Blood Mountain

Curatorial Partner

Blood Mountain
Blood Mountain Foundation, Budapest HQ © Diango Hérnandez, 2010

Blood Mountain was an independent cross-disciplinary research and curatorial-organisation, founded by Jade Niklai and Tom Sloan in Budapest in 2010 and based in Vienna from 2015 to 2022. Passionate about artistic research, it explored the cultural past present and potential of Central Europe via the production and communication of critical new cultural content. Activities were inclusive and diverse, and included new art commissions, exhibition-making, artists-in-residence, research-based curatorial endeavours, education, public events and publications. The organisation thrived on transnational and interdisciplinary partnerships, fostered open dialogue with professional peers and welcomed the public’s engagement worldwide. Its agility and fierce independence as a non-profit cultural think tank was enabled by an unique international board of trustees and like-minded funders.

Board of Trustees

Todd Bishop, chairperson
Former Senior Deputy Director of External Affairs, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Edwin Heathcote, deputy chairperson
Architecture and Design Critic, The Financial Times, London

Tom Sloan, treasurer
Independent Designer, Melbourne

Agnes Wazola, deputy treasurer
Account Manager, Music Industry, Vienna / Berlin 

Jade Niklai, secretary and creative director
Art Historian and Curator, Vienna

Rhodri Ellis-Jones, deputy secretary
Principal, Ellis-Jones Communications, Melbourne / Zagreb


Jade Niklai, art historian and curator
Tom Sloan, industrial designer

pERiods of operation

Blood Mountain Foundation: Budapest, 2010 –  2013
Blood Mountain Satellite: various locations, 2013 – 2014
Blood Mountain Projects: Vienna, 2015 – 2022