Ph.D candidate at Goldsmiths, University of London (supervisors: Irit Rogoff & Stefan Nowotny)

M.A in History of Art and Archaeology, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland

Art curator & Writer

Location: Berlin | London | Warsaw

About Me

Selected exhibitions 

2019

Nyrlathotep 

Luka Rayski | Augustin Rebetez

Municipal Gallery Warsaw, Poland

June 6th - July 9th

Andrea Marioni - EKONIZATION: Hello My Friend

Municipal Art Museum Arsenal Poznan, Poland

Jan 11th - March 3rd

2018

Merry Crisis and a Happy New Fear

Luka Rayski | Augustin Rebetez

LaRada, Locarno, Switzerland

December 14th 2018 - January 18th 2019

Nina Haab – Amnesie

Fondazione Archivio Donetta, Corzoneso, Switzerland

April 29th – October 28th

2017

Reza Khatir – Forse in un'altra vita

European Cultural Centre, Palazzo Mora, Biennale d'Arte collateral event

Venezia, Italy

May 11th – Nov 26th

Into the MU. Nathan Baker, Myriam El Haïk, Ciarán Walsh, Dusan Zahoransky

Dom Umenia - Kunsthalle Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia

Feb 16th – April 09th 

Andrea Marioni – EKONIZATION. Hello My Friend

LaRada, Locarno, Switzerland

Feb 10th – March 11th

2016

Is Anybody Home? Nina Haab, Kuai Shen, Jinwoo Yang

DISKURS Berlin, Germany

June 29th – July 24th

K.V.P. 15.5.15: Paulo Greuel

O Sitio Espaco do Arte, Florianopolis, Brazil

Jan 08th - Feb10th

2015

Far From Any Road: Anne Duk Hee Jordan, Ralf Tekaat

NON Berlin – Asia Contemporary Art Platform, Berlin, Germany

Oct 16th – Nov 07th

Verwandlungen. Eun Ji Gim

abc collateral event, Bornholmer Straße 76, Berlin, Germany

Sept17th-20th

Uncanny Valley: Vera Galesev, Eun Ji Kim, Kaori Yamashita

Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin, Germany

Pop-Up exhibition on April 4th

Future, Now. Ka Fai Choy, Li Hui, Ryo Kato, Yulia Kazakova, Jelena Martinovic, Hojun Song, Elisa Storelli

SomoS Art House, Berlin, Germany

March 5th-28th

2014

Oblivion : Anne Duk Hee Jordan, Jacob Kirkegaard, Luke Munn, Virginie Rebetez, Sam Smith

LaRada, Locarno, Switzerland

Dec 21st 2014 – Jan18th 2015

 

Oblivion : Anne Duk Hee Jordan, Jacob Kirkegaard, Luke Munn, Virginie Rebetez, Sam Smith

Zweigstelle Berlin, Berlin, Germany

May 09th - 25th

2011

Hans Steiner. Chroniques de la vie moderne/Alles wird besser

co-curated with Jean-Christophe Blaser, Daniel Girardin

Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland

Feb 08th – May 15th

2010

Gianni Poretti : Vetro che canta

Museo Casa Pessina, Ligornetto, Switzerland

March 28th – May 24th

Texts

2019

"NeuralRope#1: Nei meandri di un cervello artificiale",

Kunstbulletin, October 2019.

Georgemag: "Visite guidée: 58 Biennale de Venise"

"Luca Frei - Il Bauhaus tra Weimar, l'India e Tokyo", KunstBulletin, May 2019.

2018

"Mapping Bridges. The parrot, the lady and the camera", Malleus Maleficarum – Virginie Rebetez, Amsterdam:

Metabooks, September 2018.

 

Amnesie – Nina Haab, ex. cat., Corzoneso: Fondazione Archivio Fotografico Roberto Donetta, 2018.

Into the MU. Nathan Baker, Myriam El Haïk, Ciarán Walsh, Dusan Zahoransky, ex. cat, Bratislava: LAB Kunsthalle Bratislava, 2018.

“Living the consensus-hallucination: a short history of cyber art”, En los margenes de la ciudad, de l'arte y de la critica, under the direction of Anna Biedermann, Francisco Javier Lazaro Sebastian, Fernando Sanz Ferreruela, Zaragoza: Universidad de Zaragoza, 2018.

2017

Plein Feux! La Collection d'art de la Ville de Lausanne, edited by Philippe Kaenel and Béatrice Béguin, Lausanne: Arts&Fiction, 2017.

Georgemag: “Visite guidée: 57 Biennale de Venise”

 

“Homo Selfitor”, Miroir Miroir, edited by Marco Costantini, Lausanne: mudac, Musée d'art et design Lausanne, 2017.

2016

“Into the black”, Virginie Rebetez - Out of the Blue, co-edited with Frédérique Destribats and Simon Karlstetter,

Amsterdam: Metabooks, 2016.

“Tumbling down the rabbit hole”, transcript of the international conference Art Criticism 2.0 at Research Center of the Academy of Visual Arts in Prague and Vera Jirousová Award, Prague: Czech Republic, 2016.

2015

New Dictionary of Photography, edited by Natalie Herschdorfer, New York: Thames&Hudson, 2015.

2014

Georgemag at Paris Photo: “La Pomme d'Adam. Focus sur Paz Errazuriz”

”What's Next? Considerations about art criticism, social media and Internet freedom”, Art Criticism in a Labyrinth, Acts of the XLVII International Congress of AICA, Seoul: AICA Korea, 2014.

Oblio, edited by Elisa Rusca, with texts by Jean-François Démonet, Rebecca Howard, Charlotte « Lalou » Rousseau, Elisa Rusca, Craig Schuftan, Vincent Surmont, Berlin: Broken Dimanche Press, 2014.

2012

"Dans les coulisses du Théâtre du Crime : réappropriation muséale de la photographie forensique", in Médiatiser la

police. Policer les média. Force publique, visibilité et pouvoir, sous la direction de Michaël Meyer, Lausanne : Éditions Antipodes, 2012

2011

Hans Steiner. Chroniques de la vie moderne, edited by Daniel Girardin and Christophe Blaser, Lausanne : Éditions Photosynthèses, 2011.

2010

Face au mur. Papiers peints contemporains, edited by Marco Costantini, Lausanne : Infolio, 2010.

Gianni Poretti : Vetro che canta, ex. cat, Mendrisio: Stucchi, 2010.

Residences
Conferences

2019

Interplanetary Sexualities

Lumper Universität, Espace Libre, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland

September 28th

"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, Taiwan

Nov 17th

"Lubricant for Pinocchio. Human – machine interactions and the myth of human nature"

International Festival for Philosophy: Human Nature, 9/27-30/2018,  Ischia, Italy

Sept 28th

"Futurability in the shitstorm. Viruses of the New"

Lumpen Universität at Espace Libre, Bienne/Biel, Switzerland

June 17th

2017

"Narratives and encounters. Notes for a curatorial praxis"

Academy of Fine Arts, Prague, Czech Republic

Nov 30th 

"Don't forget to feed the troll: re-imagining post-Internet values"

International Festival for Philosophy Values: Continuity and Change, 09/23-10.01/2017, Ischia, Italy

Sept 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, 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, Germany

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, Czech Republic

Nov 05th

2014

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

AICA International Congress: Art Criticism in the Labyrinth, 8th-16th October 2014, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art,

Seoul, South Korea

Oct 10th

05/24/2016 – 05/29/2016

Resident curator at Split Galerija Umjetnina – Split Museum for Fine Arts

Split, Croatia

09/17/2013 – 12/10/2013

Resident curator at Node Center for curatorial studies

Berlin, Germany

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, CNRS, Paris, France

March 29th

2012

"Target: Iraq. Typologies de représentation de la violence en photographie de guerre"

in frame of the exhibition Histoires de violence, LAC Vevey – Local d'art contemporain, Vevey, Switzerland (www.l-a-c.ch)

Feb 03rd

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