lives and works in Florence
Valeria Mancinelli, born in 1986, is a contemporary art curator and a PhD fellow in Cinema and Visual Culture at University Roma 3. Her research develops around the topic of the politics of representation, focusing on how art-making could address social and political contexts. At the moment one of the main focus of her curatorial activity concerns the role of the images in the contemporary artistic production, with a particular interest in the Middle East. She is part of Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival’s team, an international project dedicated to explore the complex relations between contemporary art cinema, and she is the cofounder of Sonic Somatic a festival on the edge between contemporary music production and visual arts. Her recent exhibitions include: Time of Reasonable Doubts (NCCA, Moscow), Afterimage. Images of Conflict at MART (Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto) and Images from a present memory (Platform, Stockholm). Her last essay The Tradition of Hijacking: An Artistic Look at the Japanese Red Army was recently published as part of Conflict, Trauma and the Media edited by Guy Hodgson (Cambridge Scholars, 2017).