Marco Scotini (b. 1964, Cortona, Italy) is a curator, writer and art critic based in Milan, Italy. He is the Artistic Director of FM CCA (Milan) and the Head of the Visual Arts Department at NABA (Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti) Milan/Rome. His research and his critical and cultural activity aim to deconstruct the rhetoric and ideological mystifications of modernity that involve artistic production and curatorial policies through different vectors of criticism such as ecology, decoloniality and gender. During his career, he has curated more than 200 solo exhibitions of international artists. He has collaborated with art institutions such as Documenta, Manifesta, Van Abbemuseum, SALT Beyoğlu, Museo Reina Sofia, Castello di Rivoli, Nottingham Contemporary, MIT, Raven Row, Ludwing Múzeum Budapest, MSU Zagreb, MAXXI Rome and Bildmuseet Umeå. His selected curated exhibitions include Prague Biennale, Prague, Czech Republic (2007); the Albanian Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (2015); 1st Anren Biennale, Anren, China (2017) and 2nd Yinchuan Biennale, Yinchuan, China (2018).
Can Altay (b. 1975, Ankara, Turkey) is an artist that engages in works on politics of everyday life, public space, urban ecologies, objects of use, and artistic action for over two decades, incorporating narrative devices and spatial instruments. Producing ‘settings’ that open themselves to common use and act as sites of collective production, Altay’s works were exhibited at institutions such as Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA; PS1 MoMA, New York, USA; ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany; MAXXI, Rome, Italy; Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, the Netherlands and SALT, Istanbul, Turkey. His solo exhibitions took place in Bolzano, Italy; Istanbul, Turkey; Utrecht, the Netherlands; London, UK; Berlin, Germany, Bristol, UK and Bilbao, Spain. His selected group exhibitions include 8th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey (2003); 8th Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba (2003); Busan Biennial, Busan, South Korea (2006); Gwangju Biennial, Gwangju, South Korea (2008); Marrakech Biennale, Marrakech, Morocco (2014); 5th Thessaloniki Biennial, Thessaloniki, Greece (2015); Yinchuan Biennale, Yinchuan, China (2018) and Çanakkale Biennial, Çanakkale, Turkey (2022). He also runs a podcast titled ‘Ahali Conversations with Can Altay’, under the frame of https://www.ahali.space/, focusing on the future of cultural production together with artists, designers, and thinkers to imagine a broader understanding of meaning-making.
Contributors: Sarp Özer (Research Curator), Arnold Braho (Assistant Curator)
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