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Art historian, curator and writer, I am currently director of exhibitions and collections at the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum in Geneva.

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Current academic and curatorial research

- Art criticism on online platforms, online art hacktivism, interactions within offline spaces and online spaces, socially engaged cultural production and curation in the post-digital age

- Memory, disappearance and traces, concept of time, notions of storytelling

- Power structures and relations through visual infrastructures (in advertising and press)

Conferences

2021

Prix AICA France pour la critique d'art - Lauréate du Prix spécial du Jury

Institut National de l'Histoire de l'Art, Paris

September 21st

2020

Conversation N.1 - with Nina Haab, Emmanuelle Antille, Isaline Vuille, Laura Thiong-Toye

Swiss Art Awards 2020

Usine Kugler, Genève

October 10th

Constellations Critiques. Panel discussion moderated by Eric De Chassey

30 years of Archives de la Critiques d'Art

Musée de Beaux Arts de Rennes, France

March 4th

2019

"ERROR 403: FORBIDDEN. Decapitazioni e p0rn0: moderazione di immagini, iconoclasmo online e l'emergere del tecno-proletariato"

Immagine e Memoria nell'Era Digitale. Prospettive filosofiche, storiche e antropologiche. Convegno internazionale, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Napoli, Italy

Feb 21st

2018

"A Brave New Virtual World"

51st AICA International Congress | Taiwan

National University for Education (Sage Hall), Taipei

Nov 17th

2017

"Narratives and encounters. Notes for a curatorial praxis"

Academy of Fine Arts, Prague

Nov 30th 

2016

"Living the consensual-hallucination: a short history of cyber art"

Keynote speaker, AICA National Congress, ETOPIA Centro de Arte y Tecnologia, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain

Sept 22nd

"Cccritic! Nel piatto in cui si mangia"

Sonnenstube Art Space, Lugano, Switzerland

Feb 12th

 

"The place where the vision creeks"

Invited lecturer for Nina Haab Salon Identity of a Resident Stranger

KW Institute for contemporary art, Berlin

Jan 12th

2015

"Curatorial Toolkit for Cultural Apprentices"

MASC, Museo de Arte de Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil

Dec 08th

"Tumbling down the rabbit hole"

Art Criticism 2.0 international conference at Research Center of the Academy of Visual Arts in Prague and Vera Jirousová Award, Prague

Nov 05th

2014

"What's Next? Considerations about Art Criticism, Social Media and Internet Freedom"

AICA International Congress: Art Criticism in the Labyrinth, 8-16.10.2014, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art,

Seoul

Oct 10th

2013

"La police s'en va au musée: une étude sur la réappropriation muséale et artistique de la photographie judiciaire"

International conference Police: between fiction and non-fiction, 03/28-29/2013, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris

March 29th

Links
Panels moderation

2019

near at B11: traces and non-places, discussion with near members Salvatore Vitale, Aline D'Auria, Igor Ponti, Gianpaolo Minelli, during the 11th Biennale dell'Immagine Chiasso

Cons Arc Gallery, Chiasso, Switzerland

Sept 29th

2017

Focus with Margherita Pevere and Ivan Penov about their work Impromptus,

TheParders event 2017

Spazio ELLE, Locarno, Switzerland

August 5th

2016

Discussion with Monica Dovarch and Franco Lurà

after the projection of  S'Orchestra in Limba

TheParders event 2016

Mono spazio condiviso, Locarno, Switzerland

August 9th