February 18, 2017 - Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) - New Senior Curator Eugenio Viola
February 18, 2017

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)

Eugenio Viola. Photo: Riina Varol.

New Senior Curator Eugenio Viola

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)
Perth Cultural Centre
51 James Street
Northbridge Perth WA 6003
Australia

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New Senior Curator Eugenio Viola

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)
Perth Cultural Centre
51 James Street
Northbridge Perth WA 6003
Australia

pica.org.au
Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

PICA is pleased to announce the appointment of Eugenio Viola to the position of Senior Curator.

“We are thrilled to have attracted someone of such a high calibre and whose curatorial interests align so well with PICA’s artistic legacy and future vision,” says PICA Director Amy Barrett-Lennard. “This appointment signifies a very exciting new era for PICA.”

Eugenio Viola, PhD is an Italian Curator and Art Critic. Since 2009 he has held curatorial positions at MADRE, the Contemporary Art Museum of Naples. From 2013, as Curator at Large, he has been responsible for the research and development of the museum’s collection and co-curated the first Italian large-scale exhibitions of Boris Mikhailov and Francis Alÿs as well as a complex Daniel Buren project, conceived in two parts and across two years.

From 2009 to 2012, he was the Curator of the museum’s Project Room. During this time he was responsible for presenting “Transit” Project (2009–11), a series of exhibitions and residencies in partnership with institutions from the Middle East as well as an annual performance festival named Corpus. Art in Action (2009-12).

Eugenio has also worked as a guest curator for several Italian and International institutions, curating solo exhibitions devoted to: Regina José Galindo (Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany, 2016); Karol Radziszewski (CoCA - Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu, Torun, Poland, 2014); Mark Raidpere (EKKM - The Contemporary Art Museum of Tallinn, Estonia, 2013); Marina Abramović (PAC - Contemporary Art Pavilion, Milan, Italy, 2012); Francesco Jodice (MSU - The Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia, 2011); and ORLAN (MAMC - Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Saint Etienne, France, 2007). In 2015 he curated the Estonian Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale.

He is a scholar in theories and practices related to performance and Body Art and has published and lectured extensively on these subjects. Apollo art magazine has described Eugenio as “one of the most talented and inspirational young people who are driving forward the art world today." Eugenio was recently voted Best Italian Curator in Artribune Magazine

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