MILOVAN FARRONATO is Director and Curator of the Fiorucci Art Trust, developing the residential itinerant project Roadside Picnic and the yearly festival Volcano Extravaganza in Stromboli. With Paulina Olowska he initiated the symposium Mycorial Theatre in Rabka, Poland. He conceived The violent No! Part of the public programme of the 14th Istanbul Biennial (2015). Previous positions held include: from 2005 to 2012 he was director of the non-profit organisation Viafarini and curator at DOCVA Documentation Centre for Visual Arts, Milan. From 2006 to 2010 he was Associate Curator of the Galleria Civica di Modena. He was also professor of Visual Cultures at CLADEM, University IUAV, Treviso –Venice from 2008 to 2015. Recent exhibitions curated by Farronato include Prediction at Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo (2016); Peter Doig’s solo exhibition at Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice (2015); Intim Im Team by Lucy Mckenzie and Josephine Reisch at White Cubicle, London (2015); Christodoulos Panayiotou’s solo show at Kaleidoscope Project Space, Milan (2014); and Arimortis at Museo del Novecento, Milan, co-curated with Roberto Cuoghi (2013).
The curator will share the same environment as artist Prem Sahib at the residency, working along with him to the development of his project during his stay in Rio de Janeiro. They will also visit museums, cultural centres and have conversations about Sahib’s ideas and work on the presentation of the outcome of the residency at the beginning of September.