Curator - Baltic
Alessandro Vincentelli is currently curator at BALTIC, Gateshead, he joined the programme team 12 months ago and has worked on the realisation and presentation of the Ed & Nancy Kienholz exhibition at BALTIC and its tour to the MCA, Sydney, Australia. He initiated the exhibition of New York painter Barnaby Furnas and developed the Bob & Roberta Smith exhibition also at BALTIC. In 2006 he is working to develop exhibitions at BALTIC with the painter James Hugonin and the artist and photographer, Sam Taylor-Wood.
He previously worked as curator at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (1997-2000) where he organised exhibitions and projects with Nancy Spero, Yinka Shonibare, Beat Streuli, Dryden Goodwin and Mariele Neudecker.
In the North East he has also worked in two other roles including developing a photography initiative and publishing enterprise; photoNORTH. This was supported by a talks programme and the publishing of books with Julian Germain and Uta Kogelsberger amongst others. He worked as Visual Arts Officer for Arts Council, North East between 2000-2002 where he was responsible for New Media, Photography and Live Art. One of his first jobs was as Visual Arts Projects Officer in Northumberland during Visual Arts Year 1996 and was involved in the setting up the Kielder Art and Architecture programme and developing and presenting exhibitions at the Queens Hall Art Centre, Gallery, Hexham.
He trained at the Royal College of Art, London on the MA Visual Arts Administration; Contemporary Curating Course, 1992-1994. Alessandro Vincentelli is also currently working as an advisor for the Chinese Arts Centre in Manchester.