Valerio Del Baglivo is a freelance curator based in Italy. His research focuses on research-based artistic practices engaging with the relations between knowledge production, institutional infrastructures and audience engagement. He is the initiator of long-term projects and platforms that discuss the social and political role of art such as The Institute of Things to Come a multifaceted yearly thematic program that use speculative and fictional arguments to imagine alternatives to the status quo and propose positions of social critique; LOCALES a curatorial platform that commissions new performances to decolonize the cultural heritage of the city of Rome; and Orchestras of Transformation an agency that combines contemporary artistic imagination with new action strategies for achieving the SDG objectives of the 2030 Agenda.
From October 2021 to October 2022 he will be Guest Curator at IASPIS with the aim of supporting the annual residency program and develop the public program. During the evening he will give a talk presenting some of his recent Projects.