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Contemporary Art: Biennale & Beyond

Marco Baravalle

Laurea in Visual Arts, Faculty of Art and Design, IUAV University of Venice, Marco is a curator and theorist. He is part of the curatorial team of S.a.L.E.-Docks, an independent art space in Venice. Between 2008 and 2011 he was an assistant lecturer for visiting professors Nicolas Bourriaud, Jimmie Durham and Mona Hatoum. In 2014/2015 he was a research fellow in management of the arts at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice. His research interests involve the relationship between art, economy and urban space and the overlapping of art practices and activism.

Teaching Philosophy

It is quite difficult for me to separate teaching and learning, but when I work as an instructor I do accept responsibility for choosing a series of notions and coordinates and for communicating them in the best possible way. This is, of course, not enough. At its best, teaching becomes an exchange in which the arbitrariness of what is taught becomes clear. More than the concepts themselves, students acquire a critical perspective on the nature of knowledge itself.

Curriculum Vitae