The Italian Copenhagen-based art historian, curator and critic Diana Baldon has been named Director of Fondazione Modena Arti Visive, a new visual arts institutions based in Modena, Italy. The new foundation brings together three of the city’s key cultural institutions: the Galleria Civica di Modena together with the more recently established Fondazione Fotografia Modena – where Baldon is currently director – and the Museo della Figurina.
Between 2011 and 2016 Diana Baldon was Director of Malmö Konsthall and Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation where she staged solo exhibitions by Nina Beier, Joan Jonas, Goshka Macuga, Ad Reinhardt, Lili Reynaud-Dewar and Heimo Zobernig among others. Prior to her appointments in Sweden, she worked at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna as Curator-in-Residence and as a member of the scientific and artistic teaching staff (2007–2011). Her critical writing has been featured in numerous artists’ catalogues and international magazines such as Artforum, Texte zur Kunst, and Afterall.
Fondazione Modena Arti Visive has been founded by the City of Modena and the private philanthropic foundation Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena.
13 October 2017