Olivia Poloni is a Melbourne-based Contemporary and Public Art Curator. She is currently Visual Arts Curator at Wyndham Art Gallery (Wyndham City Council), Curatorial Consultant for T Projects, and independently curating a number of contemporary art exhibitions and projects.
Her current curatorial projects include Curator of Raining Embers for the 2021 Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Co-Curator of Fertile Ground at Centre for Contemporary Photography (2021), Co-Curator of Ruth Maddison survey ‘It was the best of times, It was the worst of times at Centre for Contemporary Photography (2021), Curator of the Image Collective, Blindside (2021), and Curator of regional touring exhibition In Her Words (2019 - 2020). She also produced an online platform for visual art outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic titled INTERVAL that launched in November 2020 and supported by The Australian Council for the Arts and Creative Victoria.
From 2017 - 2021 she sat on the City of Moreland Arts Advisory Board. In 2019 she was a Mentor for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and University of Melbourne Access Program. From 2017 – 2019 she was a Project Manager at Asialink Arts and oversaw the visual arts commissions, including a large-scale public art commission by Lisa Roet in Beijing. In 2016-17 she was Curator at Craft Victoria and sat on the board of Melbourne Women in Film Festival (MWFF). Previous positions include Co-Director at Sutton Gallery (2015), Assistant Curator for the Dong Gang Photography Festival, South Korea (2014), Project Manager for Asialink Arts at the Setouchi Triennale, Japan (2013), Curatorial Consultant at Galerie Desaga, Germany (2012), and Gallery Manager at Nellie Castan Gallery (2005–10). She was the Australian communications lead on the Sally Smart and Entang Wiharso two-person exhibition at the National Gallery of Indonesia (2015).