Director of Programme, Graduate Research in Design
Dr Vince Dziekan is Director of Graduate Research in Design in the Faculty of Art Design & Architecture at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. He is curator of MWX – the exhibition initiative of Museums and the Web. In addition, he has research affiliations with the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, the Foundation for Art & Creative Technology (FACT) in Liverpool, UK and Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA). He is associate editor of Curator: The Museum Journal and is currently working on new publication projects with Bloomsbury and Routledge.
Vince’s research focuses on the impact of digital technologies on curatorial design and the implications of virtuality on exhibition-based practices. This interdisciplinary investigation is articulated in his book, Virtuality and the Art of Exhibition: Curatorial Design for the Multimedial Museum (2012), published by Intellect Books. He has published widely in traditional, scholarly as well as non-traditional modes, exhibited in solo and group exhibitions and through his independent curatorial practice, nationally and internationally. He exhibited his demonstration exhibition, The Ammonite Order, Or Objectiles for an (Un) Natural History as part of the ISEA2009, Belfast, and co-curated The World Is Everything That Is The Case (with Sean Cubitt and Paul Thomas) for ISEA2011, Istanbul, which also formed part of the satellite program of the 12th Istanbul Biennial. His curatorial research has been applied towards establishing numerous curatorial initiatives and platforms, including the Leonardo Electronic Almanac’s Media Exhibition Platform (with Lanfranco Aceti and Christiane Paul) (2010-), the exUrbanScreens project (2012-13) and, most recently, MWX, which has been a feature of Museums and the Web conferences since 2013.
In 2016 he undertook an Australia Council for the Arts-supported research residency in the UK. During this period he initiated new research focusing on the relationship between Tate’s curatorial and digital programming and was a visiting scholar with the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) and the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester.