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Cecilia Alemani

Expertbesök i Stockholm 10 – 12 mars 2020


Cecilia Alemani is an Italian curator based in New York. Currently, she is the Curator of the upcoming 59th International Art Exhibition (2021) in Venice. Since 2011, she has been the Donald R. Mullen, Jr. Director & Chief Curator of High Line Art, the public art program presented by the High Line in New York. During this time she has developed an expertise in commissioning and producing ambitious artworks for public and unusual spaces. In addition to overseeing major projects by some of today’s most influential artists, Alemani has organized group exhibitions of work by emerging artists and spearheaded the High Line Plinth.
In 2018, Alemani served as Artistic Director of the inaugural edition of Art Basel Cities: Buenos Aires, for which she curated the multilayered exhibition Hopscotch (Rayuela). The following year, in 2019, she was invited by Art Basel to commission a new iteration of Aggregate, a performative work by Alexandra Pirici. In 2017, she envisioned the groundbreaking show Il Mondo Magico as Curator of the Italian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. From 2012 to 2017, she curated Frieze Projects, the nonprofit platform of the Frieze Art Fair. In previous years, she has been involved with Performa 11, No Soul For Sale, X Initiative, the Venice Film Festival, and Turin’s Artissima, among other organizations. As an independent curator, she has organized many exhibitions in museums, nonprofit spaces, and galleries, including Gió Marconi Gallery, Milan (2019, 2009); Blum and Poe, Los Angeles (2011); MoMA/PS1, New York (2010); and the Whitney Museum, New York (2006).
Alemani received a BA in Philosophy from the Università degli Studi in Milan and an MA in Curatorial Studies from Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. She has served as a contributor to numerous publications, including Artforum.com and Mousse Magazine, and has had a weekly column in D, Repubblica since October 2019.

In collaboration with the The Danish Arts Foundation and OCA: The Office for Contemporary Art Norway.


Uppdaterad: 2020-03-06 Tipsa om sidan

Cecilia_Alemani (courtesy The High Line). Photo by Liz Ligon.

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