About

Valeria Ceregini is an Italian art historian, independent curator and visual art critic currently based between Turin (IT) and Dublin (IE).

She completed her MSc in Semiotics at the University of Turin and in History of Contemporary Art cum laude at the University of Genoa. She continued her studies in Art History attending the post graduate diploma in Specialisation School in Historical and Artistic Heritage at the University of Genoa.

She was Assistant Chief Curator at GAM – Civic Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Turin and the head curator and archivist at the Piero Gilardi’s Foundation for his last book La mia biopolitica (Ed. Prearo, Milan, 2016).  

From 2015 she is the arts critic of several contemporary art magazines, such as Juliet and Segno.

Valeria collaborates with contemporary art galleries in Turin and, from March 2017, as curator and writer with Pallas Projects/Studios (Dublin). 

She has been selected as Speed Curator from a list of 30 of the best curators in Ireland and Northern Ireland to take part at the annual event Get Together 2018, organised by VAI – Visual Artists Ireland at IMMA – Irish Museum of Modern Art (Dublin).

In October 2017, she was involved as curator-in-residence by SEA Foundation (Tilburg, NL) for an exhibition project about the relationships between abstract art and narrative. During May 2018, she curated the group show Beyond the painting, the first episode of a traveling exhibition project on abstract painting entitled “Painting through its poetical emotion”, which will encompass several international exhibitions and will involve abstract artists coming from different countries.

The second episode of Painting through its poetical emotions is scheduled from 20th September 2018 to 2nd February 2019 at Galleria Weber & Weber (Turin, IT). As curator and project manager of the entire plan, she conceived it as a cycle of three solo exhibitions, all of those kindly supported by Culture Ireland.

From July 2018 she earned the role of Artistic Director of Areacreativa42.

Recently, she was shortlisted for the nomadic residency program “CPR 2018: Dimming the Northern Lights” and the research residency “Sharing The Portico Library’s Hidden Heritage” at Manchester (UK).