Donatella
Bernardi


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Donatella Bernardi (Geneva, 1976) is a multidisciplinary artist working with installations, publications, films, essays and exhibition curatorship. Her interests cover questions of power, gender, post-colonialism, racial injustice and capitalism. She was part of the Zorro & Bernardo collective (2001-2006) as well as being co-founder and co-director of the award-winning nomadic and international festival Eternal Tour (2008-2012).

She is currently the Director of MFA program at the ZHdK, Zurich University of the Arts and was professor at the Royal Institute of Art (Kungliga Konsthögskolan) in Stockholm (2010-2016). A former member of the Swiss Institute (Rome, 2006-2008) and a researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academie (Maastricht, 2008-2009), she is writing a PhD thesis on events and the contemporary art system in the context of globalisation under the supervision of Denise Ferreira da Silva and Stephen Fox (Queen Mary University of London). Winner of the Picker Bursary in 2013, she published her first monograph In Pursuit of Unlimited Hospitality the following year. In 2015, she was a guest curator at the Kunsthalle in Bern, an experience followed by the publication of Into Your Solar Plexus (Humboldt Books, 2016).

In December 2016, she presented a part of her research project Comunità Olivetti at the Swiss Institute in Rome, in partnership with the Work.Master, HEAD, Geneva University of Art and Design. After her show The Belly of the Phoenix at Last Tango, June 11 – August 12, Zurich, she will be in residence Landis+Gyr in Zug from August 2017 to January 2018, and in February, opening a solo show at Corner College, Zurich.

Background picture: Donatella Bernardi in Our Last Sonata, Jerusalem, Rudy Decelière, 2010.

 
 
 
 

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