Lucrezia Calabrò Visconti is a curator and art writer, currently serving as the Chief Curator and Head of the Curatorial Department at Pinacoteca Agnelli in Turin.

Her recent projects at Pinacoteca include the new commission Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster. PISTARAMA; the exhibition Lucy McKenzie and Antonio Canova. Vulcanizzato (2023); the co-curation of major monographic exhibitions such as Lee Lozano. Strike (Pinacoteca Agnelli and La Bourse – Pinault Collection, Paris, 2023-24), and Sylvie Fleury. Turn Me On (2022). For Pinacoteca's Pista 500, an ambitious open-air installations project, she curated projects and new commissions by artists such as Shirin Aliabadi, Nina Beier, Julius von Bismark, Mark Leckey, Cally Spooner, VALIE EXPORT, Sylvie Fleury, Liam Gillick, Marco Giordano, Nan Goldin, Shilpa Gupta, Louise Lawler, Aljcia Kwade, SUPERFLEX, among others.

She regularly curates exhibitions and programmes for institutions in Italy and abroad. Recent projects include Motherless Daughters, VIN VIN, for "curated_by", Wien (2023); Esasperate, Eretiche, Estatiche, Almanac Inn, Turin (2021); the public programme Verso, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (2020-21); No Space, Just a Place, Daelim Museum, Seoul (associate curator, 2020); Get Rid of Yourself (Ancora Ancora Ancora), Fondazione Baruchello, Rome (2019); Abstract Sex. We don't have any clothes, only equipment at Artissima, Turin (2019); Good Luck, See you After the Revolution at UvA, Amsterdam (2017); Why Is Everybody Being So Nice?, De Appel and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2017); Dear Betty: Run Fast, Bite Hard!, GAMeC, Bergamo (2016).

In 2018 she curated the main exhibition of the 6th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, titled Abracadabra, and co-founded the collective platform The School of the End of Time, with whom she co-curated the public programme accompanying the Biennale. From 2018 to 2021, she worked at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo as curator and head of the Young Curators Reisdency Programme, a research-based residency programme for international curators selected by prominent curatorial schools worldwide. From 2015 to 2018 she co-founded and curated the programme of CLOG Project, a research-driven independent space with a focus on contemporary arts and culture, autonomous education experiments and self-production projects.

As a writer and journalist (registered to the Ordine dei Giornalisti), her essays and texts have been published in various exhibition catalogues, publications and journals. She has curated volumes such as Lee Lozano. Strike (2023); Sylvie Fleury. Turn Me On (2022), Shifting Views on Italian Art (2021), and The New Work Times (2018). She has delivered lectures and conferences at museums and organisations in Italy and Europe and regularly engages in teaching at universities and programmes. 

She received her education in visual and performing arts from IUAV University in Venice, in curatorial studies from De Appel, Amsterdam and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, and specialised in critical social theory at the University of Milan - Bicocca and at the Critical Curatorial Cybermedia research Master at la HEAD, Geneve (currently on hold). She gained her curatorial training at Artists Space, New York.

She is a co-founder and currently vice-president of AWI - Art Workers Italia, the first association established to advocate for contemporary art workers in Italy.

This bio is updated to 2023. The website is updated to 2019. 

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