Vivian Zavataro

Vivian Zavataro, M.A.

Interim Director of the John and Geraldine Lilley Museum of Art
Vivian Zavataro

Summary

Vivian Zavataro is a museologist who specializes in contemporary art, transhistoricity and art mediation. She has traveled the world working for museums, galleries and contemporary art exhibitions in order to broaden her knowledge and experience of the art world. Her goal is to facilitate interaction between contemporary art and the public, and to teach the next generation a broader approach to art history. Diversity, inclusion and creativity are essential aspects of her practice.

Workshops, symposiums and talks

  • Art Mediation, How to Engage with Audiences. Nevada Museum of Art – Reno, NV – United States (2019)
  • Art Writing Symposium. University of Nevada, Reno – Reno, NV – United States (2018)
  • Beyond the Undergrad Degree. University of Nevada, Reno – Reno, NV – United States (2018)
  • Voices of the Chorus. documenta 14 – Kassel – Germany (2017)
  • Transhistoricity, Creating Dialogues Between Periods and Cultures. Frans Hals Museum – Haarlem – Netherlands (2017)

Recent publications

  • Zavataro, Vivian. “Freddy Mamani Silvestre: Aymara Architect.” First American Art Magazine, Fall 2019, v. 23, no. 24
  • Zavataro, Vivian. Josué Rivas:Mexica/Otomi Photographer.” First American Art Magazine, Summer 2019, v. 23, no. 25
  • Zavataro, Vivian. “Reno, NV, The Art of Jack Malotte, Nevada Museum of Art” (exhibition review). First American Art Magazine, Summer 2019, v. 23, no. 25

Education

  • M.A., museum and heritage studies, University of Amsterdam
  • B.A., art history, University of Nevada, Reno