CV

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.

Education

2019  Kunstkritikerskole, Politiken, Copenhagen

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)

2018 – today  Member of JIR SANDEL, Copenhagen

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)

2019  Grass is greener. Part II, hosted by JIR SANDEL, Copenhagen

2018  Magnus Frederik Clausen and Giulia Marchi, Grass is greener, Matèria gallery, Rome

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, anmgallery.com

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)

2019  Rosamarie Trockel, The Same Different, Flash Art #324

2019  Years, I don’t want to live, I don’t want to die, Mousse Magazine

2019  Tom Sandberg, Things as they are seen, Vogue Italia

2018  The Power of Beauty, Archivio Magazine #3

2018  Danh Vo, Take My Breath Away, Flash Art

2018  pain in itself, JIR SANDEL

2018  The Art of the Trial, WePresent

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  Family Stories. Interviw with Gillian Wearing, 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.7×7.la

2017  Vil & Rol, published in 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, http://www.artnoise.it

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)

2019  Joined the team of online reviewers at Portfolio Dialogue, www.portfoliodialogue.com

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