(ANSA) – Venice, January 10 – The Venice Biennale said Friday
that it has appointed Cecilia Alemani as the new Director of its
Visual Arts Department, making her the first woman to hold the
As a result the Italian curator, who comes from Milan and is
based in New York, has the task of planning and curating the
upcoming 59th International Art Exhibition.
“It is a great honor to be able to take on this role in one
of the most prestigious and recognized Italian institutions in
the world,” she said.
“As the first Italian woman to hold this position, I
understand and appreciate the responsibility and also the
opportunity offered to me and I intend to give voice to artists
to create unique projects that reflect their visions and our
Alemani has organized many exhibitions of contemporary
artists and is currently Jr. Director & Chief Curator of High
Line Art, the renowned art programme of a New York public park.
She was the curator of the Italian Pavilion at the Biennale
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