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Lucia Pietroiusti

Curator - Ecologically minded curator marking ten years of climate-focused programming at the Serpentine Galleries

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In October luminaries ranging from Malian cultural theorist Manthia Diawara to Argentine artist Tomás Saraceno gathered at London’s Serpentine Galleries to ask: what is underrepresented on the environmental agenda today? What is not yet on the agenda, but will be in the near future? The event was a prelude to next year’s Infinite Ecologies Marathon, marking ten years of climate-focused events organised by Pietroiusti at the Serpentine, and representative of the curator’s belief that art can platform cross-disciplinary ideas on tackling the climate crisis. One of the leading ecologically minded curators, she is a regular on the panel discussion and jury circuit. This year she curated a screening programme for a ‘more-than-human curiosity’ symposium in the Czech Republic, and serves as a trustee of the Gallery Climate Coalition, which includes hundreds of galleries and institutions worldwide. Sun & Sea (Marina), the ‘climate change’ opera she curated for the 2019 Lithuanian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, also continues its seemingly never-ending global tour: Taipei, Paris, Cork, Vienna, Buenos Aires, Santiago and Sydney this year.

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