Olivia Hild is a contemporary artist, living and working in Vienna, navigating between fine arts and performing arts.
Hild was born in the Austrian Alps. She 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.
Education2016 – 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
2021_melt_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, Istanbul, Curator: Su GuzeyHome is Where the Art is Festival, Vienna, Curator: Mani FrohMEMImprovisational Structure, Arbeitsplatz Wien, Research, Vienna2015Meme in motionLecture Performance, MUK, Vienna, BA-presentation, Advisor: Esther BalfeMemusChoreography, MUK, Vienna, Advisor: Manfred Aichinger2014The Meaning of Life is the Nuclear BombPerformance, Porgy & Bess, Vienna, Fidelio Contest, Initiated by MUK UniversityimatetShortfilm, 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 in Austria and Israel in theyears 2012-2018, such as Tnuda led by Shahar Binyamini in connection to the Weizmann Institute (2016), Territorial Opera by Shlomit Fundaminsky (2017), Mittag 7 by Annelie Andre (2015), Passagen Passagiere by Staphan Rabl (2013), Fresh Tracks Europe at Dschungel Wien (2013) amongst others.
Scholarships2019ICI CCN Montpellier / e.x.e.r.c.e Master program in choreographyScholarship to participate, funded by DanceWeb Europe and LifelongBurning
2017Foreign Country Scholarship for ChoreographersSelected from the Federal Chancellery of Austria, Department of Culture and Arts, Vienna2016Mentoring Program for Young Female Artists, Mentor: Christine Gaigg, ChoreographySelected from the Federal Chancellery of Austria Department of Culture and Arts, Vienna2015Startstipendium Scholarship for Young ArtistsSelected from the Federal chancellery of Austria, Department of Culture and Arts, Vienna
Residency2021Artist at Resort at Tanz*Hotel Wien
Prize2014Fidelio Contest, MUK, Award winner, Vienna