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Marco Scotini appointed as curator of the Second Yinchuan Biennale

The Museum of Contemporary Art Yinchuan, founded in 2015 as the first contemporary art museum in northwest China, is proud to announce Marco Scotini as the curator of the upcoming Second Yinchuan Biennale.

“MOCA Yinchuan has been focusing both on the ecology issues and cultural crossroad between East and West, therefore it is a great honor for us to appoint Marco Scotini as the curator of the Second Yinchuan Biennale, seen his extensive international experience in the curatorial field and his particular research on these specific topics,” says Suchen Hsieh, Artistic Director of MOCA Yinchuan.

The second Yinchuan Biennale will take place from June to September 2018,following the successful first edition in 2016, curated by Bose Krishnamachari. The exhibition will involve 15,000 square meters of museum space and other art settlements, including Hui Nongqu Eco-park and the International Artist Village of the River Origins, which is an artistic project in cooperation with international institutions and artistic residencies.

Marco Scotini is Artistic Director of FM Center for Contemporary Art in Milan. Since 2004, he is Head of the Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies Department at NABA, Milan. Since 2014 he is Head of Exhibitions Program at PAV - Parco d’Arte Vivente, Turin.

During his career, Scotini has curated more than two hundred solo exhibitions of artists from Eastern and Central Europe, Latin America, Central Asia, Africa and the Middle East. He has collaborated with art institutions as Documenta, Manifesta, Van Abbemusuem, SALT, Museo Reina Sofia, Castello di Rivoli, Nottingham Contemporary, MIT, Raven Row, Ludwing Múzeum Budapest, MSU Zagreb and Bildmuseet Umeå.

He curated the Albanian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2015 and three editions of the Prague Biennale, in 2003, 2005, and 2007, among other biennales in Europe and Asia.

His project, Disobedience Archive, traveled internationally for 10 years in several European countries, in the United States and Mexico. He was Artistic Director of Gianni Colombo Archive from 2004 to 2016 organizing several retrospectives devoted to his work at international institutions as Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum Graz, Haus Konstruktiv Zurigo and Castello di Rivoli together with Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev.

His most recent exhibitions include: Piero Gilardi, Nature Forever. MAXXI, Rome (2017); The White Hunter: Memories and African Representations, FM Centre for Contemporary Art, Milan (2017); the PAV trilogy - EarthRise, ecologEast and The Green Tent (Das Grüne Zelt), PAV, Turin (2015–16); Non-Aligned Modernity, FM Centre for Contemporary Art, Milan (2016); The Unarchivable: Italy 1970s, FM Centre for Contemporary Art, Milan (2016); Too Early, Too Late: Middle East and Modernity, Pinacoteca Nazionale, Bologna (2015).

He is author/editor of the books Politics of Memory: Documentary and Archive (Derive Approdi, Rome 2014, and Archive Books, Berlin 2015); Deimantas Narkevičius. Da Capo. Fifteen Films (Archive Books, Berlin 2015); Artecrazia: Macchine espositive e governo dei pubblici (DeriveApprodi, Roma 2016), Politiques de la végétation: Pratiques artistiques, stratégies communautaires, agroécologie (Eterotopia France, Paris 2017); Gianni Pettena. Not Conscious Architecture (Sternberg Press, Berlin 2017).

Marco Scotini is also the founder of the bookzine No Order: Art in a Post-Fordist Society, published by Archive Books in Berlin, Scotini has written essays for Italian and international magazines, including Moscow Art Magazine, Springerin, Flash Art, Domus, Manifesta Journal, Kaleidoscope, Brumaria, Chto Delat? / What is to be done?, Open, South as a State of Mind, Arte e Critica, Millepiani, and Alfabeta.