Eugenio Viola

Eugenio Viola Named Senior Curator at Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

The Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts in Australia announced today that Italian curator and art critic Eugenio Viola has been appointed the new senior curator. He will take up the post in February 2017.

Viola has held various curatorial positions at the Contemporary Art Museum of Naples. Since 2013, he has served as curator at large and was responsible for the research and development of the museum’s collection. He also cocurated the first Italian large-scale exhibitions of Boris Mikhailov and Francis Alys and the largest exhibitions ever devoted to Italian artists Vettor Pisani and Giulia Piscitelli. From 2009 to 2012, he was the curator of the museum’s project room. In this role he was responsible for presenting “Transit” Project (2009–11), a series of exhibitions and residencies in partnership with institutions from the Middle East, as well as an annual performance festival named Corpus. Previously, he worked as a guest curator for several Italian and international institutions, curating solo exhibitions devoted to Regina José Galindo, Karol Radziszewski, Mark Raidpere, and Marina Abramović, among others. In 2015, he curated the Estonian Pavilion at the Fifty-Sixth Venice Biennale. Viola has written for numerous publications, often focusing his writings on art and the body, and he is a longtime contributor to Artforum.