Claire Ulenberg has actively been involved in the visual art sector for 15 years, as a curator, arts writer, facilitator, and consultant.

Currently based in Auckland, New Zealand. She has worked in a range of roles in contemporary art spaces, managing commercial art galleries, artist run initiatives and not-for-profit arts organisations, both in Aotearoa, Italy (Venezia Biennale) and Australia.

Claire has a Masters of Curatorship from the University of Melbourne, where she also worked at the Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Victorian College of Arts.

Claire is Curator of MESH Sculpture Hamilton and also manages the Pierre Peeters Gallery, Auckland, among other ongoing art projects.

During her residency at the VAR Program she exhibited historical protest photography and also worked on articles based on research findings of Artists residencies and cohabitation of creative people and the effect this has on the artist’s practice.