seminar

Democracy and Dramaturgy. Notes on Curating Socially Engaged Art

 

Seminar with Andrea Phillips to discuss the contradictions at the heart of democratic dramaturgies, with regard to the Visible Project.

2020

public programme

5th Visible Award

 

Presenting projects by Forensic Architecture, Richard Bell, Luke Ching, and Otobong Nkanga at

Lafayette Anticipations, Paris. Visible is a project by Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto and Fondazione Zegna.

2019

curated exhibition

Paisajes Esenciales

 

The IEB Institut d'Estudis Baleàrics, Ibiza, presents 4 balearic artists reasoning on the various declensions at JustMAD, Palacio de Neptuno, Madrid (Feb 2019) and JustLX, Museo de Carris, Lisbon (May 2019).

2019

curated exhibition

On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

 

Goethe-Institut, Sofia 

 

Ergin Cavusoglu, Pravdoliub Ivanov, Vikenti Komitski, Stefan Nikolaev, Nedko Solakov, Krassimir Terziev, Alexander Valchev 

2018

essay

Jordi Colomer

An essay presenting the main projects of the Catalan artists with special focus on his participative projects across theatre and architecture, including his projects for the 57th Venice Biennale and Manifesta12.

2018

with Sprovieri, London

Pedro Cabrita Reis, Jimmie Durham, Cildo Meireles

Sprovieri, London

 

Group show of the three conceptual artists in collaboration with Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo

2018

with Arcade, London

Ahali: A Journal for Setting a Setting

 

ARCO, Madrid 

 

Presentation of the project by Turkish artist Can Altaj, Ahali, originated as a sporadic publication reflecting on the notion of community.

2018

essay

Why Don't Curators Like Art?

 

dissertation for the MA in Curating Contemporary Art, Royal College of Art, London

A reflection on cultural policy and instrumentalisation of art and curatorial practices. 

2017

curated exhibition

We Exist: Self-Portraits in Prison

 

Online exhibition documenting the participative project of Cristina Nuñez with a group of students of the Oslo Fotokunstskole and groups of inmates of three Norwegian prisons: Bredtveit, Ila and Ullersmo.

 

2016

research

MACBA Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona

 

Research fellowship at the MACBA to research on Catalan contemporary art, with special references to how political events influenced art practices from the Spanish Civil War onward.

2015

curated exhibition

Cristina Nuñez: Someone To Love

 

Boiler Room, Oslo

Images forming a sort of "lifeline" and a video portray the artists and her family, investigating the relationships with and among them.

2014

research

Opera Italia

 

Consulate of Italy in Guangzhou and Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou

Coordinator of the research project about the classical heritage in Italian contemporary art.

2013

curated exhibition

Boston - Como

 

Various sites, Como

15 artists from Como and 15 artists from Boston in comparison on history and society in Italy and the States. Co-curated with James Hull.

2013

exhibition text

Sonia Barrett: Othering Sea/Home

 

Trapani Biennale

The installations of the German-Jamaican artist brought up in England, China and Cyprus refer to feminine identity and multiculturalism. 

2013

curated exhibition

Nascita dell'uomo libero

 

Villa Bolasco and Galleria Flavio Stocco, Castelfranco Veneto

Solo show by Italian young artist Mattia Novello working between installation and photography.

2012

curated exhibition

Claudio Cavallaro

 

Sponge Living Space, Pesaro Urbino

His studied scenographies exploit the shadow and a type of lighting particularly suggestive and symbolic when not directly perceptible by man.

2012

exhibition text

Silvia Mei: Incarnati in natura

 

Modena, Underdog Studio

Irreverent and sour caricatures, where ugliness is magnified and placed in the foreground with an underground attitude.

2012

curated exhibition

Fragile: Handle With Care

 

Lu.C.C.A. Lucca Centre for Contemporary Art

The project focused on fragility through vides by 18 international artists, including: Sonia Balassanian, Zackary Drucker, Masbedo. 

2011

curated exhibition

Guido Airoldi: Circus Lupiensis

 

Castello Carlo V, Lecce

The solo show presents a comprehensive selection of de-collages of animal stolen from circus posters and decontextualised.

2011

residency programme

AKOSS NGO Residency Programme, Yerevan

 

3-week residency for an exchange between Italy and Armenia supported by European Cultural Foundation, Amsterdam; and Open Society by Soros Foundation, New York.

2010

curated exhibition

To Find A Video

 

Castello di Rivara Centro d'Arte Contemporanea, Torino

Dafne Boggeri, Rita Casdia, Sabina Grasso, Luca C. Mander, Christian Rainer, Elisa Strinna

 

2010

curated exhibition

Dany Vescovi: Natura viva

 

Galleria Marelia, Bergamo, and YvonneArtecontemporanea, Vicenza

2010

curated exhibition

Luca Bidoli: Straziami ma di baci saziami

Fondazione Villa Benzi Zecchini, Treviso, and Galleria L'Occhio, Venice

2009

review

Alejandro Vidal at Artra, Milan

Exibart (Italian)

Oltre il concetto del bene e del male. La ricerca di un’estetica della violenza che trascenda gli eventi.

2009

review

Massimo Bartolini at Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan

Exibart (Italian)

Da un ricordo d'infanzia parte una riflessione riassunta in una suggestiva unica installazione.

2008

essay

On Translation:

Antoni Muntadas and the Politics of Translation in Visual Arts (1995 - 2015)

 

Published in Studies in Visual Arts and Communication Journal Vol. 6(2), December 2019.

2020

exhibition text

The Silicon Dawn

 

Stella Rahola Matutes

 

Text for the installation at Laurie Grove Baths, Goldsmiths College, London, part of the MFA Degree Show 2019.

2019

curated exhibition

Politics of Translation

 

Goldsmiths College, London, part of Deptford X Festival, and The Stone Space, gallery of the Leytonstone Public Library, London

Stella Rahola, Sofia Uquillas, Paul Wood

2018 - 2019

residency programme

CLICK International Curatorial Residency

Art Affairs and Documents Foundation, Sofia 

 

In Collaboration with Goethe-Institut Bulgarien, Credo Bonum Foundation and supported by the Programme Culture of the City of Sofia.

2018

presentation slides

What's the Contemporary Relevance of the APG?

Presentation at Flat Time House, London, about the relevance of the Artist Placement Group from 1965 to today's art scene, with special reference to its influence on my curatorial practice.

2018

with Sprovieri, London

Yesterday's Sandwich

 

Sprovieri, London 

Solo show of Boris Mikhailov with photographs from the series Yesterday’s Sandwich and projection of the original slide slow of images.

2018

with Arcade, London

John Wallbank

 

DAMA, Palazzo Saluzzo Paesana, Torino

The project respond to the Baroque architecture of the space colonising it via contrasts with Wallbank's papier-mâche monumental sculpture.

2017

curated exhibition

Doing It In Public

 

Beaconsfield Gallery, London

An exhibition about post-industrial society with specific focus on the context of the Nine Elms, one of Europe’s biggest regeneration zones. 

2017

curated exhibition

Eutopia: L'Europa come corpo Complesso

 

Fusion Gallery, Turin

Renzo Marasca uses painting to reasons on ideologies and recent changes in Europe. 

2016

curated exhibition

Acqua Aura: The Hidden Project

 

IIC Italian Institute of Culture and Galería H20, Barcelona

A show challenging the audience experimenting on new possibilities of display.

2015

curated exhibition

Philip Hui Kim Ho

 

Red Elation Gallery, Hong Kong

Solo show of the young Hong Kong painter depicting adventures in nature between tradition and fantasy.

2014

curated exhibition

State of Matter

 

Solo show by Danilo Giannoni. Co-curated with Lily Leung. Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong; and IIC Italian Institute of Culture, Los Angeles. in collaboration with Eastation Gallery, Beijing and Hong Kong.

2013

curated exhibition

Cristina Nuñez: But Beautiful

 

Sponge Living Space, Pesaro-Urbino

A journey through the artist's past as a drug addict and prostitute linked to her ancestors' life and Spain recent history.

2013

exhibition text

Carlo Colli: Section #1

 

Artcore, Bari

Black geometric lines frame the space through a site-specifc intervention, while drawings folded on themselves become three-dimensional works.

2013

curated exhibition

Agostino Arrivabene: Theoin

 

First Gallery, Rome

Ancient and new mythologies are told by a sophisticated painting recovering techniques of the old Italian masters.

2012

exhibition text

Growing in Lightness

 

Kaleidoskope, Berlin

Sabrina Casadei and Giulio Zanet start from the book Invisible Cities to elaborate a collaborative installation about journeys of the mind.

2012

curated exhibition

Faulty Fables

 

00180 Project Room, Helsinki

Young Italian artists (including Silvia Camporesi and Christian Niccoli) describe their country trough metaphorical fables that went wrong. 

2011

curated exhibition

Ararat Stories

 

Visual Container, Milan

A video art exhibition of Armenian artists (including Sonia Balassanian) representing their country and society.

2011

curated exhibition

Suspense

 

Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice

Part of Spazio Elastico, an initiative with which the Foundation has been hosting events aimed at supporting artistic research in the Veneto region.

2010

curated exhibition

Arianna Carossa: Sound of My Soul

 

Castello di Rivara Centro d'Arte Contemporanea, Torino

Site specific and multi media installations dealing with the meaning of 'authenticity'.

2010

curated exhibition

Cristina Treppo: Interno bianco

 

YvonneArtecontemporanea, Vicenza

An assemblage of single white sculptures is built recovering found furniture that the artist transforms into a non-functional yet intimate space.

2010

curated exhibition

Imagine: La nuova visione della generazione anni '80

GiaMaArt Studio, Benevento

Including: Linda Carrara, Rudy Cremonini, Nebojsa Despotovic, Elena Monzo, Giulio Zanet

2010

review

Vadim Fishkin at Laura Bulian Gallery, Milan

Flash Art (Italian)

Il sogno irrealizzabile di controllare il tempo in una installazione dell'artista russo.

2009

review

Renata Poljak at Artopia, Milan

Exibart (Italian)

In cosa crediamo? Attraverso un excursus storico e politico, i video di una giovane artista croata tentano di fornire una risposta. 

2009

review

Urs Lüthi at Galleria L'Elefante, Treviso

Exibart (Italian)

A metà tra il maschile e il femminile, tra il bianco e il nero. Non siamo solo quello che sembriamo, perchè basta poco per sembrare tutt’altro...

2006

review

Book review: "Introduction to Bulgarian Contemporary Art 1982-2015" by Vessela Nozharova

 

Published in Journal of Curatorial Studies Vol. 8(2), November 2019.

2020

residency programme

USF Verftet, Bergen

 

A 1-month residency at USF supported by the Municipality of Bergen. An online exhibition and a publication, Morning Mood, on new context-based curatorial models are being prepared for release in early 2020.

2019

exhibition text

Rósa Sigrún Jónsdóttir 

 

A temporary commission to Icelandic artist Rósa Sigrún Jónsdóttir in 14 windows of the street Van Der Helstplein, Amsterdam. Gross (Grasses) is an installation involving the reproduction of healing plants by crochet.
 

2018 - 2019

residency programme

Fire Station International Curators Residencies Programme

Fire Station, Dublin 

2 weeks of studio visits across Fire Station and Temple Bar Gallery + Studios.

2018

with Sprovieri, London

Sprovieri at Frieze London

 

Frieze London 

 

Giorgio Andreotta Calò, Francesco Arena,

Pedro Cabrita Reis, Jimmie Durham, and Jannis Kounellis 

2018

with Sprovieri, London

Nan Goldin / Boris Mikhailov

 

Photo London, Somerset House, London

 

In the context of Photo London, Sprovieri presents works by Nan Goldin and Boris Mikhailov, two masters of intimacy and life on the margins. 

2018

research

Neon Curatorial Exchange

 

Programme and award for young curators in UK and Greece organised by NEON Foundation, Athens, and Whitechapel Gallery, London in collaboration with Dimitris Daskalopoulos's 

collection.

2017

curated exhibition

POST.COM

 

EAC, Montevideo

Yamile Calderon, Marcus Coates, Christian Niccoli, Cristina Nuñez, the collective Jennifer Rosa, and Pilvi Takala

2016 - 2017

presentation slides

Back to the Future: Can new art practices arise from curating archives?

 

Paper presented during the symposium 'Institutions and Archives' at Royal Festival Hall, London. Organised by Birkbeck, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Art and Royal College of Art.

2015

facilitated project

Renzo Marasca: Studio 13.2

 

Piramidón Centre d'Art Contemporani, Barcelona

Realised during Renzo Marasca's residency in Barcelona, the project re-elaborates the city landscape and the connection of its elements.

2015

curated project

Her/Story: Women Behind the Camera

 

An exchange project between Norway and Spain about feminine identity in the two contry. The project consisted of workshops, filmed conversations and exhibitions in various locations of Oslo, Barcelona and Madrid.

2013 - 2014

curated exhibition

Renzo Marasca: Ideologie der Nature

 

Corpo 6 Galerie, Berlin

New works responding to the artist's research on the nature of form and painting and their relationship to ideas and ideologies.

2013

exhibition text

Cristina Gori: Vault Over

 

IKONA International School of Photography, London

The artist transforms herself into some of the sculptures from Qin Shi Huang’s Terracotta Army. 

2013

curated exhibition

Michelle-Marie Letelier: Doomed Scape

 

Perlini Arte Contemporanea, Padua

The project draws from the biographic link between the artist in landscapes subjected to exploitation such as copper mines in Chile.

2012

curated exhibition

Schimmel auf Leinwand

 

Walter Bischoff Galerie, Berlin

Cultivations of mold multiply and reproduce 

through spores, dominating the painting that they have in fact created in an unconscious way.

2012

exhibition text

Marco La Rosa: Dasein

 

Adiacenze, Bologna

The show present the artist as a demiurge through the rereading of five particular geometrical figures: the Platonic solids.

2012

curated exhibition

Vulpes Pilum Mutare

 

Musei Civici, Bassano del Grappa, Vicenza

Among the artists: Franko B., Matteo Basilè, Francesco Carone, Vittorio Corsini, Marco Fantini, Laurina Paperina.

2011

curated exhibition

Matko Vekic: La gravità del tempo

 

YvonneArtecontemporanea, Vicenza

An exhibition continuing Vekic's project at the  at the 53th Venice Biennale, a reflection about new media and the structures of modern living.

2011

curated exhibition

Italian Container: The Italian Emerging Video-Art Comes To Yerevan

 

ACCEA Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art, Yerevan

14 videos by Italian artists.

2010