Nina Miall is an independent curator and writer based in Sydney with twenty years experience working across institutional, commercial and public art contexts. Primary among her curatorial concerns are socially engaged, interdisciplinary and site-specific practices. Nina is currently guest curating the TarraWarra Biennial 2020, a significant exhibition of recent forms and ideas in Australian artistic practice. From 2012–2017, Nina was the visual arts curator at Carriageworks, Sydney, curating projects with major international artists and large-scale surveys of Australian art, including The National 2017: New Australian Art. Prior to Carriageworks, Nina was based in London for 12 years where she was a director of leading contemporary art gallery Haunch of Venison (2006–2011), and Head of Public Programs for the Royal Academy of Arts (2003–2005). From 2006–2011, she was also a Trustee of the artist-run initiative Beaconsfield in Vauxhall. In 2010, Nina participated in the ICA London’s mentorship program for young cultural leaders and in 2009, she was shortlisted for the Hayward Touring’s Curatorial Open competition.
Nina has a BA (Hons) from the University of Sydney and an MA from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. She has lectured on contemporary art in Australia and the UK and has published widely, most recently contributing texts to the MCA’s exhibition catalogue Janet Laurence: After Nature and Phaidon’s Vitamin T: Threads and Textiles in Contemporary Art. In 2017–2018 she participated in the Australia Council’s Arts Leaders program.