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Valerio Del Baglivo – New Guest Curator at IASPIS

At the end of October, IASPIS was strengthened with a new Guest Curator, Valerio Del Baglivo. In the coming year, Valerio will, among other things, work on developing the public program. Valerio's previous experience as a curator is presented below. Welcome Valerio!

Valerio Del Baglivo is a freelance curator based in Italy. He  focuses on research-based artistic practices that analyse the relationship between knowledge production, institutional infrastructures and audience engagement, to address the social and political role of art.

He attended Curatorlab at Konstfack University (2011), and has integrated his academic training by participating in international residency programmes at The Banff Centre in Banff, ICC at Gwangju Biennale in South Korea, Wysing Art Centre in Cambridge, Futura in Prague, The Luminary in St Louis and BAR Projects in Barcelona.

In recent years, he has curated exhibitions and projects for various organisations, including Apexart, NY, Konsthall C, Stockholm, Kunsthalle WUK, Vienna, Azkuna Zentroa, Bilbao, and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin.

In 2017, he initiated The Institute of Things to Come an annual thematic programme of exhibitions, performances and workshops, which uses speculative arguments to propose alternative imaginaries and positions of social criticism. Within the framework of The Institute, he curated solo shows of artists Pauline Curnier Jardin and Melanie Bonajo, Kapwani Kiwanga, Bedwyr Williams, Mikhail Karikis, Goda Palekaitė, Alex Cecchetti, Louise Hervé & Chloé Maillet and Tai Shani.

In 2020, he and Sara Alberani co-founded the curatorial platform LOCALES. LOCALES promotes site-specific programmes, commissioning new artistic works, educational activities, talks and performances to explore the relationship between performative practices and art interventions in the public space. Within this framework, the team developed Hidden History, a three-year programme of performative interventions in the public space that re- contextualise the cultural heritage of the City of Rome through the lens of decolonial approaches; and The Orchestras of Transformation, a project that combines a series of social-media campaigns, podcast palimpsests and art interventions in the public space in support of the goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Recently, Del Baglivo was 2017 Curator in Residence and Shadow Curator at Grand Union, Birmingham; 2019 Associate External Curator at MAXXI – Museum of XXI Century for the Arts (Rome); and 2018-19 Visiting Curator of UNIDEE at Fondazione Pistoletto (Biella).

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Valerio Del Baglivo. Photo: Jacopo Tomassini.

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