Chiara Valci Mazzara

Chiara Alexandra Valci Mazzara , Independent curator, researcher, exhibition producer, author and writer.

 

 

.She is doctor in communication sciences and is specialised in Business and Institutional Communication at Universita’ La Sapienza di Roma

.She holds a MA in Contemporary Art Management from  Ara Pacis Rome – N. S. program 

.BS in Communication Sciences, Post Graduation in Business and Institutional Communications  at Universita’ La Sapienza di Roma

 

.Native- bilingual proficiency: Italian, English

.Full professional proficiency: German (C1 DAF certificate)

 

.Current:

.2012-present:  Independent curator, exhibition producer, writer and author, based in Berlin, Germany

.2019-present: Curator at Kunstverein am Rosa Luxemburg Platz, Berlin, Germany 

.2022-2025 : Researcher – for Kunstverein am Rosa Luxemburg Platz  – for the project SPACEX – Spatial Practices in Art and Architecture for Empathetic Exchange – A Marie  Sklodowska-Curie Research, Exchange and Innovation  Project funded by the European Commission. https://www.spacex-rise.org/chiara-valci-mazzara/

.2018-present:  Resident Curator, Fondazione Morra , Naples, Italy

.2020-present:  International Artistic Director at K.P. Gallery and Art Center, Seoul , South Korea

 

 

.Project based Artist liaison, studio and production management for:

 

.Vadim Zakharov

.Henrik Strömberg

.Daniela Comani

.Thomas De Falco

.Woo Chang Won

.Marta Anti

 

 

Awards, Grants and recognitions (selected):

.2023 Kemmler Foundation investigation Grant for Studio Henrik Strömberg, Berlin, Germany

.2022 Berlin Senat Research and implementation Grant ( NEUSTARTplus_Stipendium) with Studio Henrik Strömberg, Berlin, Germany

.2022 Shortlisted- 3rd finalists at Les Recontres de la Photographie for the Photo-Text Book Award – with the book  Object amnesic: a compost manifesto by  Henrik Strömberg- photography-  Jens Soneryd – poetry- and Chiara Valci Mazzara -essay- , Arles Les Recontres de la Photographie, Arles, France

.2021 Selected  pavilion project  for Vadim Zakharov  Studio at Bangkok Biennale 2022, Bangkok, Thailand

.2021 Alexander Tutsek Stiftung production grant for Woo Chang Won Studio solo show at Kunstverein am Rosa Luxemburg Platz, Berlin, Germany

.2020 Winner of  BUP Book Award 2020, Blow Up press Book Award with Henrik Strömberg and Jens Soneryd, Warsaw, Poland

.2020 Alexander Tutsek Stiftung production grant with Studio Henrik Strömberg  – site specific installation at Chang Won Sculpture Biennale 2020, Chang Won, Seoul, South Korea

 

 

.Previous positions (selected):

.2009-2018: Co-curator, project management and coordination Fondazione Morra, Naples, Italy

.2017-2019: Artistic Director and founder fontaine b. / curation and advisory 

.2012-2014: Management Director and founder Alnitak Art Agency / Fondazione Morra

.2009-2011: Project manager and exhibitions coordinator  Quadriennale di Roma , Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy.

.2008-2011: Associate project management and coordination Hermann Nitsch Museum Naples, Italy and Shozo Shimamoto Foundation, Reggio Emilia and Naples, Italy

Assistantships/internships (selected) :

.Quadriennale di Roma, Rome ,Italy

.Hermann Nitsch Museum Naples, Italy

.Fondazione Shozo Shimamoto Naples, Italy

 

 

Curation:

 

.2023 Bygones be Bygones BAR – Month of Performances and readings hosted by the installation of Henrik Strömberg for Kunstverein am Rosa Luxemburg Platz, Berlin, Germany

.2023 Bygones be Bygones or: what’s hidden in the snow will come to light by thaw solo exhibition of Henrik Strömberg at Kunstverein am Rosa Luxemburg Platz, Berlin, Germany

.2022-2023 Artist consultancy, curation and production manager for Vadim Zakharov site specific installation on the occasion of the participation of the artist to Bangkok Biennale 2022: Chaos Calm, Bangkok, Thailand

.2022  Limbs, Strata and Edible seeds solo show of Henrik Strömberg at K.P. Gallery and Art Center, Seoul, South Korea

.2022  Installation and panel, on the occasion of the book release of Henrik Strömberg and Jens Soneryd ‘object amnesic: a compost manifesto’ winner of the BUP Award and published by Blow Up press. The site specific installation and event has been hosted by Kunstverein am Rosa Luxemburg Platz, in the frame of the show: “moss or a study of chasms caused by living under boreal conditions”, Kunstverein am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, Germany

.2022  Alter Ego by Gill Gatfield, Native Tongue XR installation and VR sculpture presented by Kunstverein am Rosa Luxemburg Platz , in the public green area between Rosa Luxemburg Strasse and Almstadt Strasse, Berlin, Germany

.2021  ‘The Muses’ by Gill Gatfield, Kunstverein am Rosa Luxemburg Platz , Berlin, Germany

.2021  Sil(h)ence by Woo Chang Won at Kunstverein am Rosa Luxemburg Platz, Berlin, Germany

.2021  Group show open studios  with the artists: Hannah Bohnen, Thomas De Falco, Alizée Gazeau, Lucia Kempkes, Nils Köpfer, Stefan Knauf, Linus Rauch, Manuel Stehli and Henrik Strömberg , Interface Berlin, Berlin, Germany

.2021  Anna Kott ‘Hidden in Water’, Karin Trockels Architectin, Berlin Germany

.2021 Vadim Zakharov ‘George Orwell- 7 Dictators- Duchamp prostate’ at Kang Contemporary in the frame of Berlin Art Week, Berlin, Germany

.2021 Selina Baumann ‘A Garden’ ,  Å Plus Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

.2021  DOC!Photo Magazine, section Contra DOC!,   Editorial Artists in Dialogue: Urs Lüthi and Mia Gourvitch , author of the  text 3 t(w)o 1  on Urs Lüthi and Mia Gourvitch, Issue #47, ISSN: 2299-2855

.2021 duo exhibition of David Krippendorff and Sun Kwan Kwon Timescapes, K.P. Gallery and Art Center, Seoul, South Korea

.2021 Loom weaving and trees for the Publication on  Thomas De Falco, Oneg Magazine online and biannual printed version, Issue February 2021, published Feb.22.2021

.2020- 2021  Maurizio Elettrico, “An ephemeral banquet for the invisible guest: waiting for the bio-aristocrat”;  in collaboration with Fondazione Morra- Kunstverein am Rosa Luxemburg Platz, Berlin, Germany

.2020 Chang Won Woo Inner Monologue,  K.P. Gallery Seoul, South Korea

.2020 Artist liaison, site specific installation conceivement consultancy , communication and organisation on the occasion of Henrik Strömberg participation at Chang Won Sculpture Biennale 2020 ”Non-Sculpture” – ”light or flexible” , Chang Won, Seoul, South Korea

.2020  BOM Station European Launch – show and runway, Artists: Martin Zellerhoff, Kyong Lee, Sanghyeok Park,  Kunstverein am Rosa- Luxemburg Platz, Berlin, Germany 

.2019  Refraction of Lightness by Henrik Strömberg, Fondazione Morra, Palazzo Tarsia Spinelli, Naples, Italy

.2019 Daegu Photo Biennale special exhibition Morph-O isolation of (portable) pressure, artists: Ricarda Roggan, Henrik Strömberg,Woo Chang won, Jung Sung Tae, hosted by Rosa Luxemburg Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany

.2019  Junko Wada solo exhibition Heian Lights,  David Chipperfield Architects showroom, Berlin, Germany

.2019  Ann Nöel Williams, Works 1964-2019, hosted by FreeHome Berlin, Berlin, Germany

.2019  Middle Plane Magazine, Curated issue dedicated to Vadim Zakharov, with contributions by Udo Kittelmann, Dorothea Zwirner, David Elliott, London, UK

.2019 DSL Manifesto, DSL Collection, Paris, France

.2018  Group show Symbiopoiesis, artistst: Dieter Roth, Nam June Paik and Henrik Strömberg, Papillon Galerie,Paris, France

.2018 Section Contra DOC! in DOC! Photo Magazine, Stage and Meta-Stage, the superimposed subject matter, presenting Shozo Shimamoto, Zhang Huang , text and interview at Prof.Hans Peter Kuhn, Warsaw-Berlin, Poland/Germany

.2018 Group show  Umbruch These/Upheaval .Artists: Maya Attoun, Lindy Annis, Nati Cerutti, Daniela Comani, Arnold Dreyblatt, Lucio Fontana, Vanessa Enriquez, Malcolm Green, Elana Katz, Hermann Nitsch, Jacopo Rinaldi, Serge Stephan, Mariana Vassileva ; FreeHome Berlin, Berlin, Germany

.2018 Section Contra DOC! in DOC! Photo Magazine, The State of flux of the movable content: Henrik Strömberg in reference to Man Ray, presenting Henrik Strömberg and Man Ray ,Warsaw-Berlin-Los Angeles (recipient of the price at LA Photography magazine Festival)

.2018 Group show: Ich bin überfordert / I am overwhelmed, presenting Vito Acconci’s work: Biting myself:biting as many parts of my body as my mouth can reach – in the frame of the exhibition project conceived to present various participant artists, art historians, architects, curators, composers, editors, opera and film directors, journalists, photographers, philologists and writers:Vito Acconci, Yuri Albert, Rob Blake, Barbara Breitenfellner, Safia Dickersbach, Kane Do, Maurice Doherty, Shahram Entekhabi, Susanne Frank, Moritz Frei, Jan Glisman, Pierre Granoux, Silvia Guerra, Doreet Levitte, Harten Jürgen, Harten Rudolf Herz, Patrick Huber, Yaroslav Schwarzstein, RenataKaminska, Klaus Killisch, Yuri Leiderman, Colette Lumiere, Martin Maeller, Nicolas Manenti, Contanze Musterer, Mascha Pörzgen, Natalia Pschenitschnikova, Matthias Reichelt, Vincent Rischer, Michal B Ron, Eike Schmitz, Karin Sander, Semra Sevin, Anatoly Shuravlev, Alexander Skorobogatov, Noemi Smolik, Vladimir Sorokin, Sven Spieker, Michael Staab, Sergei Tchoban, Anja Teske, Asako Tokitsu, Lukas Troberg, Timm Ulrichs, Meyer Voggenreiter, Brigitte Werneburg, Stephan Wiese, Miriam Wiesel, Daniel Zakharov, Ireen Zielonka; Hosted by Free Home Berlin, Germany

.2018 Invited lecturer / curator for performing art together with Axelle Galtier at the Ecole des Beaux Arts de Paris on the occasion of Jeune Creation 68e, L’histoire est un moment : Pour une présence manifeste de l’Art !,Performing Art day and panel.  Artists: Skip Arnold, Colette / Laboratoire Lumière, Vadim Zakharov, Stefano & Elio Castronovo, Gregor Hildebrandt, Ofir Dor, Gaspard Reynaert, Berivan Kaya, Dyana Gross & Jevgeniy Turovskiy, Cécile Bicler, Adrien Lamm, Marie Bénedicte Cazeneuve, Pauline Belle, Cantor Bourdeaux, Céline Ahond, Zabo Chabiland, Reeve Schumacher, Adele Twardowski, Pierre Mercier, Anthony Constans, Elena Costelian, Guillaume Barth, Poètes, Jeune Création, Beaux Artes, Paris, France

.2017  Group show Intuition to fill Emptiness, artists: Joseph Beuys and Luca Gioacchino Di Bernardo, Mia Gourvitch, Hans Peter Kuhn, Sebastian Kusenberg, Milovan Markovic, Jacopo Rinaldi, Henrik Strömberg, Vadim Zakharov, Free Home Berlin, Berlin, Germany

.2017 MB half – full MD, presented works by Marcel Duchamp, hosted by Free Home Berlin in collaboration with Pierre Granoux, artist–curator (LAGE EGAL) & Michal B. Ron, art historian and theoretician . Works by Marcel Duchamp,Alexei Kostroma, An Paenhuysen, Andreas Burger, Andrei Monsrtyrski, Angel Vergara, Anonym, Antoine Lefebvre, Aurélie Noury, Bruno Nagel, Daniel Bozhkov, Daniel Malone, FranckDavid, Frank Hesse, Hannah Bruckmüller, Ioana Alexe, Jofroi Amaral/Cédric Bostyn, Julian Wasser, Klaus Killisch, Man Ray, Marcel Broodthaers, Marcel Duchamp, Marie von Heyl, Mathieu Mercier, Michael Behn, Michal B. Ron, Moritz Frei, Patxi Bergé, Pierre Granoux, Roland Fuhrmann, Saâdane Afif, Serge Stephan, Vadim Zakharov, Wolfgang Müller, Yuri Albert, Yuri Leiderman, Yusuke Suga, Free Home, Berlin, Germany

.2017 Echoes in dust solo show of Henrik Strömberg in collaboration with Ä plus Berlin,  selected special works by Man Ray and Jannis Kounellis and Henrik Strömberg, ÄPlus Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

.2017  Fabian Albertini, Bianco Deserto, Fotografia Europea Circuito OFF, Reggio Emilia, Italy 

.2016  WAS Biennale Berlin , Layover Dreams,  solo show of Mia Gourvitch, Stresemann Strasse, Berlin, Germany

.2016 Solo show and performance Silence Unravelled, Vanessa Enriquez, Agora’, Berlin, Germany

.2016  Mein Blau, Buffet D’Art, group show,  artists: Jo Addison, Phil Allen, Louise Ashcroft, Peggy Atherton, Maria Bartolo, Renata Bandeira, Keith Bowler, Jörn J. Burmeister, David Cotterrell, Stuart Cumberland, Annie Davey, Judith Dean, Dolanbay, Marcia Farquhar, Kitty Finer, Doug Fishbone, Luke Gottelier, RJ Hinrichsen, Des Hughes, Anja Ibsch, Ben Joiner, Sharon Lifschitz, Brendan Lynch, Pete Owen, Sarah Pucill, Robert Rush, Raine Smith, Kerry Stuart, Pip Thompson, Demelza Watts, Mark Wiltshire, Keith Wilson, Mein Blau, Berlin, Germany

.2014-2016 Ongoing exhibition and performance project, Shoshanah’ Ciechanowski, My Name Is, Berlin,  Germany  – Florence (Villa Poggio san felice), Italy – Andel’s Art Program, Lodz, Poland

.2013 Hermann Nitsch installation and performance in the frame of ABC Contemporary Art Fair Berlin, in collaboration with Morra Foundation, Hermann Nitsch Museum,Naples, Italy

 

Collaborations, coordination and organisation (selected):

 

.2010-2011 Exhibitions Cycle: Artista chiama Artista,  Quadriennale di Roma, artists: Mario Airo’ and Marcello Spada, Bruna Esposito and Anja Puntari, Loris Cecchini and Margherita Moscardini, Sala delle Colonne, Villa Carpegna, Quadriennale di Roma, Roma, Italy.

.2010 Hermann Nitsch, Opere Napoletane Museum permanent collection new set up, Hermann Nitsch Museum , 14 September 2010 – 1 August 2014, Museo Nitsch, Naples, Italy.

.2010  “Encounters between Caravaggio and the contemporary”, Museo Hermann Nitsch, Naples, Italy.

.2010 Hermann Nitsch & Caravaggio, Sagrestia Pio Monte della Misericordia, Naples (Hermann Nitsch – Caravaggio , “Hermann Nitsch, installation Caravaggio,Sette Opere di Misericordia 1606-1607”  Pio Monte della Misericordia, Naples, Italy.

.2010 Hermann Nitsch, “Concert, Quintetto d’Archi” Saturday May  22, 2010 Pio Monte della Misericordia,Salone della Quadreria, Naples, Italy.

.2010 Hermann Nitsch,  “130.AKTION.Festa di Pentecoste”(Aktion .130) , Hermann Nitsch Museum Naples,  and Morra Foundation, Naples, Italy.

.2009 Organization and coordination, Shozo Shimamoto, La pittura e’ la durata dell’azione 1950-2008 curated by Achille Bonito Oliva, Hofficina d’Arte Gallery, Rome; in collaboration with Morra Foundation Naples, Italy and Archivio Pari e Dispari, Susanna Chiessi, Reggio Emilia, Italy

.2009 Organization and coordination, Hermann Nitsch, Installazione Roma 2009, curated by Prof. Francesco Villari and Prof. Duccio Trombadori, Hofficina d’Arte Gallery, Rome; in collaboration with Hermann Nitsch Museum, Naples, Italy

 

.Publications (selected):

 

.2023 Essay The innermost room for Erik Smith monograph Substrata with texts by David Komary, Christian Teckert, Bettina Klein and Jeremiah Day, April 2024, co-published by Permanent Verlag, Counterpath New York and and U. Porto-i2ADS, ISBN 978-3-910541-11-5

.2023 Essay A sense of place. The rift, the removal, to re-stitch for David Krippendorff  monograph Interpretations, with interviews and essays from Kathrin Becker, David Elliott, Mark Gisbourne, Andrea Scrima and Matthias Reichelt,  Published by Distanz Verlag, ISBN: 978-3-95476-612-3

.2023 Essay on the  research methodology on the occasion of Thomas De Falco research residency at MET Museum, NY – online-

.2022 Photo Art, Photography Art Magazine since 1989; Interview Limbs Strata and Edible seeds – solo show by Henrik Strömberg  K. P. Gallery and art Center, Seoul, 2022; Vol.404, ISSN: 1739- 5844

.2021 Essay ‘Viscosity’ for  Object Amnesic: a compost manifesto , by Henrik Strömberg and Jens Soneryd, published by  Blow UP Press, December 2021, ISBN: 978-83-952840-8-3

.2021 Elle Korea, October 2021, vol.349,  The faces of Silence on Woo Chang Won solo show sil(h)ence , ISSN: 1228-0798

.2021 Curation of the editorial and essay  for  DOC!Photo Magazine, section Contra DOC!, Curation of the section  Artists in Dialogue: Urs Lüthi and Mia Gourvitch and author of the  text 3 t(w)o 1  on Urs Lüthi and Mia Gourvitch, Issue #47, ISSN: 2299-2855

.2019 Text to the exhibition Refraction of Lightness, Henrik Strömberg solo exhibition for Morra Foundation, Il Giornale dell’Arte, Monthly National Art Journal, Issue November 2019 – online –

.2019 Photo Dot, Photography Art Magazine, essay Morpho- isolation of (portable) pressure, Daegu Photo Biennale Special Exhibition Berlin, Issue September 2019, vol.59, ISSN: 2288-6109

.2019 Sajinyesul, The Monthly Photo art Magazine, since 1989, interview on the occasion of the curated biennale exhibition and publication of the essay to the show Morph-O isolation of (portable) pressure, Daegu Photo Biennale Special Exhibition Berlin; October 2019, vol.366,  ISSN: 1739-5844

.2019 Elle Korea, October 2019, review to the curated biennale exhibition and publication of the essay to the show Morph-O isolation of (portable) pressure, Daegu Photo Biennale Special Exhibition Berlin vol.324 , ISSN:12280798

.2019 Harper’s Bazaar Korea, Art and Culture, – online-  review to the curated biennale exhibition and publication of the essay to the show Morph-O isolation of (portable) pressure, Daegu Photo Biennale Special Exhibition Berlin; October, 2019 – online-

.2019 Publication of the foreword and curatorial text on the catalogue of Daegu Photo Biennale Special Exhibition Berlin Morpho- isolation of (portable) pressurewith the artists: Ricarda Roggan, Henrik Strömberg, Woo Chang won, Jung Sung Tae, hosted by Rosa Luxemburg Kunstverein, Berlin; in collaboration with Daegu Arts center,  supported by the Ministry of Culture of Korea, organised by Botschaft der Republik Korea in des Bundesrepublik Deutschland and Koreanisches Kulturzentrum

.2019  Text “I+you=us” to the solo show of Ann Nöel Williams, Works 1964-2019,  FreeHome Berlin, Germany –  (review in Tagesspiegel, February 20th, 2019) – online-

.2019 Curation,  of  Middle Plane Magazine, Issue dedicated to Vadim Zakharov, with the contribution of  Dorothea Zwirner, Udo Kittelmann and David Elliot; Issue #1, 2019, ISSN: 2631-388X

.2019  Manifesto for  DSL Collection, Paris  –  online-

.2018 DOC!Photo Magazine, Curation of the section and author of the interview to Prof.Hans Peter Kuhn, Stage and Meta-Stage, the superimposed subject matter, presenting Shozo Shimamoto, Zhang Huan; Signed interview with Prof. Hans Perter Kuhn That’s when Photography makes sense in my eyes ; vol.Q10,#45, Publisher: BLOW UP PRESS, ISSN: 2299-2855

.2018 Essay and curation of the section: The State of flux of the movable content: Henrik Strömberg in reference to Man Ray , DOC! Photo Magazine, Section Contra DOC!; curatorial text presenting Henrik Strömberg in reference to selected pieces of Man Ray ; vol.Q8, #43, Publisher: BLOW UP PRESS, ISSN: 2299-2855

.2017 DOC!Photo Magazine, Section Contra DOC!, curation of the section, text and interview to Fabian Albertini,  Bianco Deserto;  vol.Q3,#38,Publisher: BLOW UP PRESS ISSN: 2299-2855

. Artists  – collaboration with, curated, published -selection-  :

 

Shozo Shimamoto, Hermann Nitsch, Vettor Pisani, Jannis Kounnellis, Dieter Roth, NamJune Paik, Emmet Williams, Joseph Beuys, Man Ray, Lucio Fontana, Vito Acconci, Marcel Duchamp, Alighiero Boetti, Tano Festa, Sol LeWitt, George Brecht, Zhang Huan, Ricarda Röggan,  Jung Sungtae.

 

. Artists  – present collaboration – selection- :

 

Vadim Zakharov, Ann Nöel Williams, Hans Peter Kühn, Junko Wada, Urs Lüthi, Henrik Strömberg, Maurizio Elettrico, Thomas De Falco, Daniela Comani, Woo Chang Won, David Krippendorff, Mia Gourvitch, SunKwan Kwon, Marta Anti, Erik Smith, Han Chung Shik estate.