Elena Agudio

Sat. 05.11, 11:00-12:00
Floor 2: Speaker Lounge

Elena Agudio is a Berlin based art historian and curator. Her research is focused on the sharing and exchange of knowledge and skills across disciplines and cultures. She studied Art History at the University of Venice - Ca’ Foscari and in 2010 she received her PhD in Contemporary Art and Design. From 2005 to 2010 she lectured in Milano at Politecnico and Iulm University and at the University of Architecture of Palermo. Since 2007 she is writing for and coordinating the direction of the Italian art magazine Art e Dossier.

In 2013 she has been appointed artistic co-director of SAVVY Contemporary, a non-for profit Berlin based art space focusing on the dialogue between the West and non-West and founded by Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung.

Since 2012 she is also artistic director of the Berlin non profit association Association of Neuroesthetics (AoN)_Platform for Neuroscience and Art, a project in collaboration with the Medical University of Charité, The School of Mind and Brain of the Humboldt University and the Institut für Raumexperimente, for which she has curated projects at the Deutsche Guggenheim (Berlin) and the Library of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection (Venice). Among the artists she invited to collaborate with the AoN: Clemens von Wedemeyer, Tino Sehgal, Ivana Franke, Florian Hecker http://www.association-of-neuroesthetics.org/

Elena Agudio also works as independent curator and writer. Among the last independent curated projects: The Incantation of the Disquieting Muse. On Divinity, Supra-Realities or the Exorcisement of Witchery (SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin), What the Tortoise murmurs to Achilles. On Laziness, Economy of Time and Productivity  (SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin), Feeback Control Mode (HALLE 14, Leipzig), Giving Contours to Shadows (Neuer Berliner Kunstverein n.b.k., Maxim Gorki Theater, SAVVY Contemporary, VANSA Johannesburg, Kër Thiossane Dakar, Marrakech Biennale), The Ultimate Capital is the Sun. Metabolism Metabolismus in Art, Politcs, Philosophie and Science (nGbK Berlin), In other Words. The black market of translations - negotiating contemporary cultures (nGbK Berlin and Kunstraum Kreuzberg Bethanien).

She is member of SYNAPSE – The International Curators’ Network organized by the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. She is author of various publications, among which the monography: Designart – The poetics of bastard objects, Lupetti, Milano, 2013.