Viera Levitt

(formerly Viera Jancekova) is a contemporary art curator and photographer living in Wakefield, RI. After 3 years as the Art Gallery Director at the Warwick Campus of CCRI, she has, since September, 2012, worked as the Gallery Director for the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth. Viera studied the History of Art in Trnava, 30 miles from the Slovak capital of Bratislava and 80 miles from Vienna. Before she moved to Rhode Island in 2006, she worked as a curator in Trnava at one of Slovakia's leading contemporary art museums, Jan Koniarek Gallery (1997–2005) and in 2002, she assumed the director’s position, becoming the youngest director of a public art museum in Slovakia’s history.

From 1996 to the present, she has curated or co-curated more than sixty exhibitions in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, and the USA. Viera received an ArtsLink residency in the Graduate Studies Department at Rhode Island School of Design in Providence (2002), and an internship in the Photography Department of the Museum of Modern Art in New York (2005). Viera has been a board member of Hera Gallery since 2008 and became artist member since 2011.
She has lectured about contemporary art in Bratislava, Brno, Berlin, Rotterdam, Hiroshima, New Delhi, Caracas, Nairobi, as well as in Honolulu, Wakefield and Providence, RI.



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