Maria Lind is a curator, writer and educator from Stockholm. She is currently serving as the counsellor of culture at the Embassy of Sweden, Moscow. She was the director of Stockholm’s Tensta konsthall 2011-18, the artistic director of the 11th Gwangju Biennale, the director of the graduate program, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (2008-2010) and director of IASPIS in Stockholm (2005-2007).
From 2002-2004 she was the director of Kunstverein München and in 1998, co-curator of Europe’s itinerant biennial, Manifesta 2 in Luxembourg. In 2015 she curated Future Light for the first Vienna Biennial, and in 2019 she co-curated the Art Encounters Biennial in Timisoara.
She has taught widely since the early 1990s, including as professor of artistic research at the Art Academy in Oslo 2015-18. Currently she is a lecturer at Konstfack’s CuratorLab. She has contributed widely to newspapers, magazines, catalogues and other publications. She is the 2009 recipient of the Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement. In 2010 Selected Maria Lind Writing was published by Sternberg Press, and Seven Years: The Rematerialisation of Art from 2011 to 2017 appeared in the fall of 2019. Her most recent book is Konstringar: Vad gör samtidskonsten? (Natur & Kultur, 2021), and she has edited Tensta Museum: Reports from New Sweden (Sternberg Press, 2021).