rita canarezza & pier paolo coro research project artists (2004-2014)
alessandro castiglioni curator
roberto daolio curator from 2004 to 2013
enrico lunghi, friedemann malsch, mark mangion, louli michaelidou
kevin mulhen, svetlana racanović, halldór björn runólfsson scientific supervisors of the curatorial team from 2010 to 2013
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A Natural Oasis? | A Transnational Curatorial Research Program curated by alessandro castiglioni, simome frangi
eremire krasniqi, giulia gregnanin, valerie visanich, lenka dorojević, chiara cartuccia,
maya tounta, sergey kantsedal, rachel pafe, research curatorial team
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roberto daolio (1948 - 2013) Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Anthropology of Art, at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, he has been critic and historian of contemporary art.
alessandro castiglioni Art historian and curator, he’s working since 2004 at the Museum MAGA of Gallarate, Italy, where he coordinates the Biennium Specialist in Education for the Museum, with the Aldo Galli Academy of Como. He’s visiting lecturer (Honor Fellowship in English) in Phenomenology and Art Critics at the Catholic University of Milan.
simome frangi (Como, 1982. Lives and works between Milan and Grenoble) is a cultural researcher, art writer and curator. He holds a french-italian PhD in Aestethics and Theory of Art and he’s qualified researcher in Philosophy and Art Theory at Conseil National des Universités (FR). He’s currently artistic director of Viafarini – Non-profit Organization for Contemporary Artistic Research (Milan, IT) and co-curator of DOCVA - Documentation Center for Visual Arts (Milan. IT). He’s co-curator of Live Works - Performance Act Award at Centrale Fies (Trento, IT) and co-director of A Natural Oasis | A Transnational Research Program organized by Little Constellation - Network of Contemporary Art focused on Geo-cultural Micro-areas and Small States of Europe for BJCEM. He’s Lecturer of Theory of Contemporary Art at Fine Arts and Design Academy in Grenoble, where he’s co-founder of the research program Practices of Hospitality. Among recent curatorial projects: Stage as a Social Platform (XXI Triennale International Exhibition of Milan, Teatro Continuo, Milan, 2016); Posthypnotic (Museion, Bozen, 2015); Documetarism (Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella 2015); Kapwani Kiwanga (Viafarini, Milan 2015); Notes on Orientalism. Video practices at the age of radical difference (Viafarini, Milan 2015); Maria Iorio & Raphael Cuomo (Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice 2015); Performance Labour (Zhdk, Zurich 2014); Géographies Nomades (ENSBA, Paris 2012); Room, freedom (Rosascape, Paris 2012). His current research focuses on the interpolation of the notions of performativity and reality, on the social and political intelligibility of artistic research and on self-education and horizontal educational practices.
enrico lunghi Curator and historian of contemporary art, he’s director of the Mudam - National Museum of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
friedemann malsch Critic and historian of modern and contemporary art, he’s director of the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein.
mark mangion Artist and curator of the Malta Contemporary Art Project.
louli michaelidou Historian and curator of contemporary art, since 2007 she is the commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus Pavilion for the Venice Art Biennale.
kevin mulhen Currently artistic director of Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain, he has been curating at Casino Luxembourg since 2004 before taking over the artistic direction in 2009. He studied art history at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium and Université Marc Bloch in Strasbourg, France.
svetlana racanović Graduated in History of Art at the Faculty for Philosophy in Belgrade, Serbia. She obtained M.A. degree from the Management of Cultural and Artistic Activities in Dijon, France. She is a Ph.D. candidate at the Faculty for Drama Arts in Belgrade. She is author/curator of the: The Fridge Factory and Clear Waters – Presentation of Marina Abramovic Community Center Obod Cetinje, 54th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, Montenegrin pavilion, 2011 - national co-commissioner and co-curator.
halldór björn runólfsson Modern and contemporary art historian, he’s director of the National Gallery of Iceland.