Ms C. (Chiara) Cartuccia MA

  • Faculty of Humanities
    Capaciteitsgroep Kunstgeschiedenis
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    Turfdraagsterpad 9  
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    Turfdraagsterpad  9
    1012 XT  Amsterdam

Chiara Cartuccia is an art historian, writer and curator based in London. She studied Art History at the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’ and Freie Universität Berlin. She earned a Master of Arts degree in Art Theory from Goldsmiths College, University of London, with a dissertation discussing the construction of artistic subjectivity in late 70s West-Berlin. From 2012 to 2015, Chiara has been Head of Performance Art Department and Curator at the independent art institution SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin. Since 2014, she is co-founding director of the editorial and curatorial project EX NUNC, and in 2017 she joined the curatorial team of Manifesta, the European roving biennial.

Chiara is currently a PhD candidate at ASCA, her research focuses on contemporary performance-based art practices dealing with questions of historiography. She is investigating into the possibility of a gestural understanding of past(s): how can performative endeavours foster an overcoming of archives, written word and material culture as only instruments in the codification and transmission of History and (private and/or collective) narratives of the pasts?

The research adopts the work of contemporary performance artists as specific research cases, paying particular attention to the post- and de-colonial discourses developed by artists beyond the West.



  • Cartuccia, C. (2017). Acque Ferme: Some irreducible fragments and one, univocal perspective. In S. Frangi, & A. Castiglioni (Eds.), Let Us Say This Again, Opaquely: A Natural Oasis? A Transnational Research Programmme 2016-2017 (pp. 25-30). Milano: postmedia books. [details] 
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