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. M.A thesis on photography theory with Olivier Lugon and Gianni Haver "Typologies de représentation de la violence dans la photographie de guerre."

Art curator & Writer

Berlin | London | Warsaw

About Me

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

Current academic 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 narratives and search for alternative narratives in order to re-imagine the possibility of a future

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

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, presented during the festival-off of the 70th Locarno Film Festival

Spazio ELLE, Locarno, Switzerland

August 5th

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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