Approved: 16.08.2006

Alfredo Cramerotti

Artist, Curator, Critic, Publisher, Lecturer / academic

Approved: 16.08.2006

Internationally acclaimed writer and curator in modern and contemporary art, film, video, photography, and new media, Alfredo Cramerotti (b. 1967, Italy) is Director of MOSTYN, Wales’ foremost contemporary art institute, and Head Curator of APT Artist Pension Trust, New York, USA.  Cramerotti is the co-founder and Artistic Director of the roaming curatorial agencies AGM Culture and CPS Chamber of Public Secrets, with which he co-curated the Maldives Pavilion at the 55th Venice Art Bienniale, Italy in 2013, Manifesta 8, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Region of Murcia, Spain, in 2010, and the Made in Video Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2006.

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  • Location: Llandudno, Wales
  • Activities: Lecturing, Critical writing, Curating, Exhibitions programme, Visual arts consultancy
  • Categories: Curatorial project, Publication, Digital, Photography, Research
  • Tags: cross-art forms, curatorial expertise, research-based practice, aesthetic journalism, expanded photography, critical photography, the hyperimage, art consultancy, media curating, art curating
 
 

Biography

Internationally acclaimed writer and curator in modern and contemporary art, film, video, photography, and new media, Alfredo Cramerotti (b. 1967, Italy) is Director of MOSTYN, Wales’ foremost contemporary art institute, and Head Curator of APT Artist Pension Trust, New York, USA.  Cramerotti is the co-founder and Artistic Director of the roaming curatorial agencies AGM Culture and CPS Chamber of Public Secrets, with which he co-curated the Maldives Pavilion at the 55th Venice Art Bienniale, Italy in 2013, Manifesta 8, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Region of Murcia, Spain, in 2010, and the Made in Video Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2006.

Other large-scale projects he curated include EXPO VIDEO in Chicago, USA (2015), Sequences VII, the real-time festival biennial in Reykjavik, Iceland (2015), the Mauritius Pavilion at the 56th Venice Art Bienniale (2015), and the Wales in Venice Pavilion at the 55th Venice Art Bienniale, Italy (2013).  Amongst the solo exhibitions he led on are those by renown artists such as Diango Hernández, Heman Chong, Bill Drummond, Jane & Louise Wilson, Daphne Wright, Xiaohui Liu, Stefanos Tsivopoulos, Laurent Grasso, Marinella Senatore, Ian Breakwell, Dinu Li, Grace Ndiritu, David Nash, Anselm Kiefer, Mali Morris, Jo Longhurst, Fernando Garcia-Dory, Franco Vaccari, Annette Kelm, Dan Rees, Nina Beier, Jesse Wine, Ryan Gander, Bedwyr Williams, Broomberg & Chanarin, Irma Blank, Sama Alshaibi, Sean Edwards, Amalia Pica, Carolee Schneemann, Finnbogi Petursson, Michael Takeo Magruder, Francesco Jodice and Camille Blatrix.

Cramerotti’s scholarship includes the theory and practice of “expanded photography: the hyperimage”, which investigates digital culture’s impact on artistic and curatorial practices, and “aesthetic journalism”, a concept he created to investigate the relationship between contemporary exhibitions and elements of interview, documentary, fiction and reportage.  His own publications include the book Aesthetic Journalism: How to Inform without Informing (2009) and Unmapping the City: Perspective on Flatness (2010) as well as over 150 published essays in reputable international journals and books.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2012 - Research Scholar, eCPR European Centre for Photography Research, University of Wales, Newport, Newport, UK 2009 - Auditor c/k Curatorial/Knowledge PhD programme, Goldsmiths College University of London, London 2008 - 2007 Fellowship in Art Theory and Criticism, Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen, Innsbruck, Austria 2006 - Post-MA Critical Studies, Lund University/Malmoe Art Academy, Malmoe. Sweden 2005 - Art in Context, Institute for Art in Context, University of the Arts, Berlin, Germany Group exhibitions 2011 - AGM Culture [AGM 03 Trento; AGM 04 Rotterdam; AGM 05 Toronto; AGM 06 Copenhagen; AGM 07 Innsbruck; AGM 08 online; AGM 09 Derby, AGM 10 Murcia; AGM 11 Lecce], Various, Various 2007 - Comrade Alfredo Neri for The Disappearance of Public Space, Contemporary Art Centre Sarajevo and others, Sarajevo (Bosnia-Herzegovina), Skopje (Macedonia), Belgrade (Serbia-Montenegro) 2006 - Lund Museum, Galleri Pictura, Lund, Sweden 2006 - Priority List for Normalization, Rooseum, Malmoe, Sweden 2005 - Common Ground, Rooseum Test Site, Malmoe, Sweden 2005 - dis I attachments for Intimacy: Digital Skin, MAF Media Art Festival [archive at http://thailand.culturebase.org/MAF05], Bangkok, Thailand 2004 - ISTAN-BUL for Trace, Traces, Traced…, Berliner KunstProjekt, Berlin, Germany 2004 - Logoism etc. for Let’s Talk While We Walk, Overgaden Institure for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark 2003 - Composition n.2: 81 Days, Florence Trust Studios, London, UK 2003 - ENTER>NET (with I. Bentzen), AGM03/Sconfinart Festival, Trento, Italy Live/Performance 2011 - Conversations & lecture performances live and on video in UK (Nottingham, London, Edinburgh), North America (New York, Toronto), EU (Enschiede, Basel, Iasi) and Asia (Singapore), Various, Various 2007 - Elogio della Lentezza, Strade Blu Arte site-specific project, Bologna, Italy 2003 - The Hafler Trio, Tesla (ex-Podewil), Berlin, Germany Artist talks 2003 - For a complete list of artist's talk and public presentations please refer to my website http://alcramer.net/w/talk, Various venues, 2003-ongoing Publications 2004 - For a complete list of publications including books please refer the website http://alcramer.net/p/publications