Chiara Valci Mazzara

Chiara Valci Mazzara, Berlin, 2021 Ph. @ Markus Rack

Chiara Alexandra Vittoria  Valci Mazzara is an independent curator, artistic director, author and writer originally from Rome (IT), based in Berlin, (DE).

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,(IT). Where she curates exhibitions for the foundation and museum, presenting international and national contemporary artistic positions.

.She curates for Kunstverein am Rosa Luxemburg Platz, Berlin, (DE), where -besides co-/curating various exhibitions – she works, in collaboration with Susanne Prinz, at the project SPACEX (Spatial Practices in Art and Architecture for Empathetic Exchange) – A Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Project funded by the European Commission.

.She is international artistic director at K.P. Art Centre, Seoul, (KR). Where she develops the international program curating and organising shows of international artist working with the media of photography.

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 (IT) and Vienna (AT),  Quadriennale di Roma and Palazzo delle Esposizioni Roma (Rome, IT),   Fondazione Morra, Naples (IT), Archivio Casa Morra,  Shozo Shimamoto Foundation, Naples and Reggio Emilia (IT),  DSL Collection Paris (FR),  Markus Gell- Museum für Druckgrafik, Rankweil , (AT),  Galerie Papillon Paris, (FR),  WAS Worldwide Apartments and Studio Biennale Berlin, (DE), Andel’s Art, Lødz (PL),  Vadim Zakharov Archive, Berlin  (DE), Free Home, Maria and Vadim Zakharov, Berlin (DE),  Ann Nöel and Emmett Williams Archive, Berlin  (DE),  Daegu Arts Center, Daegu City, (KR), Korean Cultural Center, Berlin (DE), Daegu Photo Bienniale, Daegu City (KR),  Galerie Eigen+Art Leipzig-Berlin (DE),  Kunstverein am Rosa-Luxemburg Platz, Berlin, (DE), BOM Station Contemporary Art Hub, Seoul (KR), Bangkok Biennale 2022 and many others.

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, 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 among many others.

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).