Anna Viola Hallberg, Swedish artist and curator, born 1967 in Mariestad, Sweden.
Hallberg is working as a curator for the city of Mariestad for 2012 it is a communal mural project with 4 cities in Skaraborg region and two in Mexico. During 2011 it was CityArtLab/Stadslaboratoriet Mariestad a temporary kunsthalle was established to host the core of the exploratory social sculpture. As part of this Valand School of Fine Arts, University of Gothenburg was brought on to provide a critical voice with an international summer program located in the city.
Anna Viola Hallberg graduated 2003 from, Stockholm University, Sweden. Hallberg has a B.A in Curatorial and Cinema Studies with a M.Sc in International Museum Studies, University of Gothenburg, 2008. Writing her thesis on contemporary art in museum exhibitions outside the paradigm of the art institution. She is also a graduate of Stockholm Film School. She has worked both in experimental documentary film as well as in advertising in the US (New York) and Sweden. Her works and has been shown in Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Latvia, Germany, Spain, Serbia, Turkey, US, Canada and Sweden. From a museum studies perspective general issues of access and collecting are of interest as well as the transition between contemporary art and heritage concerns from both Cultural and Natural perspective. Highlighting conditions and criteria for contemporary art in such a context. The two disciplines, Museum Studies and contemporary art are not to be regarded as separate entities rather as aspects of the public space being examined.She is socially and politically engaged artist interested in innovative public practices and collaborations.
Hallberg is a member of KRO/Swedish Artists National Organization
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