Chiara Cartuccia is an Italian-born curator, writer and researcher based in London. 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.
She is co-founder and director of the research-based 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 exhibitions, discursive and performative programmes at The Showroom London, Goldsmiths College, Fabra i Coats Barcelona, Goethe-Institut Bulgaria, Loop Barcelona, MACRO, University of Paris – Diderot, Venice International Performance Art Week, Sharjah Art Foundation, ICA Sofia, TBA21, among others.
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.
She is Visiting Curator 2022/24 at UNIDEE / Fondazione-Pistoletto, where she curates the biennial programme Neither on Land nor at Sea.