Eleonora Castagna

Born in Padua, Italy, in 1989, Eleonora Castagna obtained her bachelor degree in Modern Italian Art, Humanities and Literature from Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna. She recently received an MFA in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies from NABA in Milan, spending six months at ITU in Istanbul as an exchange student. Her field of research includes public art and the politics of commons. Her MA thesis focused on the role of social virtual platforms for the recent revolutionary movements in Turkey. Independent curator (for La Medusa -cultural center- and for Biagiotti Progetto Arte -gallery-), free lance journalist of contemporary art (for Toylet Mag, Diorama and Alfabeta2), critic and cultural communication consultant, she took part in dOCUMENTA(13) as a Student Artist Assistant for the project AND…AND…AND with Ayreen Anastas and Rene Gabri. Now at RU, New York, for working with the Special Projects curator Ayelet Danielle Aldouby.

Articles by Eleonora Castagna

Battle-poster Maybe you will win | Pietro Gaglianò on Ryts Monet

  > The 6. Moscow International Biennale for Young Art has begun on June 8, 2018. Its main exhibition is curated by Lucrezia Calabrò Visconti, an Italian independent curator, and includes artwork by Ryts Monet. …

Joan Lee, Soohyun Choi, GlogauAIR, Berlin, art residency, curatorship, interview Berlin Outpost | Interview with curator Joan Lee

Here in Berlin we had the pleasure to have a chat with Joan Lee, an independent young curator coming from New York. We met her at GlogauAIR, a nonprofit artist residency and project space, in …

Arthur Fouray, ZQM Arthur Fouray’s “2080″ at ZQM in Berlin

Eleonora Castagna: The exhibition you are presenting at ZQM in Berlin (which was inaugurated on the 20th of May and will close on the 18th of June) was presented through several steps. One of the …

Stefano Faoro. Localedue A curatorial team for Localedue: Giulia Morucchio and Irene Rossini

When did your collaboration start? Could you talk about your very first project together? We started our collaboration while attending University in Venice. Our first project together was curating the screening of a documentary film …

North Korea, All the Lights I Cannot See, Random Institute, Sandino Scheidegger Random Institute: Interview with Sandino Scheidegger

Would you explain, in a few words, what Random Institute is? Random Institute is many things for many people. It’s all about perception, and most people perceive it as an institution that generates unlikely encounters …

Alessandro Di Pietro, CAB, Grenoble Alessandro Di Pietro and Jacopo Miliani at CAB Grenoble

Until the New Year, the two upper floors of the Centre d’Art Bastille in Grenoble, France will be hosting artwork by artists Alessandro Di Pietro and Jacopo Miliani, who were selected for the Double Cross …

Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Armenity, Venice Biennale Interview with Hera Büyüktaşçıyan on Armenity, Venice Biennale

I had the chance to interview my friend Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, who is one of the youngest artists showcased at “Armenity“, the exhibition presented by the Armenian Pavilion, winner of the Golden Lion at the 56th …

Ugo Nespolo, Alfredo Aceto, Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève Working, working, working. I prefer the sound of the sea at Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève

    The young artist Alfredo Aceto (1991, Turin, Italy), now in residence at the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, presents an exhibition entitled “Lavorare, lavorare, lavorare, preferisco il rumore del mare(1).” Following Refaire le portrait, …

2015 Armory Show A Walk Through The Art. The 2015 Armory Show

The 2015 Armory Show – now at its 17th edition – selected 199 galleries from 28 different countries. The art fair takes place in New York – this year March 5-8, 2015. The 2015 Armory Show …

Allora&Calzadilla, The Fabric Workshop Intervals – Allora & Calzadilla in Philadelphia at The Fabric Workshop

Last Sunday it was a super cold day in Philly, so I spent the whole afternoon at The Fabric Workshop. A friend of mine was my tour guide through the city, which I was visiting …

Lady Gaga by Robert Wilson, Hirshhorn Museum Days of Endless Time at the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington

“There is a secret bond between slowness and memory, between speed and forgetting. A man is walking down the street. At a certain moment, he tries to recall something, but the recollection escapes him. Automatically, …

Geoffrey Farmer, Casey Kaplan gallery Geoffrey Farmer at Casey Kaplan Gallery

    “Kathy Acker rang my head like a bell. It happened sometime in the spring of 1990, while she was reading out loud, a passage to our class from Gertrude Stein’s 1914 book, Tender …

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