October – December 2022
Irene Campolmi a Copenhagen-based curator, currently working on exhibitions that investigate and question Italian colonial history, and the ethics that relate to identity issues and queer forms of living. For many years, Campolmi has focused my curatorial and academic research on performance, through postcolonial, queer, and feminist theories. Her research and practice have also concentrated on creating the conditions to apply ethics in curatorial work.
Since 2019, Campolmi has been the Head Art Program and Curator of Enter Art Program, a publicly funded satellite program of performances and talks in conjunction with Enter Art Fair. Together with Copenhagen Contemporary, she has won the Bikuben Vision Award 2021, Denmark’s most prestigious curatorial award, as the lead researcher and curator of the exhibition and research project “Yet, it Moves!”. The project explores new forms of collaboration between scientists, curators and artists, and it is developed in collaboration with Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen; CERN, Geneva; Interactive Minds Centre, Aarhus and Mod Lab at UC Davis. In 2022, she will be the Head Curator of the International Performance Festival “Walk&Talk 11” in Ponta Delagda, San Miguel, in Azores Islands and the Curator of the Performance Festival Art In A Day together with the Copenhagen art agency, Creator Projects.
Campolmi has worked as an independent curator and a researcher for ten years within art museums and institutions across the world, including the Museum of Art in Joliette, Canada; The Power Plant, Toronto; MAAT, Lisbon; Copenhagen Contemporary, Copenhagen; MAH, Terceira; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, and the 58th Venice Biennial where she co-curated the Estonian Pavilion “Birth V. Hi&Bye” by Kris Lemsalu. In the past, her curatorial research and practice have focused on curatorial ethics. Before joining the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen as a PhD Fellow (2013-2016), she worked as a researcher in the Max Planck Institute research group “Objects in the Contact Zone: The Cross-Cultural Life of Things”.
Irene Campolmi’s residency is generously funded by the Danish Arts Foundation.