Emanuele Guidi is a writer, curator and artistic director at ar/ge kunst, Kunstverein of Bolzano (Italy) where he carries on a program of commissions and productions, exploring the mutual relationship between visual art and publishing, architecture, live arts and theory. Central to this research are positions that focus on the politics of display and exhibition-making as practice for knowledge production and circulation. At ar/ge kunst he curated solo shows by, a.o. Mohamed Bourouissa, Ho Tzu Nyen, Jumana Manna, Slavs and Tatars, Otobong Nkanga.
He is PhD candidate in Practice in Curating at the University of Reading & Zurich University of the Arts with a research provisionally titled “Like a Mountain / Like a Mall, How Institutions think within their Environment”.
Further curated exhibitions and projects include: hostileenvironments.eu (online platform and symposium, 2020-2021), Silver Rights, Elena Mazzi (Södertäljie Konsthal, Sweden 2021), Shadow Writings, Lorenzo Sandoval (Centro Párraga, Murcia, 2020), The Variational Status, Riccardo Giacconi (FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, 2017, with A. Marchand), Ingrid Hora, Freyzeit (DAZ, Berlin, 2015), How to Tell a Story (DEPO, Istanbul, 2013 with C. Larquè).
Among his edited publications: Silver Rights, (Archive Books, 2021, with E. Mazzi), Image Diplomacy, Vladislav Shapovalov (Mousse, 2020, with A. Siclodi); Spaces of Anticipation (Oncurating Journal, 2018, with L. Sandoval); The Variational Status (Humboldt Books, 2017 with R. Giacconi); Rehearsing Collectivity – Choreography Beyond Dance (Argobooks, 2012, with E. Basteri, E. Ricci); Urban Makers – Parallel Narratives of Grassroots Practices and Tensions (Bbooks, 2008).