Chiara Alexandra Vittoria Valci Mazzara is an independent curator, artistic director, author and writer originally from Rome (IT), based in Berlin, Germany.
Chiara coordinates, organises, produces, curates and writes for artists, galleries, institutions, foundations and biennials in Europe and East Asia.
She is resident curator at Fondazione Morra, Naples, Italy.
She curates for Kunstverein am Rosa Luxemburg Platz, Berlin, Germany
She is international artistic director at K.P. Art Centre, Seoul, South Korea
Chiara works majorly, throughout her career, in the frame of the Avant Garde artistic tendencies, focusing particularly on body art, conceptual art, performance art , Arte Povera and contemporary photography.
Furthermore, In the frame of her research, she engages in the explorations of new informal artistic expressions; with a focus on gestural, performative and installation artistic expressions.
She has worked with many private and public institutions, biennials, museums and foundations, including:
Hermann Nitsch Museum in Naples (Italy) and Vienna (Austria), Quadriennale di Roma and Palazzo delle Esposizioni Roma (Rome, Italy), Archivio Casa Morra, Morra Foundation (Naples, Italy), Shozo Shimamoto Foundation, Naples and Reggio Emilia (Italy), DSL Collection (Paris, France), Markus Gell- Museum für Druckgrafik (Rankweil , Austria), Galerie Papillon (Paris, France), WAS Worldwide Apartments and Studio Biennale (Berlin, Germany), Andel’s Art, Lødz (Lødz, Poland), Vadim Zakharov Archive (Berlin, Germany), Free Home, Maria and Vadim Zakharov (Berlin, Germany), Ann Nöel and Emmett Williams Archive (Berlin, Germany), Daegu Arts Center (Daegu City, Korea), Korean Cultural Center (Berlin, Germany), Daegu Photo Bienniale (Daegu City, Korea), Galerie Eigen+Art Leipzig-Berlin (Berlin, Germany), Kunstverein am Rosa-Luxemburg Platz /L40 (Berlin, Germany), BOM Station Contemporary Art Hub (Seoul, Korea), Katharina Maria Raab Gallery (Berlin, germany) and many others.
In Berlin since 2011, she develops and curates regularly various projects in collaboration with the major institutions she previously worked with -in Rome and Naples- establishing, at the same time, the grounds for new collaborations in north Europe.
Chiara works as independent curator, exhibition producer, organiser, art dealer and writer collaborating with various international artists, curating as well for galleries, foundations, cultural institutions and biennials.
In 2013 she founds, together with Teresa Carnevale (Fondazione Morra) and Cinzia Infantino, the company Alnitak Art Agency (2013 – 2015); which promotes and organises events and art fairs in north Europe.
In 2017 she founds the company for curation and advisory fontaine b. together with Gabriela Anco, a company- active from 2017 to 2019- she led covering the position of artistic director. Here she curated, organised and produced several exhibitions, publications and events between Berlin and Paris.
Chiara worked and/or presently collaborates with various artists among which: Shozo Shimamoto, Yannis Kounnellis, Hermann Nitsch, Vettor Pisani, Vadim Zakharov, Ann Nöel Williams, Hans Peter Kuhn, Junko Wada, Zhang Huan, Henrik Strömberg, Maurizio Elettrico, Claudia Chaseling, Milovan Destil Markovic, Ricarda Roggan, Maya Attoun, Thomas De Falco, David Krippendorff, SunKwan Kwon, Mia Gourvitch, Woo Chang Won, Domenico Mennillo, Gill Gatfield and Anna Kott.
Her work as curator and writer has been reviewed and her essays published in various books, catalogues, contemporary art and photography international and national art magazines as well as in various national newspapers such as:
DOC! Photography Magazine (Warshaw, Poland), Oneg Magazine (Milan, Italy),The Sculpture Quarterly Oronsko (Oronsko, Poland), DSL Collection Journal (Paris, France), Photo Dot (Seoul, South Korea), Sajinyesul Photo Art Magazine (Seoul, Korea), Elle Korea (Seoul, South Korea), Harper’s Bazaar (Seoul, South Korea), Middle Plane Magazine (London UK), Artribune (Italy), Il Giornale Dell’Arte (Italy), Art a Part of Culture (Italy), Exibart (Italy); La Repubblica(culture and arts section, Italy), Il Corriere (culture and art section, Italy), Il Mattino (culture and art section, Italy), Il Roma (culture and art section, Italy).