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Veronica VALENTINI
Membre du Conseil d'adminsitration de C-E-A

Biography


Vit à : Barcelone

Veronica Valentini is a curator, researcher and educator based in Barcelona with an international experience in contemporary art of more than ten years. Her curatorial praxis promotes the production of social knowledge through the informal setting of distributed and situated learning process based on “radical sociability, informality and itinerancy”. Valentini’s areas of interests lies on collective, institutional and feminist practices, intersectional perspective, and the conditions created by artistic and non-artistic environment by all cultural agents and practitioners.

She is founding director of E.M.M.A and co-founding director of BAR project, two self-run curatorial organizations considered as tools for thought, imagination and action. Since is also official mediator for the Concomitentes (New Patrons/Nouveaux Commanditaires) citizen art program in Spain sponsored by the Daniel & Nina Carasso Foundation (Madrid) that promote the creation of artworks that engage with their social context inviting civil society groups to become the citizen-commissioners of an artwork. Currently, she is working with functional diversity activists of Movement for Independent Life of Barcelona on the project Diversorium: a communal space in which to come together and celebrate human diversities and difference through cabaret, dance, workshops, talk and parties in a night club and a civic centre of the city.

She studied at PEI-Independent Study Program of the MACBA museum with philosopher Paul B. Preciado and at the International Curatorial Training Program of Ecole du Magasin in Grenoble (FR); she holds a MA in Visual Arts/Historical & Artistic Heritage and graduated in Fine Arts both in Italy. During 2020, she is attending “Commissioning and Curating Contemporary Public Art”, a freestanding course delivered by the Valand Academy/University of Gothenburg.

EXPOSITIONS

2020 Sentir tous les jours. Technologies au quotidian, group show at Mecenes du Sud, Montpellier

2019 Trap, Gina Folly’s show at Swimming Pool, Sofia

Shadow writing n.II, Lorenzo Sandoval’s show at Swimming Pool, Sofia

Twofold sea, Leonor Serrano Rivas’s show at Mahal Art Space, Tanger

2018 Mystery Of Love, Raul Hott and Sophie Mallett’s show at Matadero, Madrid

2017 A show with more voices / DO. The method, group show with Jon Mikel Euba, Leonor Serrano Rivas, June Crespo,

Juan Lopez, Cristina Garrido, Anna Dot, Plataforma Revolver, Lisbon

Ob Skene, Belen Zahera’s solo show at Care/of, Milan

Meeting with a double agent, Beatriz Olabarrieta’s solo show at Syntax, Lisbon

Deserto, Jacopo Miliani’s solo show at Matadero, Madrid

Boustrophedon, group show at CAC Fabra i Coats, Barcelona

2016 Surface Matters, group show at Glassbox, Paris

The Splash Room, Camille Tsvethoukine’s solo show at Salón, Madrid

Foundering to me is sweet, group show at Fine Art school, Brest (FR)

2015 Show Room, 4 solo show at Art-o-Rama art fair, Marseille (FR)

Elle se réalise elle-même en même temps qu’elle fait sa route, group show at Le Quartier, Quimper (FR)

The air was full of anticipation, group show at BF15, Lyon (FR)

2014 A(p)partment, mobile application and group show at MAIO, Barcelona (SP)

On Ambiguity and Other Forms to Play With, 2nd CAFAM Biennal “Invisible Hand: Curating as gesture”, group show with Bik

van Der Pol, Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz, Heman Chong, Claire Fontaine, Dora Garcia, Mark Dion, Pablo Helguera,

Tobias Kaspar, Lili Reynaud-Dewar at CAFA art museum, Beijing (China)

2013 Original doubt, group show at Plataforma Revolver, Lisbon

The Inner Perimeter, group show at Institut Français, Barcelona

2012 OUVERTURE, annual exhibitions and activities at Sala d’Art Jove, Barcelona

2010 SI-Sindrome Italiana, group show at Le MAGASIN-CNAC, Grenoble (FR)

Open Office, editorial saloon with Archive Journal, Kaleidoscope, Mousse, NERO at Le MAGASIN-CNAC, Grenoble (FR)

 

PUBLIC PROGRAMS, PERFORMANCES, PARTIES, CABARET, MUSIC, VIDEOS

2020 DIVERSORIUM. Live Arts & a space of coexistance, Club La 3 Sala Apolo, Barcelona

Publica(c)tions. Un environnment de possibilites, organised by Fine Art school of Mulhouse at Kunsthalle Mulhouse (FR)

2019 Grinding Blackberries, Julia Gorostidi’s presentation at FLORA, Bogota

In Her Place, four-days public program & collective residency, various locations, Tanger

2018 Mystery Of Love, four-days public program & collective residency, various locations, Palermo

Cracking the mould, public symposium organised by Dutch Art Institute at Centre Civic Sant Agusti, Barcelona

SET UP, cycle of performances organised by C.E.A. at Cite International des Arts, Paris

2017 The Theory of Leaves, four-days public program & collective residency at Santa Zita Institute, Ancona (IT)

Making Public Program, one week international symposium at Fabra i Coats and Tapies Foundation, Barcelona

2016 A spoken archive. With or without you, online archive and artists presentations at Matadero, Madrid

2016 2B0A1R6 video screening, 11th Gwangju Biennale & Crossroads art fair, Gwangju & London

The Right to Be Unhappy, two days of video screening, conferences, perfomances, organised with Les Laboratoires d’Au

bervilliers (Paris) at Institut Français & Tapies Foundation, Barcelona

Chez EMMA, one week public program & collective residency, Mannor house Le Trianon, Locronan (FR)

2014-2015 Me and You and Everyone We Meet, screening program Zumzeig cinema, Barcelona

2013 Yuuyarak, cycle of performance at Perrine Lacroix studio, Lyon (FR)

2011 The inhabitant of the floor above, lecture and performances at Homesession, Barcelona

2010 How to act in the public sphere, lecture and performances at Le MAGASIN-CNAC, Grenoble (FR)

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