Marco Scotini

Marco Scotini Named Curator of Second Yinchuan Biennale

The Museum of Contemporary Art Yinchuan—the first contemporary art museum in northwest China—has announced that Marco Scotini, artistic director of FM Center for Contemporary Art in Milan, will curate the second edition of the Yinchuan Biennale.

“MOCA Yinchuan has been focusing both on the ecology issues and cultural crossroad between [the] East and West, therefore it is a great honor for us to appoint Marco Scotini as the curator of the Second Yinchuan Biennale, [due to] his extensive international experience in the curatorial field and his particular research on these specific topics,” artistic director Suchen Hsieh said.

Over the course of his career, Scotini has curated more than two hundred solo exhibitions. Since 2004, Scotini has served as head of the Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies Department at NABA in Milan, and since 2014, he has led the exhibitions program at the Parco d’Arte Vivente in Turin. Scotini is the author of a number of books including Politics of Memory: Documentary and Archive (2014) and is the founder of the bookzine No Order: Art in a Post-Fordist Society, published by Archive Books in Berlin. His ongoing video project, Disobedience Archive, which examines the relationship between artistic practice and political action, toured the globe for more than ten years.

The upcoming Yinchuan Biennale will take place from June to September 2018. The inaugural exhibition, which was curated by Bose Krishnamachari, was criticized for asking Chinese artist Ai Weiwei to participate and then rescinding his invitation because of his political beliefs.