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Art historian, writer, curator

. 26th-28th February: WIR SIND ALLE BERLINER: 1884-2014, discursive programme and finissage at and in collaboration with the ICI Berlin (Institute for Cultural Inquiry). Curated by Bonaventure Ndikung with Elena Agudio, Anna Jäger and Saskia Köbschall.


. September 2014: The Ultimate Capital is the Sun, NGBK Berlin. Curated by Elena Agudio, Dorothée Albrecht, Matteo Pasquinelli, Eylem Sengezer, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung.


. June 2014: Giving Contours to Shadows, Neue Berliner Kunstverein (nbk), Centre for Contemporary Art of East Africa (CCAEA, Nairobi , Kenya), Kër Thiossane (Dakar, Senegal), Espace 150x295 (Martil, Morocco), Video Art Network (VAN Lagos, Nigeria) and Visual Arts Network of South Africa (VANSA, Johannesburg , South Africa). A project curated by Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung and co-curated by Elena Agudio.


. Dec 8th/Jan 7th, 2013/2014: Wahala, On Representation, Authenticity, Expectations and Other Inflated Concepts, Savvy Contemporary, Berlin. Curated by To Whom it May Concern (Elena Agudio, Saskia Köbschall, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung)


. May 31st, 2013: AoN symposium "Art and Neuroscience in dialogue": Embodied cognition, body perception and phenomenology - Neuroscientific perspectives on Tino Sehgal’s work, Peggy Guggenheim Collection's Library, Venice.


. June 2012: Entering the Mind's I, in collaboration with the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), China National Convention Center, Beijing. Curated by Elena Agudio and Manuela Lietti, together with the neuroscientist Daniel Margulies (on July 13th, 2012 Entering the Mind's I was presented in Iran at the Tehran Digital Art Exhibition).


. March 23rd, 2012: Seeing with Eyes Closed: immeasurable realm of subjective experience, Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin. Symposium with Ivana Franke, Ida Momennejad, Carsten Nicolai and Fernando Vidal. Installation by Ivana Franke.
Curated by Elena Agudio, for the AoN.


. March/April 2012: In Other Words - The Black Market of Translations / Negotiating Contemporary Cultures, NGBK and Kunstraum Kreuzberg Bethanien, Berlin.
Curated by Elena Agudio and Paz Guevara.
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. Oct./Nov 2011: Totem and Taboo. Complexity and relationships between Art and Design, freieraum 21 international, Museum Quartier, Vienna.
With artists and designers: Øystein Aasan, Stephane Barbier Bouvet, Paolo Chiasera, Jan De Cock, Martino Gamper, Jeppe Hein, Lisa Lapinski, Kai Linke, Kueng Caputo, Studio Makkink & Bey, Michaela Meise, Mirko Mielke, Manfred Pernice, Gianni Pettena, Bertjan Pot, Rodney LaTourelle, Stefan Sagmeister, Andrea Sala, Joe Scanlan, Clemence Seilles, Judith Seng, Jerszy Seymour, Florian Slotawa, Alex Valder, Albert Weis, Louise Witthoeft, Johannes Wohnseifer, Heimo Zobernig.
Curated by Elena Agudio, Tido von Oppeln, Alexandra Waldburg, Bessaam El Asmar.
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. 2 June 2011: Seeing with Eyes Closed – Art and Neuroscience in Dialogue. Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice.
Symposium / invited speakers: Moran Cerf, Olafur Eliasson, Ivana Franke, Vittorio Gallese, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Ida Mommenejad, Raqs Media Collective, and Semir Zeki
Installation by Ivana Franke.
In collaboration with the Humboldt University – Berlin School of Mind and Brain, the Marino Golinelli Foundation and Moleskine.
An event of the Association of Neuroesthetics. Curated by Elena Agudio.
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. 7 October 2010: When Neuroscience meets Filmmaking – A talk by Uri Hasson and Amos Gitai, Deutsche Guggenehim Berlin in collaboration with the Humboldt University - Berlin School of Mind and Brain and the Association of Neuroesthetics. Curated by Elena Agudio.
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. 8 June 2010: After the Light II. Performing moving images, Pia Lindman, Trine Lise Nedreaas, Clemens Krauss, Jan Peter Hammer, Yoel Diaz Vázquez, Radialsystem, Berlin. Curated by Paz Guevara, co-curator Elena Agudio.
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. 13-17 April 2010: Totem and Taboo. Complexity and relationships between art and design. Antiquum Oratorium Passionis, Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio, Milano.
With works by: Tatjana Trouvé, Jeppe Hein, Michaela Meise, Johannes Wohnseifer, Michael Sailstorfer, Ettore Sottsass, Jerszy Seymour, Stephane Barbier Bouvet, Martino Gamper, Osko+Deichmann, Jörg Hundertpfund, Clemence Seilles and Judith Seng.
curated by WAASO (Waldburg, Agudio, Asmar, Seidl, Oppeln).
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. 23 January 2010: Antropofagia Cultural, Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICI), Kulturlabor Berlin. Two lectures and a solo show focused on the theme of the modernist brasilian movement of Antropofagia Cultural. (_23 january 2010: European Fathers and Indigenous Mothers. The Postmodern Neo- Baroque in Latin American Culture, Prof. Cristian Montes, with Elena Agudio, Paz Guevara. _19 February 2010: lecture of Guillermo Bueno (direttore Museu MAC Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro).
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. 9 November 2009: Berlin changes faster than my heart, Teatro Nuovo Montevergini, Palermo.
Videoistallations of: Reynold Reynolds, Thomas Rentmeister, Sasha Waltz, Filipa Cesar, Michael de Broin, Francisca Benitez. Curated by Elena Agudio and Paz Guevara.
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. 23-26 September 2009: Mind the brain! An experimental exhibition, Pisa, Palazzo dei Congressi di Pisa, XXIII Annual Conference of the “European Health Psychology Society”, in collaboration with the Department of Neuroscience of the University of Pisa.
Artists: Reynold Reynolds, José Rufino, Paolo Bottarelli.
Curated by Elena Agudio.
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. May-October 2009: Las Americas Latinas. Las fatigas del querer, an exhibition of Latin American Contemporary Art, Spazio Oberdan, in collaboration with the City of Milano.
Curated by Philippe Daverio, Elena Agudio e Jean Blanchaert. Catalogue: Mazzotta.
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. 18-24 June 2009: Falling Icons, Antiquum Oratorium Passionis, Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio, Milano.
Curated by Elena Agudio.
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. 4 June 2009: Symposium Fare Mondi // Making Worlds. A project of dialogue between Neuroscience and Art, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, in occasion of the 53° Biennale di Venezia.
Art installations: smell installation by Sissel Tolaas and sound installation by Florian Hecker.
Curated by Elena Agudio and Alexander Abbushi - Association of Neuroesthetics.
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. 22-27 April 2009: Prophets and Penitents – Confessions of a chair, a site-specific exhibition of prototypes of chairs designed by artists and designers in occasion of the Design Fair “Salone del Mobile 2009”, Antiquum Oratorium Passionis – Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio, in collaboration with DAMn° Magazine. Curated by Elena Agudio and Alexandra von Poser.
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. February 2009: Demian Schopf. La rivoluzione silenziosa degli angeli apocrifi, solo show of the Chilean artist at the italian Galleria del Tasso. Curated by Elena Agudio and Paz Guevara.
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. October 2008: Mind ? Brain, site-specific installation by Paolo Bottarelli, Art project space 91mQ, Berlin. Curated by Elena Agudio.
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. February 2008: Epifanie matematiche, solo show by Paolo Bottarelli, Antiquum Oratorium Passionis, Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio, Milano. Curated by Elena Agudio.
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. June-September 2007: Faccia Lei: portraits in transition in between medias and cultural areas, Spazio Thetis, Venice, in collabotion with the Museum Arterra of Wien, for the 52° Biennale of Venezia. Curated by Elena Agudio.
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. 25 November 2006 – June 2009: Bauhaus Palermo. A serie of events designed by Philippe Daverio, Elena Agudio e Riccardo Culotta in collaboration with the students of the Faculty of Architecture of Palermo, Teatro Nuovo Montevergini.
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. January 2006: BonOmnia, Palazzo Fava, Bologna for the Bank Foundation CarisBo. 30 contemporary artists based in Bologna. Curated by Elena Agudio and Umberto Zampini.
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. January 2006: Oltre mezzo millennio di esperienza, for the Bank Foundation Cassa di Risparmio di Bologna. Artists: Lisa Ponti, Marinellia Pirelli, Guglielmo Mozzoni, Clemen Parrocchetti, Guglielmo Mozzoni. Curated by Elena Agudio e Jean Blanchaert.
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. 2005-2007: 13 x 17 – www.padiglioneitalia.com, an itinerant installation of Italian artists. Venezia, Francavilla al Mare, Biella, Napoli, Palermo, Potenza, Milano, Roma.
Catalogue: Rizzoli.


. June-July 2005: Esserci-Padiglione Italia, Church of San Gallo, Venice, 51° Biennale of Venice. Catalogue: Rizzoli.
Curated by Elena Agudio and Cristina Alaimo.
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. April-July 2005: Sul filo della lana, a thematic exhibtion on the history of wool in art, Museo del Territorio, Biella, Italy. Catalogue: Skira. Assistant Curator.
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. October-December 2004: Fenomenologia della Metacosa, Museum Spazio Oberdan, Milano (Assistant Curator). Catalogue: Comunicare.
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