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Carolina Lio (b. Italy, 1984) is an art critic and independent curator based between Berlin and Hong Kong. She graduated at the University Alma Mater of Bologna in Science of Communication, with a thesis in Analysis of the visual communication. Her curatorial career started in 2004 working in the organization of the performance by Shozo Shimamoto in Forte Marghera, during his solo show in Ca Pesaro, Venice. In the same year, she curated her first exhibitions as professional curator.
She wrote articles for Flash Art, Exibart, New York Art Magazine and other art reviews, and in the last seven years she has then curated more than one hundred exhibitions for art galleries and several private and public institutions. Among these, we can remind in the last year: "Vulpes Pilum Mutare" for the Civic Museum of Bassano del Grappa in Vicenza, "Fragile: Handle with care" for Lu.C.C.A. Lucca Center of Contemporary Art; "Suspense" for Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation in Venice, "Italian Container" for the ACCEA Armenian Centre for Contemporary Experimal Art in Yerevan and "Opening" for the Centre of Contemporary Art Castello di Rivara in Turin.
She is currently the curator in charge for the video-art archive of the Lucca Center of Contemporary Art and is President of Jury of the international competion Premio ORA. As independent curator she curated many exhibitions for several art galleries based mainly in Milan, Rome, Venice, Berlin, Paris and Hong Kong.
In 2010 she has received the grant Step Beyond from the European Cultural Foundation of Amstedam and from the Open Society Institute by Soros Foundation in New York for a residency at ACOSS Cultural NGO in Yerevan (Armenia) and in 2011 she was guest curator at the no-profit organization 00130 Gallery of Helsinki with a grant offered by the Finnish Government, Ministry of Culture.


Carolina Lio
Stadt Berlin
Land Deutschland