Starts at 19:30
Antonia Alampi is a curator, researcher and writer born to southern Italy and currently based in Berlin, where she is Artistic co-Director of SAVVY Contemporary, a space wherein epistemological disobedience and delinking (Walter Mignolo) are practiced, and a space for decolonial practices and aesthetics. In 2016 she initiated with iLiana Fokianaki the research project Future Climates, which firstly manifested in Athens in March 2017, by focusing on how economic fluxes shape and determine the work of small-scale initiatives in contexts with weak public infrastructures for arts and culture. Since 2017 she is also curator of Extra City in Antwerp, with a three-years program focused on the manufacturing of the notion of European Citizenship. From 2012 to 2015 she was curator of Beirut, an art initiative that existed in Cairo in that time-frame, reflecting on the paramount moment of transition the country was experiencing. There, she conceived and directed the educational project The Imaginary School Program (2014/2015) looking into forms of organizing and institution building in the city. Between 2009 and 2011 she was the co-founding director of the art initiative Opera Rebis and prior to this she has worked for the Studio Stefania Miscetti (Rome), Manifesta7 (South Tyrol) and the Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea of Trento.
For this presentation Antonia Alampi will focus on her work and experiments with small-scale initiatives specifically in Rome, Cairo and Berlin.
Extra Academy is a longstanding collaboration between Sint Lucas School of Arts Antwerp, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp and Kunsthal Extra City.