Kunst Halle, St Gallen
(Bellinzona, 1975) is director of the Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen since 2007. He has curated shows by David Lamelas, Ryan Gander, Mariana Castillo Deball, Hassan Khan, Petrit Halilaj, Sylvia Sleigh, Dani Gal, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Jill Magid, Andrea Büttner and the group exhibition The Darknet, among others. In 2011 he was artistic coordinator of ILLUMInations, the 54th edition of the Biennale di Venezia and co-editor of the catalog and in 2013 he curated the Swiss Pavillion at the same biennial. He contributed to various magazines (Kunst-Bulletin, Frieze, Art-Review, Parkett), published in catalog and edited several publications like PSYOP Post 9/11 Leaflets and CEAU (both with Christoph Büchel). He was President of the Swiss Federal Art Commission (2017—2019) and is a member of the board of the Istituto Svizzero in Rome. He is a curator of Art Basel Unlimited and currently lives and works between Zurich and St.Gallen.
MAMBO Museo de Arte Moderna
de Bogotà, Bogotà
(Naples, 1975) is Chief Curator at MAMBO – Museo de Arte Moderno
de Bogotà. From 2017 to 2019 he was Senior Curator at PICA – The Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts in Perth, Western Australia. From 2009 to 2016 he held various curatorial positions at MADRE Museum in Naples, where, since 2013, as Curator at Large, he has been involved in the development of the museum’s collection. Here he co-curated the first major institutional exhibitions in Italy of Boris Mikhailov and Francis Alys, a complex project conceived by Daniel Buren in two stages and the retrospectives dedicated to Vettor Pisani and Giulia Piscitelli. Viola collaborated as guest curator for numerous Italian and international institutions, curating, among others, anthologies dedicated to Regina Jos Galindo (Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, 2016); Karol Radziszewski (CoCA – Center of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu, Torun, 2014); Mark Raidpere (EKKM – The Contemporary Art Museum of Tallinn, 2013); Marina Abramović (PAC – Milan, 2012); Francesco Jodice (MSU – The Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, 2011), ORLAN (MAMC – Musèe d’art moderne et contemporain, Saint Etienne, 2007). In 2015 he curated the Estonian Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale. He is the curator of the Italian Pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale.
Ciaccia Levi Gallery, Paris
(Salerno, 1985) is an independent curator and Gallery Director at Ciaccia Levi in Paris. Art historian, specialised in the administration and management of contemporary artistic production, her research is focused on Sound Art practices and the issues related to their existence in the exhibition space. As director of Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples, from 2017 to 2020, she is responsible for the collection and organises exhibitions of Mark Dion, Jimmie Durham, Peter Bartoš, Henrik Hakansson, Wilfredo Prieto, Luca Gioacchino Di Bernardo, Jason Dodge, and Studio for Propositional Cinema. As director of T293 gallery, Naples, from 2011 to 2016, she is responsible for residencies, productions, archives, and in 2015 she is coordinator for the presentation of James Beckett for the Belgian Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale. She is guest curator for the independent space TARSIA in Naples. She lives and works in Paris.
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