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Carolina Lio is an Italian curator, writer and researcher based in London since 2015.
She holds a degree in Communication Sciences - Semiotics of Visual Communication from the Bologna University, and an MA in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art, London. Currently, she participates in the CuratorLab programme of Konstfack University, Stockholm.
Among the institutions for which she has curated exhibitions and public programmes there are: Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art, Yerevan; Beaconsfield Gallery, London; EAC, Montevideo; Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice; Goethe-Institut, Sofia; Goldsmiths MFA, London; Hong Kong Arts Centre; Institute of Balearics Studies, Palma de Mallorca; and Italian Institute of Culture, Barcelona.
Carolina has been curator-in-residence at USF, Bergen (2019); Fire Station, Dublin, and Art Affairs and Documents Foundation, Sofia (2018). In 2017, she was selected for the Neon Curatorial Exchange by NEON Organisation, Athens, and Whitechapel Gallery, London. In 2015, she was a research fellow at MACBA Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona.
Her reviews, articles and essays have been published on CtC Curating the Contemporary, Exibart, Flash Art, and Journal of Curatorial Studies. She has also collaborated independently with some private galleries and organisations, such as Arcade, London; Open Space Istanbul; Eastation Gallery, Hong Kong; and Sprovieri, London.
In 2019 and 2020, Carolina is collaborating in the public programme of Visible Award working on projects of Forensic Architecture; Richard Bell, Luke Ching, and Otobong Nkanga in Paris and Stockholm. Visible a project by Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto and Fondazione Zegna, Italy, in partnership with Lafayette Anticipation, and Konstfack.
2019 - 2020 CuratorLab, Konstfack University, Stockholm
2015 - 2017 Curating Contemporary Art MA, Royal College of Art, London
2005 Corso per Curatori, School for Curatorial Studies, Venice
2003 - 2008 Degree in Sciences of Communication, curriculum in Semiotics of Visual
Communication, University of Bologna
2019 Performing Criticism Globally, workshop and grant for critics, Performing Arts Hub Norway,
Oslo, and Tanz im August, Berlin
2019 Curator-in-residence, USF Verftet, Bergen
2018 Curator-in-residence, Fire Station, Dublin
2018 CLICK International Curatorial Residency, Art Affairs and Documents Foundation, Sofia. In
collaboration with Goethe-Institut Bulgaria, Credo Bonum Gallery and Sofia Culture Directorate
2017 Neon Curatorial Exchange, NEON Organisation, Athens, and Whitechapel Gallery, London
2015 Research fellowship, MACBA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona
2013 Researcher and coordinator in the projet 'Opera Italia', Consulate of Italy in Guangzhou and
Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou
2010 Curator-in-residence at AKOSS, Yerevan. In collaboration with ACCEA Armenian Centre for
Contemporary Experimental Art, Yerevan; Visual Container, Milan; European Cultural
Foundation, Amsterdam; and Soros Foundation, New York
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