Who is Milovan Farronato, named curator of the Italian Pavilion at the 2019 Venice Biennale


Named the curator of the Italian Pavilion at the 2019 Venice Biennale: he is Milovan Farronato. Here is his profile.

The new minister of cultural heritage, Alberto Bonisoli, has announced the appointment of the curator of the Italian Pavilion at the 2019 Venice Biennale. The choice fell on Milovan Farronato, identified at the end of a selection process in which ten leading curators representative of the national artistic scene participated. From the ten names, a trio was then chosen, from which emerged the name of Milovan Farronato, whose project, focused on a limited group of artists, stood out for its originality, innovativeness, value of the installation, and ability to enhance the work of the artists and bring the Italian Pavilion in line with the international art scene, the minister stated.

Born in the province of Piacenza in 1973, Milovan Farronato is currently director and curator of the Fiorucci Art Trust, for which, since 2011, he has developed the Volcano Extravaganza festival in Stromboli. In 2014, together with artist Paulina Olowska, he founded the Mycorial Theatre symposium in Rabka, Poland, which in 2016 moved to So Paulo, Brazil. A curator with an international profile, Milovan Farronato collaborated in 2016 with London’s Serpentine Galleries for Magazine Sessions, conceived the project The Violent No! at the 14th Istanbul Biennial in 2015 and curated numerous exhibitions including Nick Mauss, Illuminated Window (La Triennale and Torre Velasca, Milan, 2017), Lucy McKenzie, La Kermesse Héroïque (Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, 2017) and Si Sedes Non Is (The Breeder Gallery, Athens, 2017).

Again, from 2005 to 2012 he was Director of the non-profit organization Viafarini and Curator at DOCVA - Documentation Centre for Visual Arts in Milan. From 2006 to 2010, Milovan Farronato served as Associate Curator of the Galleria Civica di Modena, for which he curated in 2006 the group exhibition Egomania and the solo shows of Ugo Rondinone and Yayoi Kusama, in 2007 the solo show of Katharina Fritsch, in 2008 the two-person show of Runa Islam and Tobias Putrih, and in 2009 the solo show of Christian Holstad. He was professor of Visual Culture at the IUAV University of Venice, from 2008 to 2015. In 2017, he was part of the curatorial team of the Dhaka Art Summit and serves on the Development Committee of Chisenhale Gallery in London. Farronato is also editor of various publications and his texts have been published by magazines such as Mousse Magazine, Flash Art, ATPDiary, CURA, Artribune, Tate Etc., L’Uomo Vogue, Fashion Trend.

Who is Milovan Farronato, named curator of the Italian Pavilion at the 2019 Venice Biennale
Who is Milovan Farronato, named curator of the Italian Pavilion at the 2019 Venice Biennale