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 – today Deputy editor at YET magazine
2011 – 2017 Curator, writer and editor at ARTNOISE
2015 – 2016 Gallery assistant at COLLI independent art gallery, Rome
2011 – 2014 Gallery assistant 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 (upcoming) EC1 24H, 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)

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 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 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