Biography

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

From July 2018 she began her collaboration with Areacreativa42 (Rivarolo C.se, Turin) as artistic director and  programme responsible of artists-in-residence.

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 staged at Galleria Weber & Weber (Turin) from 20th September 2018 to 2nd February 2019. 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.

Valeria collaborates regularly with several internationals art institutions, in particular with Italian and Irish contemporary art galleries and not-for-profit organisations. Such as, from March 2017 to May 2018 she collaborated 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).

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

She is graduated in Semiotics with a MA in Communication Science at the University of Turin and in Contemporary Art with a MA (Hons) in History of Art at the University of Genoa. She further her academic studies in History of Art attending the post graduate diploma at the Graduate School in Historical and Artistic Heritage, University of Genoa.