Rome

Rome

Valentina Gioia Levy is an art critic, curator and writer based in Rome. In 2007, she graduated in “Asian Studies” from the Rome University La Sapienza with a focus on Japanese Contemporary Art and in 2009 she graduated in Art Market Management from the E.A.C School in Paris. Currently, in addition to her curatorial work, she teaches History of Contemporary Art and Design at Accademia Italiana, in Rome.
Since 2010, she collaborated with a number of museums and art galleries and cultural institutions all around the world, between which: the Pompidou Centre (Paris, France); MACRO, Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome (Rome, Italy); The Japan Foundation; the National Museum of Oriental Art (Rome, Italy); Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive (Civic Gallery of Modern Art of Spoleto, Italy); Label201 (Rome, Italy); MOG, Museum of Goa (Goa, India); Kochi Muziris Biennale (Kerala, India); the European Cultural Centre and Venice Biennale (Venice, Italy); DARB 1718 (Cairo, Egypt); OFF Biennale Cairo (Cairo, Egypt); The Silent Barn (Brooklyn, New York, US); RH Contemporary Art (New York, US); White Rainbow Gallery (London, UK); Art Direct o.s. (Prague, CZE); Musée de l'IFAN, Institut Fondamental de l'Afrique Noire (Dakar, Senegal); Muzeum Narodowe (Poznan, PL).
In 2011, with Elena Abbiatici, she founded the curatorial duo Abbiatici_Levy whose attention focuses on contemporary artistic practices that deal with audiovisual media culture and the sociology of the internet.
In 2014, she coordinated a curatorial program for the National Museum of Oriental Art that aimed to present key Asian artists and practices. Since 2014 she has been the curator of the visual arts section of the Festival of Villa Ada in Rome.
In 2016, she has been invited as guest curator to Dak'Art 12th Biennale of Contemporary African Art, under the direction of Simon Njami (Senegal, May 2016). She was also curator of LAM360, Land Art Mongolia Biennial and co-curator of the 5th Mediations Biennale (Poznan, Poland).