Carolina Ciuti

Contemporary art curator

Carolina Ciuti (Pistoia, Italy, 1990) is a contemporary art curator and researcher in the fields of visual and performing arts. She graduated in History of Art from the University of Florence (2009-2012) and then she specialized in Contemporary Art with a Master's degree from the Sotheby's Institute of Art in London (2013-2015).

She currently serves as artistic director of the LOOP video art festival in Barcelona, where she started working in 2015 as a curator. At LOOP, she has produced exhibitions, film programmes and performances by internationally recognized artists such as: Regina de Miguel, Agnes Meyer-Brandis, Aleksandra Mir, Muntadas, Steina and Woody Vasulka and Anton Vidokle. She curated the group exhibitions And If Seeing Was Fire (Filmoteca de Catalunya, Barcelona), One Day I Stumbled Upon A Meteorite (Fabra i Coats – Contemporary Art Centre of Barcelona), PRODUCE, PRODUCE, PRODUCED (Real Cercle Artístic, Barcelona), the projects Francesca Banchelli: Before The Name (MACBA, Barcelona) and TRANSEUROPE EXPRESS (OfficeCafè, Pistoia), and the video programmes presented by LOOP at Cinéphèmère-FIAC Paris (editions 2017, 2018, 2019).

She was editor of the publications I Have A Friend Who Knows Someone Who Bought a Video, Once (LOOP Barcelona, Mousse Publishing, 2016) and Before The Name: a book on an itinerant performance project (RAM Editions, 2018). Ciuti is a permanent collaborator of the magazine of contemporary culture and economics La Maleta de Portbou, and she has frequently contributed to the art catalogues of the publishing house Istituto Italiano Edizioni ATLAS.

In 2017, she co-founded the art collective CRiB to create hybrid projects straddling the visual arts, theatre and performance. Whether through writing, curating, or research, all of Carolina's projects denote a deep interest in the notion of 'time', its representation in the philosophical and cultural sphere, and its influence on the construction of identities.