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Daniela Zyman

Artistic Director
Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21)

Daniela Zyman is the artistic director of Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21), a private foundation established by Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza. She joined TBA21 in 2003 and has played an instrumental role in shaping its exhibitions and commissions program. Between 1995 and 2001 Daniela was chief curator of the MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art in Vienna, which included the founding and programming of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture in Los Angeles. From 2000 to 2003 she worked as the artistic director of the Künstlerhaus, Vienna and as director of A9 Forum Transeuropa, a program of Q21 in Vienna’s Museumquartier. She wrote her PhD focusing on artistic research, is lecturing at the University of Art and Industrial Design in Linz, and frequently authors essays for art publications.