Alberta Romano, Tamara MacArthur, Wished On The Moon For More Than I Ever Knew, installation view at Kunsthalle Lissabon 2022
Alberta Romano, UFO #3 Public Programme Kunsthal Gent (c) Anne van der Pot
Alberta Romano is an art historian and curator based in Lisbon where she is the curator of Kunsthalle Lissabon, a contemporary art institution founded in 2009. A selection of recent shows curated includes artists such as Inês Zenha, Tamara Macarthur, Gabriel Chaile, Federico Herrero, Giulio Scalisi, Manuel Solano, Alice dos Reis, and Sheroanawe Hakihiiwe. Besides her curatorial practice, she has contributed to publications such as Artforum, Flash Art, Contemporânea, Kabul Magazine, amongst others, and co-edited several monographs dedicated to artists such as Laure Prouvost, Ad Minoliti and The Cool Couple. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Art History from La Sapienza, Rome and a master’s degree in Curatorial Practices from the Brera Academy, Milan and attended the curatorial program CAMPO at FSRR in Turin. She has been a Visiting Lecturer at NABA, Milan, at the Marangoni Institute, Florence, and at the Academy of Fine Art, Urbino.
I have never been to Finland and having the opportunity to participate in this residency in such a spectacular place as Suomenlinna already seems like a dream to me. Knowing the local art scene so closely and for such a long period of time is a unique privilege, which will give me the opportunity to get to know a reality that I had never approached before and to establish (I hope) sincere relationships, which may evolve and intensify beyond the residency experience and can evolve into future exhibition or editorial projects in Portugal where I work as curator of the Kunsthalle Lissabon or in Italy, my country of origin.