Chiara Cartuccia is an Italian-born curator, writer and researcher based out of London. Her work is grounded in the analysis of the epistemological possibilities of performance, as an arena for knowledges reconfiguration and making. She is currently engaged in long-term research around the Mediterranean as invented/inventive geography, focusing in particular on the ramifications of practical Mediterraneanism(s) in Euro-Mediterranean contexts.
Since 2016, she is co-founder and director of the curatorial platform EX NUNC. She held curatorial positions at SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, and Manifesta Biennial, Palermo/Amsterdam, for which she co-curated the Manifesta 12 Planetary Garden Public Programme (2018). She curated discursive programmes and delivered talks at The Showroom London, Goldsmiths College, Fabra i Coats Barcelona, Goethe-Institut Bulgaria, Loop Barcelona, MACRO, Centro Pecci Prato, University of Paris – Diderot, Venice International Performance Art Week, University of Chicago, Sharjah Art Foundation.
Chiara studied Art History at University of Rome, La Sapienza, and was research fellow at Freie Universität Berlin and Akademie der Künste Berlin. She holds an MA in Visual Cultures/Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths College, University of London, and she is a PhD candidate at University of Amsterdam ASCA.
She is a freelance contributor to art magazines. Her writing has been commissioned and published by ArtReview, this is tomorrow, Contemporary &, Arte e Critica, Sharjah Art Foundation and Afterall, among others.