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ZEIT in collaborazione con Fondazione MACC
Giulia Palomba is an independent curator, researcher and teacher based in Turin.
Between 2018 and 2020, she was Associate Curator of Vessel for the Institute for the Imagination of the Mediterranean. In 2017 she was research fellow at School of Redistribution, curated by Antonia Alampi e iliana Fokianaki (Future Climate) at State of Concept. Athens. In 2020, she earned a MA in Commissioning and Curating Public Art at HDK Valand Academy (Gothenburg). Since July 2021 she is part of the Facilitation Group of FundAction, a participatory fund making grants for social transformation and activism around Europe.
Maria Paola Zedda is a curator, writer, and independent researcher who works in the intersectional field between performance, dance, and visual arts. Her practice explores the potentiality of the body in the public sphere as a vehicle of transformation of urban and non – urban landscapes. Since 2013 she is the artistic co-director of the Across Asia Film Festival, based in Rome and Cagliari, dedicated to the most innovative contemporary artistic productions from Asia.
As a performer, choreographer and dramaturg, in 2009 she won the Special Mention of Premio Equilibrio for the radicality of the artistic language. As programmer and curator she collaborates with many institutions as MAXXI -Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo, Musei Civici di Cagliari, Hanoi Doclab – Goethe Institut, Musei Civici di Cagliari, MUST – Museo del Territorio di Vimercate.
Artistic director of the Italian Capital of Culture, Cagliari, 2015, she lives between Milano e Cagliari curating and realizing different projects such as Camposud, The Migrant School of Bodies, Swiss Contemporary Factory, e Mappe – Sguardi sui confini (Palazzo Litta Cultura, General Secretary of Italian Ministry of Culture – Lombardia, Triennale di Milano). As a writer and critic she published Enzo Cosimi. Una conversazione quasi angelica (Editoria & Spettacolo) and also works for different art magazines as Artribune, Alfabeta, Antinomie.
Efisio Carbone graduated at the University of Cagliari in Modern Literature with an artistic orientation; he got a Master Degree in History of Contemporary Art in the same university with a thesis on contemporary artistic heritage owned by the Sardinia Region. He subsequently attended two masters, one promoted by MIBACT as part of the LC3 project in “Expert in Cultural Content on the Net”, and the other in Museology, Museography and Management of Cultural Heritage at the Catholic University of Milan with a thesis on heritage enhancement of the Lombardy Region.
He has collaborated with the Superintendence for Architectural, Landscape, Historical, Artistic and Ethno-anthropological Heritage for the provinces of Cagliari and Oristano and with the Sardinia Region in the field of cataloging and enhancement projects. He completed a two-year research grant at the University of Cagliari, chair of the History of Contemporary Art, with Prof. Maria Luisa Frongia. Behind him there is a long curatorial career that began with the Man Ray Cultural Center of Cagliari. He has curated numerous solo and group exhibitions, in particular in Cagliari, where he dedicated himself to the enhancement of the Off spaces dedicated to culture: he collaborates continuously with the Macca Gallery, the Spazio (In)visible, Spazio e Movimento, dedicated to the artistic production of women, the Bartoli – Felter Foundation and the Camù Consortium. He is currently an art historian of the Civic Museums of Cagliari and he teaches Phenomenology of Contemporary Arts at the IED in Cagliari. Since January 2018 he has been Director of the MACC Museum in Calasetta (SU).
Alessandra Marchi is a research fellow at the University of Cagliari at the Gramsci Center for International Studies (GramsciLab, www.gramscilab.com), with a project concerning Arab countries. She worked at the Antonio Gramsci Museum in Ghilarza and collaborates with Sardinian Gramsci associations, in particular with schools and in the cultural sphere, and with national and international associations and institutes. She graduated in Sociology from the La Sapienza University of Rome and subsequently specialized at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris. Among her publications: “Molecular Transformations: Reading the Arab Uprisings with and beyond Gramsci”, within the monographic issue in “Gramsci in the Arab World” of Middle East Critique magazine, co-edited with John Chalcraft and released online in January 2021; «The Gramscian lexicon: translatability and applicability in the Arabic-speaking world», in the collective volume co-edited with Patrizia Manduchi, A lesson from Gramsci. Democracy, political participation, civil society in Tunisia (Carocci, Rome 2019); «New Gramscian Readings of the Arab World: Continuity and Evolution of Critical Thought», in Gramscian Studies in the World. Gramsci in the Arab world, co-edited with P. Manduchi and G. Vacca (Il Mulino, Bologna, 2017).