Marianna Vecellio

Marianna Vecellio Curator

Marianna Vecellio is curator and art historian. In 2012 she was appointed curator at Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli, Turin, where she has been working since 2007. For Castello di Rivoli she has conceived and realized exhibitions and publications with a close focus on subjectivity within digital society. These include the trilogy Espressioni (Esplosioni. Artisti in guerra, 2023; Espressioni con frazioni, 2022, Espressioni. The Proposition, 2021; aaajiao. Deep Simulator, 2020; Renato Leotta. Sun, 2020; Claudia Comte, 2019-20, Michael Rakowitz, Imperfect Binding, 2019-20; Pedro Neves Marques, 2019-20; Hito Steyerl, The City of Broken Windows, 2018-19; Cally Spooner, 2018-19, Cécile B. Evans, 2017-18; Ed Atkins 2016-17; Rachel Rose 2016-17; Paloma Varga Weisz, 2015-16; Manifest Intention, 2013-14; Massimo Grimaldi. Before The Images, 2009. In 2017 she co-curated the exhibition Anna Boghiguian, which traveled to The Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, Museum der Moderne Salzburg and Tate St. Ives. For Castello di Rivoli she also conceived and curated transdisciplinary projects such as Abitare il minerale, 2018 and Comp(h)ost, 2019-20—both of which explore ecology and the posthuman to consider new forms of coexistence and transformation of living. 

She has also edited various monographs such as John McCracken and Luigi Ontani, and collaborated on several catalogs, including the monographs Gianni Piacentino, Robert Overby. Works 1969-1987 and Giorgio Griffa. Works: 1965-2015. She has published with international institutions, including Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, Whitechapel, London, Le Consortium, Dijon, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Le Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Fondation Serralves, Porto, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, and for Italian and international journals.

From 2009 to 2016 she was member of the Public Art Commission of the City of Turin. From 2016 to 2019, she curated the Curva Blu residency program on the island of Favignana in which Trisha Baga, Diego Marcon, Giulia Cenci, Stephen G. Rhodes, and David Horvitz, among many others took part. For INCURVA she curated Sivilization’s Wake by Stephen G. Rhodes and Barry Johnston (Palermo, 2018). She has lectured and taught at universities and institutions including, Triennale, Milan; LACMA, Los Angeles; Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; NABA, Milan; Politecnico, Turin; Universität für angewandte Kunst, Vienna, OGR Torino and Gallerie d’Italia, Turin.