Valeria Ceregini‘s curatorial practice investigates the etymological meaning of words, artworks, vernacular traditions, social and cultural situations. She is interested in the intersection of art, curatorial practice, activism and politics such as themes concerning social engagements (i.e. the current social and political changes, new gender identities, and life in times of ecological crisis).
She believes is fundamental for a creative community be supportive and productive. With this in mind, during the first Covid crisis (March 2020), she created JournALL, a weekly online art programme to support and promote artists across all disciplines and at any stage of their career. Activism and solidarity are at the base of her practice as a mentor/curator. She is regularly involved in a collaborative production, working together with artists and practitioners on context.
Her curatorial interests embrace all the visual arts, in particular, they are ranging from the dichotomy nature-culture to the abstract painting through its poetical emotion. The first one is connected with the idea of a progressive humanisation of Nature. As a matter of fact, Nature is gradually losing its bio and geodiversity becoming more and more a cultural product, an anthropocentric vision of the social world. The latter field is related to the connection between abstract painting and the narrative method stream of consciousness.
She has been concerned with the Athropocene in her most recent publication Over Nature, which is also the name of the touring group exhibition staged across Ireland and the UK from September 2019 to November 2020. This exhibition project is interested in exploring – via visual and multimedia art – on the social vision and perception of our cultures and place in the world, notwithstanding that technologies, have changed human activities and languages in the Capitalocene era.
A new international collaboration titled Crossing Borders – A Global Exhibition Exploring Themes of Migration based on climate migration is upcoming.