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Marlies Wirth

Curator, Digital Culture and Head of Design Collection, Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria

Marlies Wirth is a curator and art historian based in Vienna, Austria. With a background in contemporary art, she has been active at the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art (MAK) in Vienna since 2006, where she has worked closely with MAK Center for Art and Architecture in Los Angeles. Marlies was recently named curator of the Digital Culture and Design Collection at the MAK. She curates exhibitions, programs, and discursive events in the fields of art, design, architecture, media and technology, and has had a key role in the programming of Vienna Biennale 2017. Next to her institutional practice, she develops independent exhibition projects with international artists and writes essays and texts for artists and publications. Recent exhibitions include the themed group show Artificial Tears (2017), 24/7: the human condition (2015) and HOLLEIN (2014). She is also part of the curatorial team for the international travelling exhibition Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine (2017, MAK in cooperation with Vitra Design Museum and Design museum Gent).