Amara Antilla

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Amara Antilla_residente 17-23 marzo 2011: curatrice americana attualmente residente a New York, Amara Antilla svolge una ricerca sugli spazi che concepiscono la produzione artistica come sistema aperto, in dialogo con le necessità del territorio in cui si trovano. In particolare, la curatrice è interessata a quegli artisti che sviluppano il proprio lavoro attraverso il coinvolgimento diretto del pubblico con cui creano una relazione, parte strutturale dell’opera.

Nel mese di marzo Amara Antilla è stata invitata in Italia nell’ambito del progetto RESIDENZAITALIA, una rete di residenze che permette la mobilità di artisti e curatori in più luoghi del territorio, progetto dell’associazioneFARE, finanziato dalla Fondazione CariploAccademia di Belle Arti di BreraGAI (giovani artisti italiani), in collaborazione con Open Care.  Selezionata da Gabi Scardi per il programma VIR Curator di Viafarini, ha trascorso un periodo di studio e ricerca a Milano presso VIR Viafarini-in-residence, a Venezia presso la Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa e a Roma presso qwatz.

Amara Antilla ha studiato alla Tufts University e al Museum School di Boston. Ha collaborato allo sviluppo di ricerche e programmi di mostre presso il Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, il Museum of Modern Art di New York, e il Duolun Museum of Modern Art di Shanghai. Nel 2007 ha lavorato come assistente curatrice alla mostra Migration Addicts: una serie d’interventi urbani, parte degli Eventi Collaterali della 52esima Biennale di Venezia. Come curatrice indipendente, ha organizzato mostre, proiezioni e altri eventi legati all’arte, incluso UnReserved: Emerging Arts Station, RECESSNew Language Makers e Quick Shots etc. Attualmente lavora presso il Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum come Assistente Curatrice.

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Amara Antilla_resident from 17 – 23 March 2011: Amara Antilla is an American curator currently living in New York. Her work focuses on research into spaces that give rise to artistic production in terms of an open system which dialogues with the needs of the sites in which they are located. In particular, the curator is interested in artists whose work develops through a direct involvement with the public, with whom they create a relationship, and who become a structural element of the work.

Amara Antilla was invited to Italy in March as part of the RESIDENZAITALIA project, a network of residence programmes set up to encourage the movement of artists and curators around the Italy. The project was organised by the association FARE and jointly financed by the Fondazione Carpilo, the Brera Art Academy and GAI (Young Italian Artists), in collaboration with Open Care. Selected by Gabi Scardi for the VIR Curator program at Viafarini, Amara Antilla spent the first part of her study period in Milan on the VIR Viafarini-in-residence before going to the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa in Venice and then to Rome to take part in a qwatz residency.

Amara Antilla studied at Tufts University and at the Museum School in Boston. She has collaborated on the development of education and exhibition programmes at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York; and at the Duolun Museum of Modern Art in Shanghai. In 2007, she worked as Curatorial Assistant for the exhibition Migration Addicts, a series of urban events as a part of the Collateral Events section of the 52nd Venice Biennial. As an independent curator she has organised exhibitions, video and film events and other art-related events including UnReserved: Emerging Arts Station, RECESS, New Language Makers and Quick Shots among others. She is currently working at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum as a Curatorial Assistant.

 

 

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