Statement

Valeria Ceregini‘s curatorial practice is focused on the etymological meaning of words, artworks, vernacular traditions, social and cultural situations. She is particularly attracted by abstract painting, photography, new media and digital art. She always uses her humanistic studies, such as semiotics methods to read and analyse artworks via philosophical and aesthetics tools to understand and manage contemporary art.

As international creative, the need for a creative community which is supportive and productive is fundamental. With this in mind, during the Corona crisis, she created JournALL, an art programme online to support and promote artists across all disciplines and at any stage of their career. This activism and solidarity is at the base of her practice as mentor/curator. She is constantly involved in a collaborative production, working together with artists and practitioners on context.

Her curatorial practice is characterised by two different research pathways: the abstract painting through its poetical emotion and the dichotomy nature-culture. The latter topic examines the relationship between nature and culture to demonstrate how nature has become a cultural product, an anthropocentric vision of the social world. These concepts are argued in her most recent publication Over Nature, which gives the name at the touring group exhibition staged across Ireland and the UK. This exhibition project, interested to explore through visual and multimedia art the human vision and perception of our cultures and place in the world, notwithstanding that technologies have changed human activities and languages in the Anthropocene era.