Professional experience with Nordic contemporary art
Fritt Ord Foundation, Oslo
Seminar: Northwave – video documentary in Norway. 7 September
Castello Sforzesco, Milan. In collaboration with Milan Townhall and Royal Embassy of Norway
Curator of the solo exhibition “Marian Heyerdahl. Terracotta Women”, May – June.
Northwave. A Survey of Video Art in Nordic Countries, book and video screening
The book, published by Silvana Editoriale, offers a broad survey of developments in Nordic Countries video art since the 60′s until nowadays and the poetics developed by artists.
The book is bilingual (Italian / English) and includes a DVD showcasing some video preview of the artists.
The book has been supported by the following Nordic Countries institutions: Nordisk Kulturfond, The Nordic Culture Fund; Finnish Cultural Foundation, Helsinki, Finland; FRAME, Finnish Fund for Art Exchange, Helsinki, Finland; AVEK, Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture, Helsinki, Finland; Fritt Ord Foundation, Oslo, Norway; Danish Arts Council, Copenaghen, Denmark; CIA, Center for Icelandic Art, Reykjavík, Iceland.
The video screening has been realized at Scuola dei Calegheri, Venice, (June) in occasion of the launch book, and in collaboration with the Municipality of Venice, the Embassies of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden and the Cultural Association QUU; a second view has been shown at the H. C. Andersen Museum, Rome, (October), on occasion of the 5th edition of Contemporary Day, an event promoted by the Cultural Association AMACI and dedicated to the contemporary art and its audience with the support of PARC – General Directorate for Quality and the Protection of Landscape, Contemporary Architecture and Art of the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage.
Giornata del Contemporaneo, promoted by AMACI and the Italian Ministry Of Culture. In collaboration with the Stenersen Museum, Oslo
Curator of the exhibition “Roma” of Crispin Gurholt, Deviforme, Rome. October.
Momentum Konsthall, Moss, Norway
Essay in the catalogue of Marian Heyerdahl, edited by Press, Norway. June 2008.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland – FRAME
Six-days stay in Helsinki upon an invitation by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and FRAME in order to make a research trip. Meetings with artists and museum curators. May.
VM21 arte contemporanea, Rome – Festival of Photography of Rome
Curator of the Elina Brotherus solo show, April – May
Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome – Festival of Photography of Rome
Lecture regarding the Elina Brotherus’s artwork, organized by the FotoGrafia, International Photo Festival in Rome, April 2008
Skandinavisk Forenings Kunstnerhus, Rome
Lecture with Elina Brotherus, Lauri Astala, Helen Broms Sandberg
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iceland – CIA
Eight-days stay in Reykjavik upon an invitation by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iceland in collaboration with CIA in order to make a research trip. Meetings with artists and curators. October.
The Danish Arts Council – Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark – Embassy of Denmark
Six-days stay in Copenaghen upon an invitation by The Danish Arts Council in order to make a research trip. Meetings with artists and curators. June.
Text in the catalogue of Geir Egil Bergjord photo book, December
The book has been introduced in Rome, May 2008, at Z2O Gallery, within the frame of the International Festival of Photography in Rome.
Palazzo Ducale di Sassuolo, Modena
With the participation of the Swedish Embassy in Rome and the Town Council of Sassuolo. Under the patronage of the Italian Ministry of Culture.
Curator of the exhibition “Proper Motion – Gunilla Klingberg, Petra Lindholm, Sirous Namazi”, edited and wrote the essay of the catalogue published by Iperborea Edizioni, Milan. 8 – 30 October.
OCA, Office for Contemporary Art
Four-days stay in Oslo upon an invitation by OCA in order to make a research trip. Meetings with artists. October.
Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Swedish Institute, Stockholm
One week stay in Stockholm upon an invitation by the Swedish Institute in order to enlarge the knowledge of Swedish contemporary art and culture. Meetings and contacts with Iaspis and artists. August 2005
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Royal Embassy of Norway – in collaboration with OCA, Office for Contemporary Art
Upon an invitation by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 8-day stay in Oslo to get acquainted with Norwegian contemporary art. Meetings and contacts with Art Museum curators and with the artists. March 2005
Scopriamo la Svezia (Discover Sweden), “KONST! Svezia Extra – Natura”, Festival of Swedish contemporary art, various private exhibition venues, Modena
Under the High Patronage of the Swedish Royal Family and the Presidency of the Italian Republic. With the participation of the Swedish Embassy in Rome, the Swedish Institute and the Municipality of Modena. Under the patronage of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Municipality of Modena.
Curator of the personal exhibitions of Sigrid Holmwood, Stefan Lundgren, Malena Olsson, edited and wrote an article for the catalogue, 7 February– 7 March 2004.
Exhibition venues: 42Contemporaneo Art Gallery, Artealcontrario Art Gallery. Virtual visit of the show at: www.swedenabroad.com/roma
Institutum Romanum Finlandiae - Villa Lante al Gianicolo, Rome
Curator of the Italo-Finnish cultural event “Come l’acqua che scorre” (As the water that flows) which included a video screening by Silvia Stucky and a cello concert by Juho Laitinen, 23 June 2004
42Contemporaneo Gallery, Modena
Curator of the personal exhibition of Sigrid Holmwood and of the relating catalogue, 23 September – 15 October 2004
Scopriamo la Svezia (Discover Sweden), “KONST! Svezia Extra - Ordinaria”, 1st Festival of Swedish contemporary art, various public and private exhibition venues, Rome
Under the High Patronage of the Swedish Royal Family and the Presidency of the Italian Republic. With the participation of the Swedish Government, the Swedish Embassy in Rome and the Swedish Institute. Under the patronage of the Italian Ministry of Culture, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Municipal Department of Cultural Affairs of Rome.
Conceived the exhibition project, curated the series of exhibitions, edited and wrote an article for the catalogue, 30 October – 23 November 2003.
Exhibition venues: Adriano Olivetti Foundation, De Crescenzo & Viesti Art Gallery, Fontanella Borghese Art Gallery, Liliana Maniero Art Gallery, Pio Monti Art Gallery, Ugo Ferranti Art Gallery, Change+Partner Contemporary Art Gallery.
Partecipating artists: Bigert & Bergström, Linn Fernström, Front, Peter Geschwind, Jan Håfström, Henrik Håkansson, Albin Karlsson, Gunilla Klingberg, Katarina Norling, Fredrik Wretman. Virtual visit of the show at: www.swedenabroad.com/roma
State Archives, Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza, Italian Ministry of Culture, Rome
Curated the Malena Olsson exhibition and wrote the text of the exhibition catalogue, 28 – 31 May 2003.
Under the patronage of the Italian Ministry of Culture, the Embassy of Sweden and the SWEA.
Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Swedish Institute, Stockholm
Eight-day stay in Stockholm and Malmo upon an invitation by the Swedish Institute in order to know Swedish contemporary art and culture. Meetings and contacts with Art Museum curators and directors. March 2002
“Stockolm Art Fair”, YLE – Finnish Broadcating Company – Swedish Section
Interview on the Stockholm Art Fair by YLE, exhibition of Nanna Susi, 6 March 2002
Cultural Association Pio Monti, Rome
Curator of the exhibition “Rompere il ghiaccio – Artisti lapponi a Roma” (Breaking the ice – Lapp artists in Rome), wrote text in the exhibition catalogue, September/October. With the contribution of the Press and Cultural Office of the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the patronage of the Finnish Embassy in Rome and the Institutum Romanum Finlandiae.
Trevi Flash Art Museum of contemporary art (Trevi, Perugia)
Curated and conceived the exhibition called Single room and wrote the text in the catalogue, 30 June – 2 September 2001. Supported by FRAME.
Invited artists included: Miika Nyyssonen, Hannu Palosuo, Jyrki Parantainen, Nanna Susi, and Roi Vaara
Takechi Art Gallery, Kumamoto-shi, Japan
Curator and critical review of the personal exhibition of “Hannu Palosuo – Io confesso” (Hannu Palosuo – I confess), 1 July – 2 August 2001
Galleria Romberg, Latina
Curator of the personal exhibition of Nanna Susi, , 3 February – 31 March
Curator of the personal exhibition of Caroline Pipping, February – April
“Venice Biennal 2001”, YLE – Finnish Broadcasting Company – Swedish Section
Interview on the exhibition at the Nordic Pavilion during the 49th edition of the Venice Biennale by YLE, 6 June 2001
Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Helsinki
Upon an invitation by the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 6-day stay in Helsinki to get acquainted with Finnish contemporary art. Meetings and contacts with Art Museum curators and with the University of Art and Design. May 2000
Tampere Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
Critical review for the personal exhibition of Nanna Susi, Finland’s Young Artist of the Year 2000, Tampere, May – June
Curator and critical review of the personal exhibitions of Hannu Palosuo and Enzo Rovella called “Handmade”, May- June
Uusitalo Art Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
Curator and critical review of the personal exhibitions of Hannu Palosuo and Francesca Tulli, July – September
“Suomi Matkalla” – Finnish art exhibition – Romberg Art Gallery, Latina
Curator of the collective exhibition “Suomi Matkalla” featuring works by Finnish artists Hannu Palosuo, Caroline Pipping, and Nanna Susi, October 2000 – June 2001
Italian Culture Institute in Helsinki, Finland
Fifteen-day mission to Helsinki commissioned by the Italian Culture Institute in order to promote Italian contemporary art in Finland. Contacts with Finnish museums, art galleries, art critics and journalists. August 1999
Casa delle Culture, Cosenza
Exhibition curator and critical review for the collective exhibition I confini dell’Europa. Arte contemporanea dalla Finlandia (The borders of Europe. Contemporary art from Finland). Invited artists included: Elina Brotherus, Susanne Gottberg, Heli Hiltunen, Pasi Karjula, Jukka Korkeila, Anne Koskinen, and Hannu Palosuo.
Casa delle Culture, Cosenza, March – May 1999
Journalistic work on Nordic contemporary art
Arte e Critica, n.60: Review: “Momentum, Norway, presents Favoured Nations”
UniversityTv, Review: I Paesi Nordici e l’arte del collezionare, Nordic Pavillion, 53rd Venice Biennale, June
Arte e Critica, n.56: Interview with Marian Heyerdahl
Arte e Critica, n.55: Interview with Elisabeth Delin Hansen, Director of Nikolaj Art Centre in Copenaghen
Arte e Critica, n.54: Interview with Siri Hermansen. Critical zones of Social Emergency
Arte e Critica, n.54: Article: La posizione della terra / The earth position
Bazarweb, Review: Siri Hermansen. Sacrifice, May
Terzocchio, Interview with Selene Wendt, Director of the Stenersen Museum in Oslo
Ceramic. Art and Perception, Article: Marian Heyerdahl. The Terracotta Woman
Arte e Critica, n.50: Interview with Elina Brotherus
Arte e Critica, n. 49: Article: Images, sounds and performances in Iceland
Bazarweb, Review: Petra Lindholm, June
Bazarweb, Review: “Olafur Eliasson e il consume contestato”, October
Time Out magazine– Rome, Article: “Marita Liulia”, in Time Out, n.9, March 2003
Time Out magazine, Rome, Article: “Atmosfere del nord” (Northern atmospheres), in Time Out, n.5, November
Arte e Critica, n.32,: Interview: “Esko Mannikko”
Flash Art Italy: Article: “Single Room. Una stanza un artista” (Single Room. One room, one artist), in Flash Art, year 25, n.231, December 2001 – January 2002
Flash Art Italy, Review: “La strada incantata a Helsinki” (The enchanted path in Helsinki), in Flash Art, year 23, n.216, June – July
Arte e Critica, n.20, Review: “La strada incantata. Arte contemporanea a Helsinki” (The enchanted path. Contemporary art in Helsinki)