Contributors

  • Marco Antonini: writer and independent curator, lives and works in New York, where he is director of NURTUREart, a non-profit space for contemporary art, based in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
  • Mirene Arsanios: art critic and curator, based in Beirut. She is co-founder of 98weeks project space and teaches at the American University of Beirut’s Fine Arts department. Her writings have been published in Bidoun, Flash Art International, The Rumpus and Ibraaz Magazine.
  • Achim Borchardt-Hume: lives and works in London. After having been chief curator at Whitechapel Gallery, he is currently Head of Exhibitions at Tate Modern.
  • Lorenzo Benedetti: curator and art critic, since 2008 he is the director of the Art Center De Vleeshal in Middelburg (Netherlands). He has been the director of Fondazione Volume! in Rome, curator of the Museum Marta Herford (Germany) and of the SoundArtMuseum in Rome, a space dedicated to sound in visual art. Between 2009 and 2010 he was guest curator at La Kunsthalle in Mulhouse (France). In 2013 he will be the curator of the Dutch Pavilion at 55. Venice Biennale.
  • Cecilia Canziani: curator and art historian, is co-director of the programme at Nomas Foundation in Rome and founding member of the non-profit organization 1:1projects. Her practice focuses on the analysis and deconstruction of structures and rituals that determine the production and reception of exhibitions.
  • Adam Carr: is a curator and writer. He was recently a guest curator for Castello di Rivoli, Turin. In May 2012 he was appointed Curator/Head of Exhibitions at MOSTYN, Wales. Previously he has worked for ICA, London; from 2006 to 2007 he was an adjunct curator for Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, and later in 2007 he became a visiting professor at Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norway. He was one of the curators of Artissima art fair, Turin, organizing a section of Present Future and curating the exhibition THE STORE. He is editor in chief of Archive Journal, published by Archive Books.
  • Luca Cerizza: is a writer and curator, who lives in Berlin and Milan. He has curated several exhibitions and published many essays for art magazines and catalogues. Between the latest publications Arte Povera (Kunsthaus Basel), Phil Collins (Frieze d/e) and Michael Riedel (David Zwirner, New York).
  • Jean-Max Colard: is an art critic and independent curator, chief editor of the arts page of the French magazine Les Inrockuptibles. Alumnus from the Ecole Normale Supérieure, PhD and associate in modern literature, he is a Lecturer in Lille 3 University where he teaches contemporary French literature.
  • José Luis Corazón Ardura: writer, art critic and independent curator based in Madrid. Co-director of the curatorial group COMMISSION. The international exhibition projects he curated, offer a vision of iconoclasm from a nihilistic perspective linked to contemporary Spanish art.
  • Ory Dessau: art curator and writer, lives and works in Tel-Aviv. He has curated Gregor Shneider’s projects in Israel: “Sculptures, Photographs and Videos” (Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv), and “21 Beach-Cells” on Herzliya’s beach. He curated the exhibition “The Second Strike”, the central exhibition for the 3rd Herzliya Biennial.
  • Dobrila Denegri: lives and works between Rome and Belgrade. She was artistic director of NKA/ICA, Belgrade (2002-2010) and she’s currently artistic director of the CoCA Torun, Poland.
  • Benedetta Di Loreto: art critic and curator she founding member of 1:1 projects, an independent network for the research and production of contemporary art. Founder and artistic director of qwatz, an art residence program based in Rome, she collaborates with international artists and institutions. She is scientific representative on the relationship between art and business companies for the design brand Adele-C.
  • Giulia Ferracci: she is curator at MAXXI, Rome, where she, she co-curated with Hans Ulrich Obrist and Gunnar B. Kvaran the exhibition “Indian Highway” (2011), curated the Italian Contemporary Art Prize (2012) and William Kentridge’s solo show.
  • Chris Fitzpatrick: is Director of Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp (Belgium).
  • Julien Fronsacq: art critic and teacher, is curator at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, since 2007.
  • Ilaria Gianni: is a curator and writer based in Rome. She is currently co-Director of Nomas Foundation, Rome. She holds the position of Adjunct Professor of Art History at the John Cabot University, Rome. In 2008 she co-founded the art publishing collective IMpress, and since 2009 she is associate member of the collective Art at Work. In 2012 she was one of the curators of Furla Art Award.
  • Martin Holman: is a London-born writer on modern and contemporary visual art. His work has appeared in the exhibition catalogues of public and private galleries and in leading magazines since 1978. He is the author of three career monographs of living British artists. He has been associated with exhibitions by Italian Arte Povera artists and their allies, in particular Paolo Icaro, Pino Pascali and Gilberto Zorio.
  • Vincent Honoré: is an independent curator. He lives in Paris and London. He is the co-founder and co-editor of the London-based journal Drawing Room Confessions. He was a curator at Palais de Tokyo and Tate Modern. He is currently director and curator of the David Roberts Art Foundation in London and curator of La Kunsthalle Mulhouse (France).
  • Valentinas Klimasauskas: is a curator and writer based inVilnius who writes shows and curates texts.
  • Nicoletta Lambertucci: lives and works in London, where she is currently assistant curator at David Roberts Art Foundation. Graduated in philosophy, she has been an aesthetics and art theory researcher at Goldsmiths College.
  • Federica La Paglia: Independent art critic and curator, she focuses on socio-political themes and relational art with a close look at the Latin American context. Next to the collaboration with galleries and international institutions, she also works with independent institutions and participative projects, concentrating on the relationship between art and the social community.
  • Ulrich Loock: art critic and curator, lecturer at the University of the Arts, Bern, lives in Berlin. He has been the co-director of the Museu Serralves, Oporto. Some of the shows he recently curated presented the work of David Goldblatt, Guy Tillim, Ahlam Shibli, Erik van Lieshout, Tatjana Doll, Wilhelm Sasnal, Eberhard Havekost, Johannes Kahrs, Magnus Plessen, Katharina Grosse, Marlene Dumas, Thomas Schütte.
  • Orsola Mileti: Head of the permanent collection of Nomas Foundation in Rome and of the archive of Fondazione Calzolari, she teaches History of environmental visual art (PGA, “La Sapienza”, Roma).
  • Costanza Paissan: is an art-historian, curator and critic based in Rome. Between 2008 and 2011 she was curator at MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art, where she curated the series of exhibitions “roommates/coinquilini” on the emerging Roman scene and coordinated several exhibition projects and publications. In 2012 she was curator-in-residence at La Galerie in Noisy-le-Sec (France).
  • Post Brothers: is a critical enterprise that includes Matthew Post, a curator, writer and artist currently working in San Francisco, California.
  • Riccardo Previdi: lives and works in Berlin. He is co-founder with Massimiliano Buvoli and Patrick Tuttofuoco of the artistic collective Super! He participated to various group and solo exhibitions including: “Black Hole Sun”, Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, Rome (2010); “Chrome”, Kunstverein Arnsberg. He collaborates with Francesca Minini, Milan and with Sommer & Kohl, Berlin. In 2011 he took part in the artist’s residency program Civitella Ranieri – CRF2011.
  • Grazia Quaroni: Lives and works in Paris where she is curator at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain. Regularly collaborates with various institutions such as the Cité de la Musique in Paris and the Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona. She is associate professor at La Sorbonne of Paris.
  • Filipa Ramos: art critic and curator, lives in Italy, where she is Project Manager at Fondazione Ratti, Como. In 2009, she launched the new Gallery of Massimo De Carlo in London. She is co-author of the book Lost and Found – Crisis of Memory in Contemporary Art (Silvana editoriale, Milan, 2009) and editor of Manifesta Journal.
  • Christiane Rekade: independent curator based in Berlin. She runs together with Simone Neuenschwander the exhibition space OSLO10 in Basel.
  • Caterina Riva is an Italian curator and currently the director of ARTSPACE, Auckland, New Zealand. Prior to that she has been one of the founders of FormContent, a project space in London, (2007-2010) and she was the coordinator of the Advanced Course in Visual Arts for Fondazione Ratti in Como (2004-2008).
  • Elena Giulia Rossi: independent curator, lives and works in Rome. Since 2002 she works at MAXXI of Rome, where she curated the series of events “NetSpace” (2005-2008) and “NETinSPACE”, 2010. She writes for several catalogs and magazines. She is the author of Archeonet (Lalli: Siena, 2003) and editor of Eduardo Kac: Move 36 (Filigranes Éditions: Paris, 2005).
  • Sara Schifano: She graduated in Architecture at the Politecnico of Milan. In 2008 he finished the master in “Communication and organization for contemporary art” at the Accademia di Brera with a thesis on contemporary Indian art. She writes on art and design on magazines as DHD and Dlux (Design Diffusion). Since 2011 she writes regularly on contemporary art and books on Grazia.it(Mondadori), publication for which she also takes care of the agenda of cultural events.
  • Chris Sharp: writer, critic and american independent curator based in Paris. He’s editor-at-large of Kaleidoscope and contributor of Art Review. He currently writes for several international art magazines, included Frieze, Mousse, Afterall. He has recenlty concluded a period of residency at Nomas Foundation finalised to a research about the Roman scene.
  • Marina Sorbello: art curator, journalist and critic, lives and works in Berlin where she co-founded uqbar, a project which started in 2007. Among her most recent projects:”Italiens | junge Kunst in der Botschaft” (Embassy of Italy, Berlin, 2010-2011),”Transient Spaces – The Tourist Syndrome” (Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, NGBK, Berlin, 2009-2010); “Cairoscape. Images, Imagination and Imaginary of a Contemporary Mega City” (Kunstraum Kreuzberg Bethanien and other places, Berlin, 2008).
  • Raimar Stange: freelance art critic and curator, lives and works in Berlin. Regularly contributes to Flash Art International and Kunst-Bulletin. He is a member of Berlin’s Art Critics Orchestra.
  • Felix Vogel: is an art historian and independent curator. Recent curatorial projects include the 4th Bucharest Biennale “Handlung. On Producing Possibilities” (Bucharest, 2010), “The Realism Question” (Stockholm, 2010) and “Scenarious about Europe” (Leipzig, 2011-2012).
  • Gavin Wade: is director of Eastside Projects, Birmingham. In 2010 he received the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Breakthrough Fund Award for exceptional cultural entrepreneurs.
  • Mike Watson: is a theorist and writer who contributes regularly for Frieze, Art Review, Art Monthly, Flash Art International and Radical Philosophy. He recently completed writing his doctoral thesis in Philosophy at Goldsmiths College and is currently working on a book entitled Joan of Art; Towards a Conceptual Militancy for Zer0 Books.
  • Catherine Wood: is curator of Contemporary Art & Performance at Tate Modern, London.
  • Marianne Zamecznik:  freelance curator, writer and exhibition designer, currently based in Berlin. Her most recent and upcoming projects include the exhibition “The Feast at the European Culture Congress” in Wroclaw, Poland and the sixth edition of Momentum, the Nordic biennial in Moss (Norway), entitled Imagine Being Here Now.