Valeria Ceregini is an Italian art historian, visual art curator and critic, based between Dublin (IE) and Turin (IT). She has over 7 years of curatorial experience and has collaborated with numerous International artists, curators and writers through exhibitions, exchanges, residencies, publications, talks and workshops. She is a regular contributor to Juliet Art Magazine and she collaborates with several art magazines.
During the lockdown, she created JournALL an online art programme to weekly feature international artists. From March until August 2020 she interviewed and presented the work of 19 artists like the number of the Coronavirus disease.
Currently, she is engaged with the group show Over Nature, which tours six venues in Ireland and the UK between September 2019 and November 2020. Acting as Curator and Project Manager of this touring show, featuring six Irish and International artists, she attempts to activate a new vision of greater ecological awareness and responsibility.
Valeria was invited as Curator to participate at the live event Culture Night 2020 as part of the Luan Gallery (Athlone, IE) programme to give insight into her motivations for the Over Nature exhibition as well as answering some questions from our followers.
She actively participated in Franko B’s Unloved (curated by a/political, 2019) workshop and exhibition at Rua Red, Dublin. At the latter, she took part in the realisation of the Trauma [Audio Recording].
Since 2019, Valeria is a juror member of the apexart (NYC) international panel.
She was the artistic director and responsible for the artists-in-residence programme at Areacreativa42, Rivarolo C.se, Turin (2018-2019). She collaborated as curator and writer with Pallas Projects/Studios, Dublin (2017-2018).
In 2017, she was selected by SEA Foundation (Tilburg, NL) as curator-in-residence and, in 2018 she curated the group show Beyond the painting, the first episode of a travelling exhibition project on abstract painting entitled “Painting through its poetical emotions”. The second episode was staged at Galleria Weber&Weber (Turin) and all the three solo exhibitions were kindly supported by Culture Ireland.
Valeria has been appointed by VAI – Visual Artists Ireland as one of the 30 best curators in Ireland and Northern Ireland to take part at the annual event the Get Together 2018 and, she was reconfirmed as one of the top Irish curators at the Get Together 2019.
Recently, she was shortlisted for the position of Visual Art Curator in Residence 2020/21 at Roscommon Arts Centre and has been listed 3rd, Curator in Residence 2020/21 at Glor (Ennis, Co Clare), Public Programme Curator at the CCA – Centre for Contemporary Art (Derry-Londonderry, NI), Gallery Coordinator/Curator at The Courthouse Gallery & Studios (Ennistymon, Co Clare), and Programming Curator and Coordinator at Luan Gallery & Abbey Road Artists’ Studios (Athlone, Co Westmeath). Besides, she was shortlisted for the nomadic residency programme “CPR 2018: Dimming the Northern Lights” and the research residency “Sharing The Portico Library’s Hidden Heritage” at Manchester (UK).
Valeria is graduated in Semiotics with an MA in Communication Science at the University of Turin and in Contemporary Art with an MA (Hons) in History of Art at the University of Genoa. She pursued her studies attending the Postgraduate Diploma in Cultural Heritage & Museum Studies, University of Genoa.