“Cecilia Alemani will be the curator of the Italian Pavilion at the 57th Venice International Art Exhibition of 2017”. The Minister of Heritage, Culture and Tourism, Dario Franceschini stated that the name of Alemani has been identified after a selection of ten representative names of the national art.
The project was chosen by the Minister as part of the triad proposed by the Directorate-General for contemporary art and architecture and urban peripheries. Among the ten proposals, all very attentive to the more advanced international artistic trends, Alemani’s project focuses on a limited group of artists who will be given space to present their works and investigate their creative universes.
Cecilia Alemani is the Donald R. Mullen, Jr. Curator and Director of High Line Art. Alemani was previously the curatorial director of X Initiative, a temporary nonprofit space that presented more than 50 varieties of initiatives, everything from traditional exhibitions and performances to site-specific installations and lectures. She recently curated No Soul for Sale- A Festival of Independents at the Tate Modern in London, and was curatorial advisor for the Frame Galleries, a section of the Frieze Art Fair. Additionally, she has edited several books such as The X Initiative Yearbook, Charley Independents, I’m Not There: New Art From Asia, Ragnar Kjartansson, Collecting Contemporary Art, and Activity.
- Cecilia Alemani, Photo by Linda-Nyland