Alessandra Saviotti, Independent Curator and Editor
Alessandra Saviotti is an independent curator and editor. She focuses on the continuous interaction with artists. By relating constantly with them she participates actively in the artistic process from the beginning to the end. Her work aims to realize projects where the public is actively involved and ordinary space gains new value thanks to the temporary incursion of art.
Her reflection is taking into consideration participatory and collaborative processes according to the idea that ‘collaboration i s better than competition’. She is co-founder of the art collective Aspra.mente (2006), a group which focused on the conception of interdisciplinary projects mainly dealing with the social and cultural contest of the site where the art were displayed. Since 2009 she has been developing a critical discourse – in collaboration with Marianna Liosi – about the relationship between art practices and the transformation of protest movements.
Recent projects: 2013 Common space of the future, This Is Not A Gateway festival, videoscreening and discussion co-curated with Marianna Liosi, Bishopgate London, UK; 2012 Giant Step 4 – Critical Regionalism: Eindhoven as a Common Ground, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, NL; … L’immaginazione Vede, co-curated with Marianna Liosi, MIC, Faenza, I; Guest curator Golden Age, a lecture about Food, Art and Artist’s Restaurants, Kunshuis SYB, Beetsterzwaag, NL. She took part to several festivals as production assistant for Francesca Grilli. Main collaborations: neon>campobase – Bologna (I), FormContent – London (UK), Centrale Fies – Dro (I), Van Abbemuseum – Eindhoven (NL). She currently has a research position at the Jan Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht (NL).