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Matteo Lucchetti

Jan 2011 to Jul 2011
1984 lives and works in Milan, Italy.

Matteo Lucchetti (born 1984) is art historian, independent curator, and critic. After completing his studies in Contemporary Art History at the University of Florence he received an MA in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies at NABA – New Academy of Fine Arts of Milan. During 2010 he has been researcher in residence at BAK, in Utrecht, with which he is collaborating as editor for the five year long project Former West.

His curatorial projects include: Practicing Memory - in a time of an all-encompassing present (Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, 2010); Altri Discorsi. Crossing the DOCVA Video Archive (Careof, Milan, 2009); participation in Public Turbulence by Bert Theis and Alberto Pesavento (Isola neighbourhood, Milan, 2009) and The Power of the Artist #1 (Spazio Dinamico PME, Pisa, 2007), among others. Since 2006 Lucchetti has collaborated with Marco Scotini on a number of projects including: We Do It. The Isola neighbourhood in two inadequate descriptive systems (Kunstraum Lakeside, Klagenfurt, 2009); Disobedience Archive (HDLU, Zagreb, 2008 and MNAC, Bucharest, 2009); and Cities from below (Fondazione Teseco, Pisa, 2006–2007).

He is contributing to the magazines Flash Art, Arte e Critica, and Janus. Lucchetti also contributes to the Italian online contemporary art network UnDo.net. He has recently lectured in the frame of Politique Zero, at Espace Niemayer, Paris and he's collaborating with several courses at Accademia di Belle Arti di Milano and with Politecnico di Milano. In 2009 he co-curated Everybody Talks About the Weather. We Don’t, at NABA, Milan, a forum for young curators on the relationship between curatorship, institutions, and power, and in 2008 he was invited, with other young Italian curators, to participate in the Interpretation Laboratory, organized within the Manifesta 7 programme. Lucchetti lives and works in Milan