Eugenio Viola, PhD, is Curator of HyperPrometheus and is Senior Curator at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts. Since 2009 he has held curatorial positions at MADRE, the Contemporary Art Museum of Naples. From 2013, as Curator at Large, he has been responsible for the research and development of the museum’s collection and co-curated the first Italian large-scale exhibitions of Boris Mikhailov, Francis Alÿs and Daniel Buren. Viola was the curator of the museum’s Project Room (2009–2012). During this time, he curated the ‘Transit’ Project, a series of exhibitions and residencies in partnership with institutions from the Middle East, and an annual performance festival named ‘Corpus. Art in Action’. Viola has worked as a guest curator for international institutions, curating solo exhibitions devoted to: Regina José Galindo (Frankfurter Kunstverein, 2016); Karol Radziszewski (CoCA – Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu, Torun, 2014); Mark Raidpere (EKKM – The Contemporary Art Museum of Tallinn, 2013); Marina Abramović (PAC – Contemporary Art Pavilion, Milan, 2012); Francesco Jodice (MSU – The Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, 2011); and ORLAN (MAMC – Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Saint Etienne, 2007). He curated the Estonian Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale. He is a scholar in theories related to performance and body art and has published and lectured extensively on these subjects.
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