Curator, writer & editor
Born 1984 in Italy, lives in Copenhagen (Denmark)
paolapale [at] gmail [dot] com

My main area of interest is the photographic language and its relations with the contemporary visual culture and art practices. I am also interested in the intersection between critical and creative writing and I try to intertwine art criticism with literature in several of my projects.


2013  Masterclass in Cultural Heritage & Services Management, Il Sole24Ore Business School, Rome
2011  Masterclass in Contemporary Photography, CSF Adams, Rome
2009  Master Degree in Design, Politecnico di Milano

Professional activities (main)

2017 – today  Member of FSK – Foreningen for Samtidskunst, Copenhagen
2013 – 2018  Deputy editor at YET magazine
2011 – 2017  Curator, writer and editor at ARTNOISE
2015 – 2016  Curatorial advisor at COLLI independent art gallery, Rome
2011 – 2014  Gallery manager and curator at s.t. foto libreria galleria, Rome
2010  Gallery assistant and curator at Galerie Břehová, Prague

Curated exhibitions (selected)

2018  (upcoming)  Magnus Frederik Clausen and Giulia Marchi, As Things Merge, Part 1 at Materia gallery, Rome; Part 2 at Annual Reportt, Copenhagen
2018  EC1 24H Copenhagen 2018, LOKALE, Copenhagen
2018  SMK Fridays “Art in the making”, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen
2017  Log Pose, Fotopub, Novo mesto
2017  Giorgio Di Noto, The Iceberg, Fotografia Europea, Reggio Emilia
2017  Vika Eksta, Snakes and Ladders, Riga Photography Biennial, Riga
2015  Czech Fundamental, Museo di Roma in Trastevere, Rome
2015  Fabrizio Cicero, EXIT, Asa Nisi Masa,
2014  Magnus Frederik Clausen, The Tomato Syndrome, Galleria Cinica, Palazzo Lucarini, Trevi
2014  Dino Ignani, 80’s Dark Portraits, POMO Galerie, Milan
2013  Katrien De Blauwer, Where Will We Hide, Galleria 291 Est, Rome
2013  Found In Italy, Italian Institute of Culture, Copenhagen
2013  ORTICA, Macro Testaccio, Rome
2012  Mario Carbone, Marina Abramovic e Ulay a Bologna, 1977, s.t. foto libreria galleria, Rome
2011  MISTO Modern Italian Storytellers, 14th Lishui International Photographic Art Festival

Published articles & writings (selected)

2018  Interview with Giorgio Di Noto, Paper Journal
2018  Judith Hopf, OUT, Flash Art #321
2018  RAL 6002, text for Magnus Frederik Clausen’s exhibition at CGK, Copenhagen
2018  A conversation with Stine Marie Jacobsen, Trebuchet Magazine
2017  Interview with Gillian Wearing: “Family Stories”, Elephant Magazine
2017  From Venus Pudica to IG-Spot, AF•ART magazine #6
2017  All Those Splashes of Color, in collaboration with Erin Murphy, http://www.7×
2017  Vil & Rol, for Maya Rochat, A Rock Is A River, Self Publish Be Happy, London
2017  The Imaginary Prisons. An exercise of freedom from G.B. Piranesi to Vik Muniz, D/Railed mag
2016  Accumulo, ripetizione, sintesi. Le nuove estetiche del dislocamento, published in Generazione Critica #3, Danilo Montanari Editore, Modena
2016  A Day With Anouk Kruithof, YET magazine #9
2015  Book text for Bärbel Praun, This Must Be The Place, self-published
2015  Machines of Loving Grace. The image of control at Venice Biennale,
2015  Book text for Massimiliano T. Rezza, ATEM, Yard Press, Rome
2015  Exhibition text for Magnus F. Clausen, gæst, YEARS Copenhagen
2014  Less is a Bore. Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs Constructions, YET magazine #7
2014  A Day With Penelope Umbrico, YET magazine #6
2014  Art is Real: Scopophilia by Nan Goldin, YET magazine #5
2013  Il buon selvaggio. Interview with Mustafa Sabbagh, FAMO magazine #3

Juries, talks & teaching (selected)

2018  Portfolio reviewer at Copenhagen Photo Festival, Copenhagen
2018  Jury member at Riga Photography Biennial, Riga
2017  Independent Art Publishing in Switzerland, talk at Impresionante, Santiago de Chile
2017  The Arab Revolt, ISIS and the representation of war: new challenges for lens-based artists, talk at Organ Vida, Zagreb
2017  Tutor at KBH Film og Foto Skole – one-day review of their final projects
2017  The blended age of photography, talk at IX Chobi Mela, Dhaka
2016 – 2017  Jury member at Portfolio Review, Duesseldorf Photo Weekend
2016  Photography in magazines and on the web, talk at Biennale dell’Immagine, Chiasso
2016  Photography and New Media, talk at Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles
2016  Portfolio reviewer at Voies Off, Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles
2015  Portfolio reviewer at ISSP – International Summer School of Photography, Kuldīga
2015  ATEM, artist talk with Massimiliano T. Rezza at Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles
2015  Photo Editing: the importance of the context, lecture at Richmond University, Rome
2014  Online art galleries, lecture at John Cabot University, Rome
2012-13  Masterclass tutor in Cultural Heritage & Services Management, Il Sole24Ore Business School, Rome