Olivia Hild is a contemporary artist, living and working in Vienna, navigating within fine arts and performing arts.
Hild studied Contemporary Dance Education, focusing on Choreography at the Music and Art University of Vienna, where she received her BA in 2015. Moving between the Performing and the Fine Arts, she pursued her studies at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design (Jerusalem and Tel Aviv), finalising her MFA in 2018. In her practice, Hild thinks of choreography as an expanded artform, which is not bound to movement or visibility. She tackles choreography from different kinds of angles: from the aspect of sound, as well as from the camera eye; from a point of historical research as well as from a point of cultural diversity; from a musical perspective as well as from a technological or a scientific one. Her ideas usually evolve around questions of reality and perception, such as illusions of space, movements and patterns of time, shapes of thoughts, or embodied states of being.
Her work was presented in the UK, Lithuania, Turkey, Austria and Israel. In venues such as the Israel Museum in Jerusalem or the Theater Museum in Vienna. Hild received the Startstipendium, a scholarship for young emerging artists in Austria, was part of a mentorship program for young female artists and was one of the winners of the Fidelio prize for performing arts in 2014.
2016 – 2018 Fine Art (MFA)Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem2011 – 2015 Contemporary Dance Education (BA)University of Music and Art Vienna (MUK) formerly Conservatory Vienna
2023_melt_Choreography, at WUK Performing Arts (Premiere 17.2.2023)
2022The Third PartyPerformative Publication, at the Diver Festival
EncounterArt & Science Collaboration, at the Weizmann Institute
Kleingartenverein ZukunftChoreographer for a play, at the ARGE Salzburg and Kosmos Theater Vienna (2021)
2021_melt_ (solo)Performance-Installation, at Tanz*Hotel Wien2020Seasick on Dry Land (20.2.2020 - 5.4.2021)Sound-Choreography, Exhibition: Shatters and Stairs, at the Israel Museum Jerusalem, Curator: Aya MironGeleemannChoreography for the play Geleemann written by Amir Gudarzi, Director: Maria Sendlhofer, at WERK-X Petersplatz Wien
2019bodedSound Performance, Exhibition: Alles tanzt, at the Theater Museum Vienna, Curator: Andrea AmortVom Zwitschern der ZeitChoreography, Commissioned by Konzertverein Imst, Curator: Michael KöckBroken (drops)Sound installation, Exhibition: Atעת, at Hanina Gallery Tel Aviv
2018Even when he was standing still he seemed to be slithering past Sound-Choreography, Exhibition: Excavation Mark! in Hansen House, Jerusalem, Curator: Amit ShemmaSeasick on Dry LandSound-Choreography, Bezalel MFA Exhibition, Tel Aviv, Curators: Gil Marco Shani, Dor GuezMimimimimiVideo Installation, Hazit - window gallery of Bezalel, Tel Aviv2016Who wants miauPerformance, Sannata Görünürlük Festivali, IstanbulHome is Where the Art is Festival, Vienna2015Meme in motionLecture Performance, MUK, Vienna, BA-presentation, Advisor: Esther BalfeMemusChoreography, MUK, Vienna, Advisor: Manfred Aichinger2014imatetShortfilm, NEXUS Festival, LeedsMimar Sinan University, IstanbulSannata Görünürlük Festivali, IstanbulSHOCK Academia Choreography Festival, LithuaniaJunge Kunst Parcours, ViennaHome is where the art is festival, ViennaKunststraße, ImstCinedanse – Raw Matters, Vienna
Participation in several projects as a dancer / performer with creators such as Shahar Binyamini (Tnuda) in connection to the Weizmann Institute (2016), Shlomit Fundaminsky (2017-2019), Danielle Shoufra (2020), Annelie Andre (2015), Stephan Rabl (2013) amongst others.
2021Residency scholarship BMKÖS Department of Culture and Arts, Austria
2020Working scholarship of the city of Vienna
2019ICI CCN Montpellier / e.x.e.r.c.e Master program in choreographyScholarship to participate in a two-week workshop, funded by DanceWeb Europe and LifelongBurning
2017Foreign Country Scholarship for ChoreographersBMKÖS Department of Culture and Arts, Austria2016Mentoring Program for Young Female Artists, Mentor: Christine Gaigg, ChoreographyBMKÖS Department of Culture and Arts, Austria2015Startstipendium Scholarship for Young ArtistsBMKÖS Department of Culture and Arts, Austria
2022The Artists Residence Herzliya
The POOL Residency at the CCA Tel Aviv
Bears in the Park artist in residence Vienna
2021Artist at Resort at Tanz*Hotel Vienna
2014Fidelio Contest, MUK, Award winner, Vienna