On May 8, 2014 LOOK3, a nonprofit organization dedicated to photography and based in Charlottesville, Virginia announced Transart alum and faculty member Victoria Hindley as its new Executive Director.
Hindley is an American artist, writer, and independent curator working primarily with photography, language, book arts and installation. Interested in challenging sociopolitical and institutional constructions of power, she uses abstraction, intervention and humor as a way of investigating issues of representation. Her recent projects include SHE IS not in need of labels (2010), a public installation commissioned by the City of Vienna, Austria and developed in VALIE EXPORT’s Kubus EXPORT Der Transparente Raum and The Shelter Project (2010), a five day multimedia art event involving over 30 international artists, theorists and writers.
Established in 2006, LOOK3 seeks to celebrate remarkable photographers, engage with critical issues and encourage the next generation of artists through a series of public events, a mentorship program and an annual festival. Hindley joins LOOK3 after 4 years of working in Vienna where she developed international projects, exhibitions, and public arts events independently as well as in collaboration with groups such as Soho in Ottakring, an artist-led urban research and activism organization. She holds a BA in Literature from the University of Utah and a MFA in New Media from Transart Institute, where she has taught since 2010.