Jade Niklai

Jade Niklai is a curator with specialist interests in contemporary art, architecture and design. She has fulfilled curatorial positions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2000-2001), the Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest (2002) and at London’s Architecture Foundation (2005-2007). She has also worked in the commercial sector as the founding director of a leading art dealership in Melbourne and as the first and only curator in Norman Foster’s 40-year architecture practice, Foster + Partners (2008-2009). Jade holds a BA in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London (2000) with a dissertation in performance art and Central Eastern European politics; and an MA in Art Curatorship from the School of Creative Arts, University of Melbourne (2004) with a thesis examining the museology of design. Born in Hungary, raised in Australia, educated and trained in England and America; Jade’s international background and professional outlook make her a strong believer that the arts motivate cultural diversity, tolerance and social integration. Jade works as Blood Mountain’s founding director since January 2010 and as a freelance writer (Flash Art US and Hungary) and juror/advisor (Esterhazy Stiftung, Eisenstadt and Budapest; and Apexart, New York: 2012). www.bloodmountain.org

Last updated: May 5, 2024