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C. (Chiara) Cartuccia MA

Faculty of Humanities
Capaciteitsgroep Kunstgeschiedenis

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  • Turfdraagsterpad 9
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  • Postbus 94551
    1090 GN Amsterdam
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  • Bio

    Chiara Cartuccia is an art historian, writer and curator based in London. She studied Art History at the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’ and Freie Universität Berlin. She earned a Master of Arts degree in Art Theory from Goldsmiths College, University of London, with a dissertation discussing the construction of artistic subjectivity in late 70s West-Berlin. From 2012 to 2015, Chiara has been Head of Performance Art Department and Curator at the independent art institution SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin. Since 2014, she is co-founding director of the editorial and curatorial project EX NUNC, and in 2017 she joined the curatorial team of Manifesta12.

    Chiara is currently a PhD candidate at ASCA, her research focuses on contemporary performance-based art practices in relation to theory and methodologies of  historiography. She is investigating into the possibility of a gestural understanding of past(s): can performative endeavours help overcoming the centrality of archives, written word and material culture as only instruments in the codification and transmission of History as well as of  (private and/or collective) narratives of the past?

    The research adopts the work of contemporary performance artists as specific research cases, paying particular attention to the post- and de-colonial discourses developed by artists beyond the West.


  • Publications


    • Cartuccia, C., Pestellini Laparelli, I., Jaque, A., van der Haak, B., Varadinis, M., & Mazza, L. (Eds.) (2018). Manifesta 12. Planetary Garden Reader. Palermo: Manifesta Foundation.


    • Cartuccia, C. (2017). Acque Ferme: Some irreducible fragments and one, univocal perspective. In S. Frangi, & A. Castiglioni (Eds.), Let Us Say This Again, Opaquely: A Natural Oasis? A Transnational Research Programmme 2016-2017 (pp. 25-30). Milano: postmedia books. [details]
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