Giovanna Zapperi

Giovanna Zapperi is professor of contemporary art history at Université de Genève. Her research focuses on the relationship between gender, visual culture and art criticism in twentieth-century art, with particular attention to women's art and writing, the question of the archive, the relationship between art and politics, and the critical debates that animate the current artistic field, topics on which she has published numerous articles in international journals and exhibition catalogues. She is the author of L'artiste est une femme. La modernité de Marcel Duchamp (Paris, 2012), Lo schermo del potere. Femminismo e regime della visibilità (with Alessandra Gribaldo, Verona, 2012), and Carla Lonzi. Un'arte della vita (Rome 2017). She edited the book The Future of the Past: Contemporary Art and the Politics of the Archive (Rennes, 2016) and Art and Feminism in Postwar Italy: The Legacy of Carla Lonzi (London, 2021) with Francesco Ventrella. In 2019–20, alongside Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez, she curated the exhibition Defiant Muses: Delphine Seyrig and Feminist Video Collectives in France, 1970s-1980s at the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid, at LaM, Lille Métropole. In 2022 the exhibition traveled to the Kunsthalle in Vienna. 

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