Olivia is co-founder of FLYING roots, a curatorial collective seeking to extend research into socially engaged art and relational aesthetics as a bridge between theory and practice. Their most recent project is the MUSEUM OF GARBAGE Istanbul – a haptic and immersive exhibition that engages visitors with materials, facts, and visualizations of garbage while questioning the role of the individual consumer in the management of domestic waste. In addition to sharing knowledge and engaging in conversation with(in) new contexts and partners, FLYING roots also maintains a critical enquiry towards the position of curatorial practice in socio-economic activism.
Olivia graduated from the Erasmus Mundus MA course in International Performance Research through the Universities of Amsterdam, Belgrade, and Warwick. Her MA thesis Ethics and Aesthetics of Delegated Performance investigated artworks engaging participants in pseudo scientific experiments and the question of ethics within the context of art and research practice. Also, she has worked in Belgrade as an intern for Bitef Dance Company and Station for Contemporary Dance. She will start working as a product manager at Zeitverlag in Hamburg for the next three months.