Marco Scotini will be the curator of the second Yinchuan Biennial
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Marco Scotini, Artistic Director of FM Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea in Milan, has been appointed curator of the second Yinchuan Biennial.

«MOCA Yinchuan has been focusing both on the ecology issues and cultural crossroad between East and West, therefore it is a great honor for us to appoint Marco Scotini as the curator of the Second Yinchuan Biennale, seen his extensive international experience in the curatorial field and his particular research on these specific topics» said Hsieh.

Marco Scotini, Artistic Director of FM Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea in Milan, has been appointed curator of the second Yinchuan Biennial. To announce the news was Suchen Hsieh, Artistic Director of The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Yinchuan, where the Biennial will be held from June to September 2018.

«MOCA Yinchuan has been focusing both on the ecology issues and cultural crossroad between East and West, therefore it is a great honor for us to appoint Marco Scotini as the curator of the Second Yinchuan Biennale, seen his extensive international experience in the curatorial field and his particular research on these specific topics» said Hsieh.

The second edition of the Biennial will take place not only in the 15,000 square meters of The Museum of Contemporary Art that overlooks the Yellow River, but will also include the Hui Nongqu Eco-park and the International Artist Village of the River Origins.

 

The MOCA Yinchuan, located within a large organic plantation, is the first contemporary art museum in northwest China. Striving to promote diversify in the development of contemporary art, the museum is the first to be dedicated to Chinese and Islamic contemporary art. It is situated along the western banks of the Yellow River. This area is an important stop on the Silk Road and has always served as a cultural crossroad. Here, East meets West, and a diverse array of cultural influences.

 

Marco Scotini is Artistic Director of FM Center for Contemporary Art in Milan. Since 2004, he is Head of the Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies Department at NABA, Milan. Since 2014 he is Head of Exhibitions Program at PAV - Parco d’Arte Vivente, Turin. From 2004 to 2016 he was Artistic Director of Gianni Colombo Archive.

During his career, Scotini has curated more than two hundred solo exhibitions of artists from Eastern and Central Europe, Latin America, Central Asia, Africa and the Middle East. He has collaborated with art institutions as Documenta, Manifesta, Van Abbemusuem, SALT, Museo Reina Sofia, Castello di Rivoli, Nottingham Contemporary, MIT, Raven Row, Ludwing Múzeum Budapest, MSU Zagreb and Bildmuseet Umeå.

His most recent exhibitions include: Piero Gilardi, Nature Forever. MAXXI, Rome (2017); The White Hunter: Memories and African Representations, FM Centre for Contemporary Art, Milan (2017); the PAV trilogy - EarthRise, ecologEast and The Green Tent (Das Grüne Zelt), PAV, Turin (2015–16); Non-Aligned Modernity, FM Centre for Contemporary Art, Milan (2016); The Unarchivable: Italy 1970s, FM Centre for Contemporary Art, Milan (2016); Too Early, Too Late: Middle East and Modernity, Pinacoteca Nazionale, Bologna (2015).

He curated the Albanian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2015 and three editions of the Prague Biennale, in 2003, 2005, and 2007, among other biennales in Europe and Asia.

Scotini is the author of a number of books including Politics of Memory: Documentary and Archive (DeriveApprodi, 2014, Roma, Archive Books, 2015, Berlin), Politiques de la végétation. Pratiques artistiques, stratégies communautaires, agroécologie (Eterotopia France, Parigi 2016), Artecrazia. Macchine espositive e governo dei pubblici (DeriveApprodi, Roma 2016). He is the founder of the bookzine No Order: Art in a Post-Fordist Society, published by Archive Books in Berlin. His ongoing video project, Disobedience Archive, which examines the relationship between artistic practice and political action, toured the globe for more than ten years.

 

 

Museum of Contemporary Art in Yinchuan: www.moca-yinchuan.com

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