VR_I @ Istituto Svizzero / Romaeuropa Festival

After La Biennale du Venezia, VR_I is back in Italia!

In the frame of a collaboration between Romaeuropa Festival & Istituto Svizzero, VR_I will be presented at Villa Maraini in Roma.

On this occasion on 21 November at 6.30pm in Sala Conferenza (entrance via Ludovisi 48) Gilles Jobin will be in conversation with Maria Paola Zedda. Moderation by Laurence Wagner (Fellow, Roma Calling 2018/2019).

Laurence Wagner
Attained a Master of Arts at the Haute Ecole d’Art et de Design de Genève in 2011, after completing a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Lausanne in 2008. Since 2014 she has worked at TU-Théâtre de l’Usine in Geneva as director of programming, communication and press relations, and co-director of cultural mediation. She was a member of Corodis – Commissione Romande de Diffusion des Spectacles in 2016-17, and she has worked on various projects as a cultural mediator. She works for Zürcher Theater Spektakel in Zurich, teaches at Manufacture Haute école des arts de la scène in Lausanne, and develops various projects in the performing arts as an independent curator.

Maria Paola Zedda
Curator and expert in performance art, dance, and visual arts, she focuses her research on languages which lie between contemporary art, dance, performance and cinema. She lives and works between Milan and Cagliari. Since 2011 she has been directing festivals and events related to contemporary languages (Istantanee – visioni di danza e performance, Across Asia Film Festival, Gramsci CampoSud), collaborating with institutions such as MAXXI – Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo, Musei Civici di Cagliari, Hanoi Doc Lab – Goethe Institut. In 2015, together with Anna Maria Montaldo, she curated the artistic direction of Cagliari, Capitale Italiana della Cultura (MiBACT, Municipality of Cagliari). In 2017 she conceived and organised together with Danae Festival the project SWISS CONTEMPORARY FACTORY, while in 2018 she curated the exhibition « Sguardi sui confini » part of the project « Mappe » di Palazzo Litta Cultura, in collaboration with Triennale di Milano. She is a contributing writer for Alfabeta and Artribune.

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