Johanna Zanon

Johanna Zanon (b. 1988, FR) is an independent curator and art mediator, who lives and works in Oslo, Norway. With a background as a researcher in fashion studies, her curatorial interests include labour, production, capitalism, environmental humanities, theory at the margins, contemporary crafts, and speculative and interactive fiction. She has initiated and curated projects for a range of institutions.

Recently, she participated in the curatorial residency “The Community of Writers” (2022-2023), on curatorial writing about contemporary textile art, initiated by Anne Szefer-Carlsen at the University of Bergen (KMD) and the Central Museum of Textiles in Łódź, Poland. Zanon has published curatorial essays, reviews, interviews, peer-reviewed articles, and edited both exhibition catalogues and special issues.

She also works as a programme curator at Norske Kunsthåndverkere, where she is in charge among other projects of Temautstillingen. She is a member of the Norwegian Association of Curators (Norsk Kuratorforening) and the Norwegian Association of Art Historians (Kunsthistorisk Forening). She holds a PhD in history from the University of Oslo, an MPhil in curatorial studies from École Nationale des Chartes in Paris, and an MA in art history from École Pratique des Hautes Études in Paris.

This residency is funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture.

SODAS 2123 activities are supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture and Vilnius city municipality.