I work as a curator, writer, and editor with focus on contemporary photography and ecological topics. Since 2022 I am curator at Kunst Haus Wien, where I develop the institution’s general exhibition program. Prior to that, I was assistant curator and exhibition manager at the same institution, as well as for the Foto Wien photography festival. In addition, I have curated dozens of freelance curatorial projects in galleries, off-spaces and exhibition venues.

One main focus of my curatorial work is art and the climate crisis. In 2020 I co-curated the comprehensive group exhibition Nach uns die Sintflut (After Us, the Flood), which brought together photo and video works by international artists on this topic. I have also conceived the successful, ongoing interdisciplinary talk series Future Talks: Climate X Change in cooperation with Fridays for Future.

I hold a Master’s in art history and media studies from the University of Vienna. In 2017, I was Curatorial Research Fellow at the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago. My writing appears regularly in exhibition booklets and catalogs, artist books and magazines such as Eikon. I am regularly invited as a speaker at exhibition openings and as an expert for portfolio reviews at international photography festivals. Furthermore I am on the advisory board of Cité de l’Image. I am based in Vienna, Austria.

© Christian Lendl