Marco Baravalle

Marco Baravalle is a researcher, curator and activist. He is a member of Sale Docks, a collective and independent space for visual arts, activism, and experimental theater located in what had been an abandoned salt-storage facility in Dorsoduro, Venice, Italy.

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Founded in 2007, its programming includes activist-group meetings, formal exhibitions, and screenings. He is a member of IRI (Institute Of Radical Imagination), a collective inviting activists, artists, curators and cultural producers to share knowledge on a continuous base with the aim of defining and implementing zones of post-capitalism in Europe’s South and the Mediterranean. Baravalle teaches Phenomenology of Contemporary Art at the MA in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies of NABA (Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milan), and Curatorship at Ca’Foscari University in Venice. From 2018 to 2021 Baravalle was research fellow at “INCOMMON. In praise of community. Shared creativity in arts and politics in Italy (1959-1979)”, a project hosted by IUAV, University of Venice. He has published articles and essays on the relationship between art, activism and ecologies, with focus on curating. He has co-edited two books: “Art For UBI Manifesto” (Bruno, 2022) and “Art For Radical Ecologies Manifesto” (Bruno 2024). He has authored a monograph in Italian titled “L’autunno Caldo del Curatore. Arte, Neoliberismo, Pandemia” (Marsilio, 2021)


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