, he is leading a new exhibition initiative for Museums and the Web, the leading international conference in the field of museums and advanced digital technology.

    ISEA2011

    Dr. Vince Dziekan is Associate Dean Research in the Faculty of Art & Design at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. In addition, he is affiliated with the Foundation for Art & Creative Technology (FACT) in Liverpool, UK as a FACT Associate and most recently was appointed Digital Media Curator of The Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA). His research focuses on the impact of digital technologies on curatorial design and the implications of virtuality on exhibition-based practices. This interdisciplinary investigation has been articulated recently in Virtuality and the Art of Exhibition (forthcoming publication, Intellect Books, UK).

    He has published in relation to related topics in various peer-reviewed journals and presented at numerous refereed conferences, both nationally and internationally.  He has received invitations to participate in the Tate’s online forum program (Liquid Architectures, 2006), symposia hosted by the National Gallery of Victoria (Sites of Communication. 2007), ISEA (2006, 2008) and delivered a keynote presentation at NODEM 06 Digital Interpretation in Art and Science Museums and Heritage Sites in Oslo, Norway.He has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions in Australia and his independent curatorial practice is represented by exhibitions such as Archival Permanence: Time and Timelessness in 100 Years of Australian PhotographyThe Synthetic Image: Digital Technologies and the ImageSmall Worlds: A Romance and Remote.

    In August 2008, he will be exhibiting his demonstration exhibition, The Ammonite Order, Or Objectiles for an (Un) Natural History at Ormeau Baths Gallery in Belfast, Northern Ireland as part of the ISEA2009 juried exhibition. In 2011, he will be co-curating  The World Is Everything That Is The Case –  the Australian representation in ISEA2011, Istanbul, Turkey. He is research leader of the Photography & Video Research Cluster at Monash Art & Design, Adjunct Programme Advisor for FACT ATELIER (FACT, Liverpool) and member of the international advisory committee of ReWire 2011 (MediaArtHistories conference, Liverpool) and the Virtual NGV steering committee (National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne).

    He has been involved in collaborative research in association with Z-Node (ZHdK, Zurich University of the Arts), Media Arts Scoping Study (MASS) and the Omnium Research Group (University of New South Wales, Sydney). During 2008, he was a Visiting Research Fellow with the Slade School of Fine Art (University College London). In 2009, he was awarded a British Council Design Researcher Award.


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