BURINI Silvia

Position
Associate Professor
Telephone
C.S.A.R.: 041 234 6223 / 041 234 6227
E-mail
siburini@unive.it
csar@unive.it - Centro Studi sulle Arti della Russia
Fax
041 234 6210
Scientific sector (SSD)
STORIA DELL'ARTE CONTEMPORANEA [L-ART/03]
Website
www.unive.it/persone/siburini (personal record)
Office
Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage
Website: https://www.unive.it/dep.fbc
Where: Malcanton Marcorà
Office
Centro Studi sulle Arti della Russia (CSAR)
Where: Malcanton Marcorà
Research Institute
Research Institute for Digital and Cultural Heritage

Silvia Burini is an associate professor of the SSD L-ART/03, in possession of ASN - first level qualification obtained in June 2022. She teaches History of Russian Art, History of Contemporary Art, and Contemporary Art Curatorship at Ca' Foscari University of Venice, where for over ten years she has directed the Center for Studies in Russian Art (CSAR).

Since 2011 she has been a member of the scientific committee of Cyberfest – the International Cyber Art Festival and since 2019 she has been part of the artistic committee of the Russian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. She is a member of SHERA, the Society of East European, Eurasian and Russian Art and Architecture, and a member of the Expert Committee for the prize Russky Rim (Russian Rome). Moreover, she was a member of the Expert Committee of Innovation Prize organized by the National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA, Moscow). In 2014 she was awarded the high honor “Pushkin” for her contribution to the dissemination of Russian culture and art. Since the same year, she was an honorary member of the Academy of Arts of Russia.

She was the scientific advisor for the Russia/USSR area for the new Encyclopedia of contemporary art published by Treccani. She has recently written (with G. Barbieri) three monographs for Rizzoli New York, the first about Alexander Ponomarev (2020), the second about Cristina Finucci (2021), and the last one on the artist’s collective AES+F (May 2022). At the beginning of 2022, a volume she edited and conceived was published: it collects all essays by Yuri Lotman’s Semiotics on the arts (Il Girotondo delle muse. Semiotica delle arti, Milano, Bompiani). She is currently writing an extensive volume on the History of Russian art for the publishing house Einaudi. She was Vice-Rector for Cultural Productions and Relations with the Scientific and Cultural Institutions of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice from 2011 to 2014 and a member, in the same years, of the Board of Directors of the Bevilacqua la Masa Foundation (Venice). From 2017 to 2020 at the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage, she was responsible for public engagement, communication, and events.

Since 2018 she is vice-coordinator of the International Ph.D. programme in the History of Arts at Ca' Foscari. She is the supervisor of doctoral theses in art history in Italy, Russia, and Spain and post-doc projects in France. Since 2019 she co-directs the journal of the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage "Venezia Arti". In 2019 she conceived and ever since directs the Summer School “Contemporary Art and Curatorship: from documenta to the Biennale", in collaboration with the University of Kassel, within the SIE - School of International Education at Ca’ Foscari University. In 2010 she created Art Night Venezia, of which she has been the scientific director ever since.

In 2002 she won the Sergio Polillo International Art and Literature Prize at Accademia Carrara (Bergamo), and in 2011 she won a special prize from the Konchalovsky Foundation in Moscow for her contribution to the study of figurative arts; in 2018 she received the Russky Rim prize in Rome for the dissemination of Russian art in Italy.

Silvia Burini graduated from the University of Bergamo with a thesis in History of Russian Art, she obtained her Ph.D. in Comparative Slavic Literatures at the University of Milan discussing a thesis on the Armenian-Russian painter Georgy Yakulov. She obtained a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Genoa. She took specialization courses in art history and semiotics in Moscow, Tartu, and St. Petersburg. She received scholarships at the universities of Warsaw and Harvard.

Her research interests are in Russian figurative arts (XVII-XXI centuries) and international contemporary art. She has also been researching the comparative study of art systems (painting and literature). She deals with the semiotics of culture and the figurative arts (mainly concerning the works of Yuri Lotman, of whom she is a translator too). She is a scholar of the Russian Avant-Garde of the 10s and 20s, she has expanded her research areas to the wider context of contemporary art. In these years she has deepened themes of Socialist Realism in the figurative arts, the Muscovite underground of the Sixties and Seventies, and has also dealt with some protagonists of the contemporary art scene.

In recent years she has curated numerous projects by Russian contemporary artists, including Dmitri Prigov, AES+F, Valery Koshlyakov, Alexander Ponomarev, and Grisha Bruskin, and Italian artists, including Cristina Finucci, Francesca Montinaro, Marco Nereo Rotelli, Sissi, Nico Vascellari and Fabrizio Plessi. She has curated more than fifty exhibitions of Russian art from various periods, including some important exhibitions dedicated to Vasily Kandinsky, Alexander Rodchenko, and the Russian Avant-Garde, editing the catalogs too. She was the curator of the National Pavilion of the Russian Federation at the 2017 Venice Art Biennale.

Her recent fields of research are the hybrid and the monster in contemporary art and the problem of care in art and its representation. She also deals with artistic practices and the environment, with issues related in a broad sense to sustainability.

She is also interested in museum teaching and educational programmes: she designed and directs the Ca'rte Lab at Ca’ Foscari and coordinates an international project related to this theme. She is the editor of the book series la Prospettiva rovesciata I Obratnaja Perspektiva (reverse perspective) for the publishing house Edizioni Ca’ Foscari, and she co-directs with Giuseppe Barbieri catalog exhibition series Obraz, for the publishing house Edizioni Antiga. She is part of the research group CART (Contemporary Arts Research Team), which she designed and directs at Ca’ Foscari. She conceived many events related to Russian cinema including the "Ruskino" Film festival in Venice. She has participated in important international conferences, some organized by her.

 

 

 

Education, academic degrees, certifications, appointments, and fellowships/memberships

 

June 2022 First level national scientific qualification for SSD L-ART / 03.

Since 2022: Committee member of the National Ph.D. in Heritage Science (Contemporary Art Curriculum).

Since 2020 (October 1): Teaching committee member of the EGART course (Economics and Management of the Arts) with responsibility for internships.

Since 2020 (October 1): Teaching committee member of the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage.

Since 2020 (October 1): Member of the Public Engagement Committee of the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage.

Since 2018 (October 1): Vice-coordinator of the Ph.D. programme in the History of Arts at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice with responsibility for internationalization.

Since 2017 (October 1): Responsible for the Public Engagement, Communication and Events of the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.

From 2011 to 2014: Vice-rector for cultural productions and relations with scientific and cultural institutions at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.

From 2011 to 2014: Member of the Board of Directors of the Fondazione Opera Bevilacqua La Masa (Venice).

Since 2011 (March 7): Director of the Center for Studies in Russian Art at Ca’ Foscari University.

2012: Member of the Expert Committee of Innovation Prize, National Center for Contemporary Arts in Moscow (Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation).

2010-2011: Rector’s delegate for the relations with the local cultural institutions of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.

Since 2010: Teaching committee member of the Inter-university Doctoral School in History of the Arts, then international Ph.D. programme in the History of Arts.

2009: Confirmation role as associate professor.

2006: Appointment as associate professor at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.

2004: Associate professor qualification.

2007-2009: Teaching committee member of the Eastern European Studies Department of the Doctoral School in Languages, Cultures and Society of the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures.

2006-2008: Teaching committee member of the bachelor’s degree programme in Languages, Arts, History and Civilization.

2007-2009: Teaching committee member of the bachelor’s degree programme in Modern and Contemporary Languages and Civilisations.

2007-2009: Teaching committee member of the master’s degree programme in European, American and Postcolonial Languages and Literatures.

2007-2009: Teaching and joint committee member of the University.

2007-2009: Contact person for the Eastern European Studies section of Erasmus and International Exchanges.

2001: Scholarship at Harvard University with CNR funding.

1999: Award of a research position for Russian Language and Literature at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Department of Eurasian Studies.

1998: Ministerial scholarship at "Polonicum" in Warsaw.

1997: Appointment for two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Slavic Cultures at the University of Genoa, at the Section of Studies on Eastern Europe.

1996: Final examination for the Ph.D. qualification with a thesis entitled Georgij Jakulov e gli immaginisti russi: ipotesi per una relazione intersistemica.

1992-93, 1993-94, 1994-95, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99: Subject expert for the Russian Literature teaching at the University of Bergamo.

1993: Awarded a scholarship for the Ph.D. programme in Comparative Slavic Literatures and Cultures (VIII cycle), at the University of Milan.

1991: Specialization scholarship in Semiotics of Culture and Arts at the University of Tartu (Estonia).

1991: Degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Bergamo; thesis in Russian language, literature and art history entitled Elena Guro: l'epifania della bellezza; score of 110 /110, with honors and right to publication (supervisor professor Nina Kauchishvili).

1990: residence and certification at university for foreigners Pushkin in Moscow for teaching Russian as a foreign language and attendance of the Russian Art History course by D. Sarabianov at Moscow State University (MGU).

 

 

 

Organization of or participation as a speaker at scientific conferences in Italy or abroad

 

- Organization of the international conference "Giacomo Quarenghi e il suo tempo", Bergamo, Università degli Studi di Bergamo, and editing of the proceedings of the conference.

Publication: (a cura di) Silvia Burini, Giacomo Quarenghi e il suo tempo. Atti del convegno, Bergamo: Moretti e Vitali, vol. 1, 1995 (ISBN 9788871860572)

from 01-01-1994 to 01-02-1994 

 

- International conference "Jurgis Baltrušajtis", Moscow, Lithuanian Embassy. Participation by invitation with the paper "Anamorfoza u J. Baltrušajtisa". Conference organized in cooperation with international universities and with the participation of Russian, French, Italian and Lithuanian speakers.

05-06-2000

 

- International conference “Il dialogo fra le culture. Il problema del multiculturalismo (Prigovskie čtenija)”, Sassari, Università di Sassari. Participation by invitation with the paper “Semiotika nulja v moskovskom konceptualizme”.

Publication: Silvia Burini, Il fecondissimo nulla: alcuni esempi di semiotica dello zero nel concettualismo russo, «Annali di Ca' Foscari», vol. XLVII,2, 2008, pp. 191-223 (ISSN 1125-3762)

from 10-05-2001 to 12-05-2001 

 

- International conference “Portret akt natjurmort v bytu, v kul’ture/jazyke i v iskusstve/literature [Ritratto, atto, natura morta, nel byt, nella cultura/lingua e nell'arte/letteratura]”, Varsavia, Accademia delle Scienze. Participation by invitation with the paper “Natjurmort, vanitas, obmanka: navaždenie veščej v russkoj kul’ture XX veka”.

Publication: Silvia Burini, Natjurmort, vanitas, obmanka: navaždenie vešcej v russkoj literature XX veka, in Studia litteraria Polono-Slavica 7. Portret - Akt - Martwa natura, Convegno: Portret Akt Martwa Natura, Varsavia, vol. 1, 2002, pp. 309-324 (ISBN 9788389191076)

from 05-11-2001 to 07-11-2001.

 

- International conference “Semiotika kul’tury: kul’turnye mechanizmy, granicy, samoidentifikacii. Posvjaščënnyj 80-letiju Ju.M. Lotmana”, University of Tartu, Estonia. Participation by invitation with the paper “Jurij Lotman i semiotika izobrazitel’nich iskusstv”. Publication: Silvia Burini, Ju. M. Lotman i semiotika izobrazitel'nych iskusstv, in Lotmanovskij Sbornik 3, Moskva: OGI, 2004, pp. 836-857 (ISBN 9785942821517)

from 26-02-2002 to 27-02-2002.

 

- Conference "Introduzione ai gender studies", Gargnano, organized by Università degli Studi di Milano, curated by Gian Piero Piretto. Participation by invitation with the paper "Nudi per Stalin: il nudo come genere negli anni Trenta in URSS".

20-03-2003

 

- Conception and co-curatorship of the scientific project "Sergej Djagilev e la cultura artistica del suo tempo", with organisation of the international conference: “Omaggio a Djagilev. I Ballets Russes (1909-1929) cent’anni dopo”, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.

from 01-01-2008 to 01-12-2009.

 

- Workshop “Russian Emigration in Italy online”, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. Conceived and organised with Prof. Daniela Rizzi.

from 01-05-2008 to 30-05-2008

 

- Conference "Incidenti ed esplosioni. A.J. Greimas e Ju.M. Lotman", IUAV, Venezia. Participation as keynote speaker with the paper "L’ultimo Lotman: scritti dal 1991 al 1993".

Publication: Silvia Burini L'ultimo Lotman: scritti dal 1991 al 1993 in Incidenti ed esplosioni. A.J. Greimas, Ju.M. Lotman. Per una semiotica della cultura, a cura di Tiziana Migliore, Convegno: Incidenti ed esplosioni. A.J. Greimas, Ju.M. Lotman. Per una semiotica della cultura, 6-7 maggio 2008, Roma: Aracne, 2010, pp. 13-28 (ISBN 9788854837300)

06-05-2008

 

- Conference "Semantiche dell’impero", Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. Participation with the paper "I volti dell’impero russo: per una semiotica del ritratto".

Publication: Silvia Burini, Il volto dell’impero russo: per una semiotica del ritratto, in Semantiche dell’impero, atti del Convegno della Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere, 21 febbraio 2007, 14-15 maggio 2008, Napoli: Scripta Web, 2009, pp. 429-444 (ISBN 9788863810882)

from 14-05-2008 to 15-05-2008

 

- Workshop “La modernità del passato: il ritorno alla ‘tradizione’ di Ivan Glazunov”. Concept and organisation.

from 01-09-2008 to 30-09-2008

 

- Project entitled “L’Opera parla. Viaggio nell’arte contemporanea”, concept and organisation of a series of meetings at the 3 Venetian locations of the Fondazione Pinault (Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana), in collaboration with IUAV and Accademia di Belle Arti.

from 01-10-2009 to 30-09-2013

 

- International conference: "Bespokojnye muzy: k istorii russko-ital’janskich otnošenij XVIII- XX vv.", organised by Università degli Studi di Salerno. Participation by invitation with the paper "Častnye kollekcii A. Morgante i A. Sandretti na venecianskom Biennale inakomyslija". See: http://www.russinitalia.it/cms.php?id=12

Publication: Silvia Burini, Častnye kollekcii A. Morgante i A. Sandretti na venecianskom "Biennale inakomyslija", in Le muse inquietanti: per una storia dei rapporti russo-italiani nei secoli XVIII-XX, a cura di Antonella D'Amelia, Salerno: Europa Orientalis, vol. 1, 2011, pp. 111-128 (ISBN 9788862350228)

from 31-05-2010 to 04-06-2010

 

- Workshop in occasion of "Alexander Ponomarev. Subtiziano", Collateral event at the 53^ International Art Exhibition (la Biennale di Venezia). Title: "Nel laboratorio dell’artista a Ca’ Foscari: Alexander Ponomarev". Concept, organisation and participation with a paper. Participants were: Alexander Ponomarev, Giuseppe Barbieri, John Bowlt, Nicoletta Misler and Sarah Wilson.

03-06-2010

 

- International conference "Far comprendere far vedere. Cinema, fruizione, multimedialità: il caso Russie!" (Aula Baratto, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice). Concept, organisation, co-curatorship, and participation. Speakers from Italy and the UK (including Gian Piero Piretto, Peter Greenaway, Tomaso Subini, Marco Bertozzi, Fabrizio Borin, Flavio Gregori, Roberta Novielli, Valentina Re, Lorenzo Cuccu). Conference promoted by Università Caʼ Foscari Venezia.

Publication: Silvia Burini, Jurij Lotman e il grande muto. Alcune note a margine, in Far comprendere far vedere. Cinema, fruizione, multimedialità: il caso "Russie!", a cura di Marco Del Monte, Convegno: Far comprendere far vedere. Cinema, fruizione, multimedialità: il caso "Russie!", 7-8 luglio 2010, Crocetta del Montello (TV): Terra ferma, 2010, pp. 69-74 (ISBN 9788863221022)

from 07-07-2010 to 08-07-2010

 

- Organisation and co-curatorship of the international conference “Prigovskie čtenija 3”, dedicated to the figure of Dmitrij Aleksandrovič Prigov, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Aula Baratto. In collaboration with “D.A. Prigov Laboratory” of Human Sciences State University of Moscow, RGGU and the “Prigov Foundation”, Ermitage Museum. Speakers from Italy, Russia, Germany, UK, Hungary, US, New Zealand.

from 10-10-2011 to 11-10-2011

 

- Forum "Art & Reality" at the Konchalovsky Foundation of St. Petersbourg. Participation as a keynote speaker with the paper "La didattica della storia dell'arte: il caso Russia". See: http://pkonchalovsky.com 

At the Forum, the candidate was awarded the 'Konchalovsky Foundation' prize for her scientific contribution to the catalogue of the exhibition 'Dmitri Prigov. Dmitri Prigov", Collateral Event of the 54th International Art Exhibition Dmitri Prigov. Dmitri Prigov, Ermitage 20/21, Ca’ Foscari Esposizioni, Venezia, in collaboration with the Ermitage/Ermitage XX-XXI State Museum, with the Prigov Foundation and with Rem Koolhaas’ Studio OMA AMO.

Publication: Silvia Burini, Plodotvornoe ničto Dmitrija Prigova [Il fecondo nulla di Dmitrij Prigov], in Dmitri Prigov. Dmitri Prigov, a cura di Dmitri Ozerkov, Zurich: Barbarian Art Gallery, 2011, pp. 92-101

from 25-11-2011 to 27-11-2011 

 

- International Conference of University Rectors of Italy and Russia, Moscow MGMO. Participation with the paper "The role of art history in Italy-Russia university cooperation". The candidate was invited as a Pro-rector for relations with scientific institutions and cultural activities (representing the Rector of Ca' Foscari Prof. Carlo Carraro). 

27-11-2011

 

- International conference "Pavel Florenskij tra icona e avanguardia" (Ca’ Dolfin, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice - Palazzo Leoni Montanari, Vicenza). Concept, organisation, and co-curatorship, in the context of initiatives connected to the exhibition 'Russian Avant-Garde. Experiences of a New World' at the Gallerie d'Italia of Palazzo Leoni Montanari in Vicenza.

Publication: Silvia Burini, Presentazione. Icona e Avanguardia, in Pavel Florenskij tra Icona e Avanguardia, a cura di Matteo Bertelé, Venezia, Università Ca' Foscari - Vicenza, Palazzo Leoni Montanari, 3-4 febbraio 2012, Crocetta del Montello (TV): Terra Ferma, 2015, pp. 9-13 (ISBN 9788863222746)

from 03-02-2012 to 04-02-2012

 

- International conference "Le Muse fanno il girotondo. Jurij Lotman e le arti" (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice). Chairing of the Scientific Committee, conception and curatorship. Speakers from Italy, Russia, Estonia, the United States, Canada, Germany, the Czech Republic, and Spain. In collaboration with the Universities of Tallinn and Tartu. The conference focused on the work of Jurij Lotman in relation to the visual arts, which is one of the candidate's research topics.

Publications: Silvia Burini, Jurij Lotman e le arti: l'originalità come forma di coraggio, in Le Muse fanno il girotondo. Jurij Lotman e le arti, a cura di Matteo Bertelé; Angela Bianco; Alessia Cavallaro, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, 26-28 novembre 2013, Crocetta del Montello (TV): Terra Ferma, 2015, pp. 8-17 (ISBN 9788863222791); Silvia Burini, Le muse fanno il girotondo, in Jurij Lotman, Il girotondo delle muse. Semiotica delle arti, a cura di Silvia Burini, Milano: Bompiani, 2022, pp. 9-45 (ISBN 978-88-301-0328-3)

from 26-11-2013 to 28-11-2013

 

- First International Conference "The First International Sarabianov Congress of Art Historians. Memory as the Subject and Instrument of Art Studies” organised by SIAS – State Institute for Art Studies, Moscow, Russia. Participation as invited keynote speaker with the paper: "Cultural Memory as Semiotic Mechanism in Art". See: https://sarabianov.sias.ru/en/I/

Publication: Silvia Burini, Cultural Memory as Semiotic Mechanism in Art, in Memory as the Subject and Instrument of Art Studies, a cura di Ekaterina Bobrinskaya; Anna Korndorf, Moskva: State Institute of Art Studies, 2016, pp. 64-73 (ISBN: 9785982871046)

from 16-10-2014 to 17-10-2014

 

- Workshop "El último Lotman: lo gradual, lo explosivo, lo imprevisible y la traducción" (Facultad de Ciencias de la Información, UCM, Madrid). Participation by invitation with the paper “L'ultimo Lotman: la semiotica e la storia dell'arte”. Speakers from Italy and Spain. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_MrbF2qGlo

20-03-2015 

 

- Conference “Sovremennoe iskusstvo: vmeste ili rjadom?", within the framework of the '4th International Culture Forum' (St. Petersburg), organised by the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts, the Manege Exhibition Centre, the Russian Ministry of Culture, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. The candidate was invited as a discussant and participated in the panel discussion.

13-12-2015

 

- Workshop at the St. Petersburg University “Repin and/or Beuys. Wölfflin and/or Derrida. Museum and/or Biennial”, in the context of the '4th International Culture Forum' (St. Petersburg), organised by the Hermitage Museum, the Russian Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Lecture by invitation entitled "Russian Art in the West: The Experience of the CSAR".

From 14-12-2015 to 16-12-2015

 

- Round table “Un interlocutore esigente: l’arte russa e l’Italia. Cinque anni di attività del Centro Studi sulle Arti della Russia di Ca’ Foscari (2011-2016)”; invited speakers: Jorge Lozano, Enrico Crispolti, Giuseppe Barbieri, Luigi Perissinotto. Conception and conduction. 

07-03-2016

 

- Workshop "Che fine ha fatto il documento?", curated by Jorge Lozano and Elide Pittarello, organised by Museo Fortuny, Venezia, with a paper by invitation "Il commissario è sparito. La mistificazione delle fotografie dell’arte nella Russia di Stalin". See: https://fortuny.visitmuve.it/it/eventi/archivio-eventi/che-fine-ha-fatto-il- documento/2016/11/17114/giornata-di-studi/

29-11-2016 

 

- International conference "Translation and Dialogues: the Reception of Russian Art Abroad", promoted by Centre for Studies in Russian Art (CSAR), Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, The Society of Historians of East European, Eurasian and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA) and by The Cambridge Courtauld Russian Art Centre (CCRAC). 

Chair of the scientific committee, concept, organisation, co-curatorship, participation with papers and subsequent editing of the conference proceedings. Speakers from prestigious universities, as well as leading museum directors, collectors, patrons and speakers from the most important international institutions, including: Institute of Art History (Moscow), European University of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg Academy of Arts, Yale University, Chapman University (Orange, California), Georgetown University (Washington DC), University of Cambridge (UK), University of Kent, Jacobs University (Brema), University of Southern California (Los Angeles), Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois), Rutgers University (New Brunswick, New Jersey), Zürich University. See: https://www.unive.it/data/agenda/1/13030

Paper: "Idti vmeste. O kuratorskich strategijach v otnošenii russkogo iskusstva s pozicij semiotiki kul'tury".

Publication: Silvia Burini, Idti vmeste. O kuratorskich strategijach v otnošenii russkogo iskusstva s pozicij semiotiki kul'tury [Procedere insieme. Sulle strategie curatoriali dell'arte russa dal punto di vista della semiotica della cultura], in the peer review volume Translations and Dialogues: the Reception of Russian Art Abroad, a cura di Silvia Burini, Salerno: Università di Salerno, Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici - Collana di Europa Orientalis, 2019, pp. 269-281 (ISBN 9788894422771)

from 25-10-2017 to 27-10-2017

 

- Meeting entitled “Jurij Lotman. Conversazioni sulla cultura russa”. Participants: Elide Pittarello, Jorge Lozano, Angela Mengoni, Giuseppe Barbieri, Silvia Burini. Concept, organisation and participation.

12-04-2018

 

- International workshop "La cultura artistica degli anni Cinquanta-Ottanta del Novecento. URSS–Italia: punti di incontro e parallelismi", organised by Natal'ja Sipovskaja, Federica Rossi, Gerhard Wolf, in collaboration with the Centre for Studies in Russian Art (CSAR), at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max Planck Institut. Co-organization and paper by invitation entitled "Collezionisti italiani alla Biennale del Dissenso". See: https://www.khi.fi.it/it/aktuelles/veranstaltungen/2018/05/la-cultura-artistica-degli-anni-cinquanta- ottanta-del-novecento.php

28-05-2018

 

- International conference "Impressionizm v avangarde", organised by the Museum of Russian Impressionism in Moscow. Invited lecture: "Elena Guro: impressionističeskaja poetika?". See: http://www.rusimp.su/ru/books/3

Publication: Silvia Burini, Elena Guro: impressionističeskaja poetika? [Elena Guro: impressionismo poetico?], in Impressionizm v Avangarde - sbornik materialov meždunarodnoj konferencii [L'impressionismo nell'Avanguardia - atti del convegno internazionale], Moskva: Muzej russkogo impressionizma, 2018, pp. 46-57 (ISBN 9785604083000)

from 07-06-2018 to 08-06-2018

 

- Third international conference of Art Historians dedicated to Dmitrij Sarab’janov, "Limits of the Norm: Transformation of Humanism in Russian and European Culture in Modern and Contemporary History", organised by Centre for Studies in Russian Art (CSAR), Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, State Institute for Art Studies (SIAS), Moscow and by Istituto di Cultura Italiana in Moscow. Co-conception, co-organisation and participation by invitation, paper entitled "Do Sirens Exist? Myth between Miracle and Pain". See: https://sarabianov.sias.ru/en/III/

Publication: Silvia Burini, Suščestvujut li Sireny? Mif meždu čudom i stradaniem, in Granicy normy: transformacija gumanizma v russkoj i evropejskoj kul'ture Novogo i Novejšego vremeni [I confini della norma: la trasformazione dell’umanesimo nella cultura russa ed europea nella storia moderna e contemporanea], a cura di Ekaterina Bobrinskaja, Anna Kondorf, Moskva: Gosudarstvennyj institut iskusstvoznanija, 2020, pp. 369-382 (ISBN 978-5-98287-167-1)

from 23-10-2018 to 25-10-2018

 

- Workshop “Aver cura della cura”, first appointment of the DFBC Lectures cycle of the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage, at Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice. Conceived and organised with Barbara Da Roit. 

from 14-11-2018 to 15-11-2018

 

- VII International Forum of Culture (St. Petersburg). Paper ("L'insegnamento della storia dell'arte russa in Occidente: l'esperienza di Ca' Foscari") by invitation at the panel organised by St. Petersburg University "Eksport rossijskoj kul’tury: kak i počemu ona vostrebovana?". See: https://culturalforum.ru/en/history 

from 15-11-2018 to 17-11-2018 

 

- VIII Cultural Forum of St. Petersburg, General Staff Building, Kabakov hall, organised by the Ermitage Museum (educational). Participation by invitation to the Panel Museum Universities with a paper entitled "University Museum a Venezia: il caso Ca’ Foscari”. Speakers from universities and prestigious museums included: Louvre, Pompidou, Tate Modern, Tretyakov Gallery, Pushkin Museum.

from 14-11-2019 to 16-11-2019

 

- Paper entitled “Il Garbage Patch State come progetto di arte partecipativa” with Cristina Finucci, at the workshop “Partecipare”, in the framework of DFBC Lectures, curated by Cristina Baldacci, Susanne Franco, Giulia Garofalo Geymonat at the V.A.C. Foundation, Zattere, Venezia.

27-11-2019

 

- Workshop "Artescienza", curated by the Senator Michela Montevecchi. Participation by invitation to the panel “Cambiamenti climatici, antichi saperi e nuove tecnologie a difesa del patrimonio culturale” with presentation of the 'Sostenibilart' exhibition project.

30-11-2020

 

- IV International Sarabianov Congress of Art Historians "Russian Art Studies amid European Schools: Intellectual History and Migration of Ideas", organised by SIAS, Moscow. Participation by invitation with a paper entitled “Juri Lotman’s Semiotics of Culture and Art History” (to be published in the conference proceedings). See: https://sarabianov.sias.ru/en/IV/

from 01-12-2020 to 02-12-2020

 

- "Virtual roundtable", Princeton University, participation by invitation by prof. Serguei Alex Oushakine, editor of "The Russian Review", with a paper entitled "Studying Russian art: originality as a form of bravery". 

Publication: Silvia Burini, Studying Russian Art: Originality as a Form of Bravery, «The Russian Review», vol. 81, 2022, pp. 623-626 (ISSN 0036-0341)

31-01-2021

 

- “LAZER TALK Education Challenges: Contemporary Art in Academic Environment”, organised by Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous and CYLAND St. Petersburg. The candidate was invited as a keynote speaker to give a talk entitled “Arte e sostenibilità”. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UajOrxIBfJ4

06-03-2021

 

- Webinar “Pillole di ArteScienza" dedicated to the impact of climate change on cultural and landscape heritage.

25-03-2021

 

- Workshop “HYBRIS. Ibridi e mostri nella cultura antica, moderna e contemporanea”, in the framework of DFBC Lectures. Concept and organisation with Barbara Da Roit, Fabrizio Turoldo. Participation with a paper entitled “Animal appeal, Silvia Burini conversa con Karin Andersen”, at Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi, Venezia.

10-03-2022

 

- Lecture “Georgy Yakulov: an Armenian in Moscow”, as part of the educational projects of Cyfest14: Ferment (October 10-25, 2022, HayArt Cultural Center, Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art NPAK Composers Union of Armenia), at the Composers Union of Armenia, Erevan.

09-10-2022

 

- Art Talks on the occasion of the Italian Pavilion at the 59th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, promoted by the General Directorate for Contemporary Creativity of the Ministry of Culture (Public Programme coordinated by Adriana Rispoli). Concept and coordination.

from 12-05-2022 to 21-10-2022

 

 

 

Direction or participation in the activities of a research group characterised by national or international collaborations 

 

- PRIN 2005-2007. Participation in the Ca' Foscari University of Venice research unit: “Materiali d’archivio russi nel territorio veneto (1900-1940). Mappatura ed elaborazione di alcune fonti di dati” (24 months). 

from 01-01-2005 to 01-01-2007

 

- PRIN 2007-2009. Participation in the Ca' Foscari University of Venice research unit: “Russi in Italia nel Novecento: indagini archivistiche e bibliografiche” (Venezia, Roma and Sanremo), Implementation of the 'Online Russian Emigration Dictionary', recording Russian presences in Venice and their relations with the world of Italian culture' (24 months). Drafting of the registry “Artisti russi alla Biennale”. See: http://www.russinitalia.it/luoghidettaglio.php?id. 

from 01-01-2007 to 01-02-2009

 

- Since 2008 Scientific Committee member of the “Grupo de Estudios de Semiótica de la Cultura (GESC)”, at the Madrid Universidad Complutense. Founded in October 2008 at the Instituto Universitario de Investigación José Ortega y Gasset, the 'Grupo' brings together several professors from different European universities, in which the semiotics of culture is actively studied. There are several lines of research within the 'Grupo', although they all converge within the framework of the semiotics of culture, especially in the analysis of texts belonging to the Tartu-Moscow semiotic school. See: https://gescsemiotica.com/.

from 01-01-2008 to date

 

- PRIN 2011-2013. Participation in the Ca' Foscari University of Venice research unit: “Verso un museo e una biblioteca virtuali della ‘Russia italiana’ nel Novecento: studio e digitalizzazione di fonti bibliografiche e iconografiche" (24 months). Scientific direction of the digitisation of Alberto Sandretti's collection of Russian and Soviet postcards.

from 01-01-2011 to 01-01-2013

 

- PRIN 2011-2013. Participation in the Ca' Foscari University of Venice research unit: “Verso un museo e una biblioteca virtuali della ‘Russia italiana’ nel Novecento: studio e digitalizzazione di fonti bibliografiche e iconografiche" (24 months). In the project, the candidate was in charge of the Italian collections of Russian art. In particular, she dealt with the A. Sandretti and A. Morgante collections, which were partially exhibited in the exhibition “Russie!” (2011). Related publications: Silvia Burini, Častnye kollekcii A. Morgante i A. Sandretti na venecianskom "Biennale inakomyslija" [Le collezioni private di A. Morgante e A. Sandretti a Venezia alla "Biennale del dissenso"], in Le muse inquietanti: per una storia dei rapporti russo-italiani nei secoli XVIII-XX, a cura di Antonella D'Amelia, Salerno: Europa Orientalis, vol. 1, 2011, pp. 111-128 (ISBN 9788862350228); Silvia Burini, Le collezioni di Alberto Morgante, in Russie!Memoria/Mistificazione/Immaginario. Arte russa del 900 dalle collezioni Morgante e Sandretti, catalogo della mostra, a cura di Giuseppe Barbieri; Silvia Burini, Vicenza: Terra Ferma, 2010, pp. 216-219 (ISBN 9788863220001)

from 01-01-2011 to 01-01-2013

 

- On 7 March 2011, the candidate was appointed director of the Centre for Studies in Russian Art (CSAR) at Ca' Foscari University of Venice. The CSAR carries out systematic research, valorisation and dissemination of the cultural heritage in the field of visual arts that Russia has developed throughout history. It is characterised by qualified international scientific partnerships and is a permanent meeting place open to Italian and international scholars, students and researchers. It has an important scientific committee composed of scholars from all over the world and collaborates with the world's most important institutions dealing with Russian art as well as with prestigious universities and research institutes. The CSAR is structured in several scientific research laboratories, both permanent and project-based, related to specific research topics involving lecturers, researchers, postdocs, PhD students and students. See: https://www.unive.it/pag/41253

from 07-03-2011 to date

 

- Creation and direction of the Contemporary Arts Research Team (CART), a "contemporary hub" within the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage, Ca' Foscari. The group brings together the investigative and didactic experiences of professors belonging to various Departments and concerns, in all its aspects, the art of our time in an interdisciplinary perspective, where the visual and performing arts, music and aesthetics, curatorship and new technologies stand side by side and overlap. There are three fundamental objectives: to make teaching activities more organic and innovative, to promote the comparison with Venetian contemporary art institutions, and to develop national and international research projects. See: https://www.unive.it/pag/37044/. The research group is also linked to the didactic activity of the Summer School "Contemporary Art and Curatorship: from documenta to the Biennale", Ca' Foscari, within the School for International Education (SIE). See: https://www.unive.it/pag/35225/

from 01-10-2018 to date

 

- Member of the "Research Institute for Digital and Cultural Heritage at Ca' Foscari", The institute deals with creative arts, cultural heritage and digital humanities and is characterised by an interdisciplinary approach to culture, language, and technology in the humanities - data processing, ICTs, conservation science, chemistry, biology - discovering new meanings and giving rise to new fields of research such as digital humanities and heritage science. See: https://www.unive.it/data/12148/.

from 01-01-2019 to date

 

- Scientific direction of the research project for the cataloguing and study of the Giuseppe Biancani Collection of Russian and Soviet postcards at the Centre for Studies in Russian Art (CSAR) of Ca' Foscari University of Venice. Inventory of the postcards by both non-invasive inscription of the progressive number on the back of each postcard, and by naming the two digital files (front and back) relating to each postcard. Scientific description (transcription and translation of the inscriptions in Russian, on the front and back, of the postcards in this first section), to be entered into a special database. Arrangements for entering and making the collection usable on the Phaidra digital collections site, in which the Ca' Foscari University Library System already participates. See: https://phaidra.cab.unipd.it.

from 01-01-2022 to date 

 

 

 

Responsibility for scientific studies and research entrusted by high level public or private institutions

 

- Since 2011, the candidate has been a member of the scientific committee of “Cyberfest- International Cyber Art Festival" organised by Cyland MediaArtLab. The candidate was given responsibility for an ongoing research program on Russian Media Art and its relationship with international Media Art (as well as the new role of Blockchains and NFTs in contemporary Russian art and its relations with the West). The research group coordinated by the candidate is composed by professors, postdoctoral fellows, Ph.D. students and, advanced students. The project was developed through mentoring doctoral dissertations, organizing joint exhibitions and workshops with qualified institutions. The related exhibitions were: "We are here" (2011), "Capital of Nowhere. Experiments in a Variable Landscape" (2013), "On my Way" (2015), "Hybris. Hybrids and Monsters in Contemporary Art" (2017), “Weather Forecast: Digital Cloudiness” (2018), "ID Art: Tech Exhibition" (2019). See: http://cyland.org/lab.

Related publication: Silvia Burini, Idti vmeste. O kuratorskich strategijach v otnošenii russkogo iskusstva s pozicij semiotiki kul'tury [Procedere insieme. Sulle strategie curatoriali dell'arte russa dal punto di vista della semiotica della cultura], in Translations and Dialogues: the Reception of Russian Art Abroad, a cura di Silvia Burini, Salerno: Università di Salerno, Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici - Collana di Europa Orientalis, 2019, pp. 269-281 (ISBN 9788894422771)

from 01-01-2011 to date

 

- The candidate was entrusted with the scientific task for the conception, organization, co-curatorship, and realization of the catalog of the European preview of the muscovite Museum of Russian Impressionism’s collection. The exhibition was held in 2015 with the related catalog.

Publication: Silvia Burini, L'impressionismo "diffuso" dalla Russia all'URSS, in A occhi spalancati. Capolavori dal Museo dell'Impressionismo Russo di Mosca, a cura di Giuseppe Barbieri; Silvia Burini, Crocetta del Montello (TV): Terra Ferma, 2015, pp. 29-41 (ISBN 9788863222579)

from 01-01-2014 to 12-04-2015

 

- The candidate was entrusted by In Artibus Foundation (Moscow) and Mikhail Roginsky Foundation (Paris) with the organization and drafting of an essay in the catalog for the exhibition “Mikhail Roginsky. Beyond the Red Door”, Collateral Event of the 14th International Architecture Biennale, Ca' Foscari Esposizioni, Venice.

Publications: Silvia Burini, La semiotica degli oggetti di Mikhail Roginsky, in Mikhail Roginsky. Oltre la porta rossa, TREVISO: Grafiche Tintoretto, 2014, pp. 30-32; Silvia Burini, «Roginskij, Michail Aleksandrovič», in Enciclopedia italiana dell'arte contemporanea, vol. IV, Roma: Treccani, 2021, pp. 124-125 (ISBN 9788812009244)

from 07-06-2014 to 28-09-2014

 

- The candidate was commissioned by the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow to draw up a scientific essay for the catalog of Gely Korzhev's monographic exhibition. The essay intercepts some recent research areas of the candidate: the theme of the hybrid and the monster in contemporary art, the problem of care in art and its representation, the periodization of Soviet art after the death of Stalin and the so-called "severe style" in socialist realism.

Publication: Silvia Burini, Modern Monsters and Bestiaries: the "Postmodern Body" of Gely Korzhev, in Gely Korzhev, Moskva: Tretyakov State Gallery, 2016, pp. 32-37 (ISBN 9785895801222)

from 01-01-2015 to 01-12-2015

 

- The candidate was entrusted by the MUDEC Museum (Museum of Cultures) of Milan and the editions “Il Sole 24 Ore” the scientific assignment for the elaboration of the concept, the selection of the works, the conception of the catalog, the drafting of an essay in the catalog and the co-curatorship related to the exhibition “Kandinskij, il cavaliere errante. In viaggio verso l’astrazione”.

Publication: Silvia Burini, In viaggio con Kandinskij, in Kandinskij. Il cavaliere errante in viaggio verso l'astrazione, a cura di Silvia Burini; Ada Masoero, Milano: 24 Ore Cultura, 2017, pp. 17-37 (ISBN 9788866483656)

from 25-08-2016 to 09-07-2017

 

- The candidate was appointed scientific consultant for contemporary art by the management of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow in relation to the first contemporary art project that the museum presented at the 57th Venice Biennale as a Collateral Event (“Man as bird (images of journeys)”) inaugurating the first historical collaboration between the Moscow institution of Russian Art and the 57th Biennale, but also with the Centre for Studies in Russian Art (CSAR). The exhibition, at the Palazzo Soranzo Van Axel from May 13 to September 5, 2017, included the works of 14 Russian and foreign artists and was curated by Marina Loshak, director of the Pushkin Museum, and Olga Shishko, director of contemporary art at the Pushkin Museum.

from 01-01-2017 to 05-09-2017

 

- The candidate was entrusted by the commissioner of the Russian Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale Semen Mikhailovsky with the scientific task of the conception, scientific direction, and co-curatorship of the project "Grisha Bruskin. Scene Change” in "Theatrum Orbis".

Publication: Silvia Burini, Hybrids: Human Monsters, Terrorist Dolls and Cyborgs // Gibridy: čelovečeskie monstry, kukly-terroristki, kiborgi, in Theatrum Orbis MMXVII, a cura di Alexandra Rudyk; Matteo Bertelé; Catherine Tolstoy, Venezia: Marsilio, 2017, pp. 86-99 (ISBN 9788831728096)

from 13-05-2017 to 26-11-2017

 

- The candidate was entrusted by the Regional Heritage and Cultural Agency of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region (Erpac) with the conception, realization, co-curatorship and the essay in the catalog of the exhibition “La rivoluzione Russa. L’Arte da Djagilev all’Astrattismo 1898 – 1922”, Musei Provinciali, Palazzo Attems Petzenstein.

Publication: Silvia Burini, Esplosioni e cesure: le Rivoluzioni Russe da Djagilev all'URSS, in La Rivoluzione Russa. L'arte da Djagilev all'Astrattismo 1898-1922, a cura di Silvia Burini; Giuseppe Barbieri, Crocetta del Montello (TV): Terra ferma, 2017, pp. 15-44 (ISBN 978-88-8435-033-6)

from 21-12-2017 to 25-03-2018

 

- The candidate has been entrusted, by the Museum of the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, the task of consultant for the concept of the exhibition “Kandinsky. Pequeños mundos”, Mexico City, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, and wrote an essay for the catalog.

Publication: Silvia Burini, Kandinsky y el arte popular ruso. Su viaje iniciático por Vólogda, in Kandinsky. Pequeños mundos, Mexico City: Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, 2018, pp. 134-172 (ISBN 978-607-605-560-1)

from 06-06-2018 to 01-10-2018

 

- The Einaudi publishing house has given the candidate the scientific task of drafting a “History of Russian Art", with publication scheduled for the end of 2023. The writing of a history of Russian art stems from the actual need to have in Italy a publication that provides an overview of a phenomenon as relevant as it is surprisingly neglected.

from 01-09-2019 to date

 

- Ales-spa Scuderie del Quirinale entrusted the candidate with the scientific assignment for the conception and curatorship of the exhibition and catalog of the monographic exhibition of Vasily Kandisnky entitled “Kandinskij: il simbolo e il colore” (December 1, 2022 - April 15, 2023).

from 01-01-2020 to date

 

- The candidate was commissioned by the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow to draw up a scientific essay for the catalog of Grisha Bruskin's anthological exhibition that took place in the spring of 2022.

Publication: Silvia Burini, Gesamtkunstwerk Griši Bruskina, in Griša Bruskin. Smena Dekoracij, Moskva: Gos. Tret’jakovskaja galereja, pp. 40-55 (ISBN 978-5-89580-367-7)

from 01-01-2020 to 01-03-2022

 

- The candidate was commissioned to write a scientific essay for the catalog of the retrospective on Vasily Kandisnky that was held from February 26 to June 26, 2022 at Palazzo Roverella in Rovigo.

Publication: Silvia Burini, Vasilij Kandinskij: il viaggio dell'anima, in Kandinskij. L'opera / 1900-1940, Cinisello Balsamo, Milano: Silvana Editoriale, 2022, pp. 44-57 (ISBN 9788836651016)

from 01-11-2021 to 13-01-2022

 

 

 

Scientific responsibility for international and national research projects accepted for funding on the basis of competitive calls for peer review

 

- MIUR 2007. The candidate was awarded a grant for the project "Consolidating and strengthening exchange activities of scholars and students in the field of the study of Russian art", to be developed in the framework of the Inter-University Cooperation of the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (Financial Year 2007).
from 01-01-2007 to 01-01-2008

 

- MIUR 2008. The candidate was awarded a grant for the project "Specialisation of language graduates with expertise in sectorial languages: History of Art", to be carried out within the framework of the Inter-University Cooperation of the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (Financial Year 2008).

from 01-01-2008 to 01-02-2009

 

- The candidate served as supervisor for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowship project (36 months) of Dr. Matteo Bertelé. The details are below: Proposal ID 750682; Acronym GYSIART; Full name: GYSIART: "A cultural history of comparative art practices and receptions in Cold War Europe (1945-1991)".
from 01-01-2017 to 01-01-2020

 

- The candidate developed and directs at Ca' Foscari the "Educational Training Project for New Roles in the Modern Museum-Exhibition System', funded by the Leperq Foundation. Duration 36 months with renewal. The project is based on a scientific partnership on specific themes to develop two important educational projects on the theme of the arts:
1) a didactic training project on new roles within the modern exhibition-museum system; 2) a Summer School dedicated to contemporary art. The Leperq Foundation was also involved as a partner in the Summer School project 'Contemporary Art and Curatorship: ‘from documenta to the Biennale'. The Summer School was conceived by the candidate and is a unique initiative of its kind, as it brings together the expertise of scholars, artists, and curators based in the host cities (Kassel and Venice) and offers students the opportunity to delve into the principles of management of two of the most important and influential contemporary art festivals: documenta (Kassel) and La Biennale (Venice).
from 01-03-2019 to date

 

- The candidate is the scientific supervisor for the art history part of the research unit winner of PRIN - Bando 2017 Prot. 2017LFLZJY entitled: "MeC - Meanings of Care. An interdisciplinary socio-historical investigation into narratives and representations of eldercare in Italy since the early 20th Century'. As part of the project, the candidate also acted as tutor for the research grant of Dr. Sara Mondini focusing on the theme: "The changing body: the experience of illness and care in the figurative arts in a comparative and transcultural perspective between Western and Mediterranean art" (SSD LART-03; from 15-11-2020 to 14 -11-2021).

from 15-04-2019 to date

 

 

 

Supervision or participation in editorial committees of journals, publishing series, encyclopaedias and treatises of recognised prestige

 

- The candidate is a member (with Marie Klinkenberg and Isabella Pezzini) of the scientific committee of the series "Riflessi in Elicona", by the publisher Aracne. The “Elicona” section of the "Riflessi" series of studies collects theoretical and analytical essays on the production and fruition strategies of museology. It is a front that is as much open to the study of the conservative and didactic functions that the museum institution expresses, as to the understanding of its spatial nature. See: http://www.aracneeditrice.it/index.php/collana.html?col=RIF-E

from 01-01-2010 to date

 

- The candidate is co-director of the exhibition catalogue series "Obraz" for the publishing house Antiga Edizioni. It is a series designed to publish catalogues of Russian art. Eight catalogues have appeared since 2014.

from 01-01-2012 to date

 

- Since 2014, the candidate has directed the series "La prospettiva rovesciata | Obratnaja perspektiva" for Edizioni Ca' Foscari. The peer-review and open-source series has an international scientific committee and aims at collecting scientific publications, proceedings of conferences, congresses, and other important initiatives (film festivals, exhibition catalogues, translations) promoted, within Ca' Foscari, by the Centre for Studies in Russian Art (CSAR). See: https://edizionicafoscari.unive.it/it/edizioni4/collane/la-prospettiva- reversed-obratnaja-perspektiva/
from 01-01-2014 to date

 

- In 2017, the candidate was appointed scientific advisor for the Russia USSR area for the Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana Treccani, in view of the publication of the new "Encyclopaedia of Contemporary Art", released in October 2021.
from 06-02-2017 to 01-10-2021

 

- The candidate co-edits the arts history journal "Venezia Arti". Peer review, open source, and, since 2020, with Scopus Index, it has an international scientific committee. Founded in 1987 by Wladimiro Dorigo and Giuseppe Mazzariol, it’s a journal on the history of arts of the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. The journal is annual, subject to double-blind peer review, and recognized as a scientific journal for the areas 08 (Architecture) and 10 (Sciences of Antiquity, Philology, and History of Art) by the ANVUR. Since 2014 it has been published both in print and digital (open access) by Edizioni Ca' Foscari. It features thematic calls for papers with a miscellaneous section in which contributions from emerging young scholars can be accepted. See: https://edizionicafoscari.unive.it/it/edizioni/riviste/venezia-art i/
from 27-03-2019 to date

 

- The candidate co-directs the series "Quaderni di Venezia Arti", open source and peer-review. The editorial collection, ideated by Wladimiro Dorigo, returns in a new series aimed at the publication of monographs, studies, and conference proceedings, whose theme is the theoretical, historical, and critical investigation of the arts, starting from the research carried out within the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage of Ca' Foscari University of Venice. The series welcomes essays and scientific contributions by Italian and foreign scholars, with particular attention to the outcome of investigations developed within the framework of doctoral studies and through master's degree theses; moreover, it is proposed as a tool to accentuate the comparison of ideas on the methodological level and on that of artistic practices, as a tool to recover artistic memory and as an observatory of contemporary cultural trends. See: https://edizionicafoscari.unive.it/it/edizioni4/collane/quaderni-di-venezia-arti/
from 29-03-2019 to date

 

 

 

Participation in the teaching board or teaching assignments within the framework of Ph.D. programmes accredited by the Ministry

 

Since 2022 the candidate is a member of the Teaching Board of the National Ph.D. in Heritage Science, Contemporary Art curriculum.

 

Since 2010 the candidate has been a member of the Teaching Board of the Inter-University Doctoral School in History of the Arts, later renamed International Ph.D. Programme in the History of Arts (Ca' Foscari University of Venice).
As of 1 October 2018, she was appointed deputy coordinator of the Doctoral Programme, with responsibility for international relations.

 

She supervised the following doctoral theses:

Marta Vanin, I due corpi del vožd': rappresentazioni di Lenin e Stalin nella costruzione del discorso culturale sovietico (1924-1939);

Matteo Bertelé, La Russia all'Esposizione internazionale d'arte di Venezia (1895- 1914): per una storia della ricezione dell'arte russa in Italia;

Davide Giurlando, Mondi in guerra: strategie di rappresentazione del conflitto nel cinema russo; Alessia Cavallaro, La persistenza dell'icona nell'arte russa del XX e XXI secolo;

Ekaterina Orel, Under pressure: teaching architectural history in higher architectural education in USSR in 1930s;

Maria Redaelli, Libertà in zone di confine. L’esperienza russa della New Media Art (1980-2020);

Alexandra Timonina, Exhibition strategies of russian fin-de-siècle artists abroad (1896-1912).

 

The candidate is currently supervising the doctoral theses:

Alexandra Luzan, Verifying authenticity and provenance in art history with particular focus on the fenomen of blockchain provenance;

Pavel Pavlinov, E.E. Lanceray in the Caucasus: the experience of reconstruction of life and work;

Valentina Voytekunas, The interpretation of the early italian renaissance in russian painting at the beginning of the 20th century;

Giovanni Argan, Il movimento artistico dello “stile severo”: dallo scardinamento dei canoni del realismo staliniano alla creazione di una corrente pittorica internazionale;

Anastasia Kozachenko-Stravinsky, Identità artistica nazionale e creazione artistica e musicale: gli Stravisnkij tra la fine del XIX e l’inizio del XX sec;

Giulia Gelmi, L’ornamento nella produzione critico-letteraria di Vladimir Vasilʹevič Stasov: dalla definizione del carattere nazionale alla costruzione dello stile russo (1872-1913).

 

 

 

Formal assignment of teaching or research positions (fellowships) at high level foreign or supranational universities and research institutes

 

- The candidate was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Tartu (Estonia), referee Prof. A. Danilevsky, to complete the research that led to the publication: Silvia Burini, Effetto rebound: Dostoevskij e Visconti, in, Dialogo con lo Schermo, Ju. Lotman; Yu. Tsivian, Bergamo: Moretti e Vitali, 2001, pp. 323-332 (ISBN 9788871861630)

from 01-07-2000 to 01-08-2000

 

- Research fellowship at Harvard University with CNR funding (mobility grants). Referee Prof. Nina Gurjanova. The research project focused on the difference in the periodisation of styles in the history of Russian painting. The research was continued over the years and is leading to the drafting of the "Storia dell’arte russa" to be published by Einaudi publishing house at the end of 2023.

from 01-07-2001 to 01-08-2001

 

- The candidate was entrusted with the task of teaching as Visiting Scholar at the University of St. Petersburg (Faculty of Liberal Arts) to hold a seminar at the Ph.D. in History of the Arts: "Curatorship dell'arte russa in Occidente". The lecturer, Prof. Stanislav Savickij, incorporated this experience into the interview contained in the book: S. Savickij, Kolobok Maleviča i dr. Vzgljad iz Peterburga na sovremennoe iskusstvo 2010-x godov, Sankt-Peterburg: Jaromir Hladik Press, 2021, pp. 79-87.

from 01-03-2017 to 15-03-2017

 

- The candidate was assigned by the SIE (School for International Education) of Ca' Foscari to design and scientifically direct (in collaboration with the University of Kassel) the Summer School "Contemporary Art and Curatorship: from documenta to the Biennale", held in Venice in 2019. The next edition is currently being planned. See: https://www.unive.it/pag/35225/

from 08-07-2019 to date

 

 

 

Achievement of prizes and awards for scientific activity, including membership of academies of recognised prestige in the field

 

- The candidate was awarded the "Premio internazionale arte e letteratura 'Sergio Polillo'" bestowed by the Museo dell'Accademia Carrara di Bergamo for the original and methodologically innovative scientific contribution of the following publication: Silvia Burini, La parola e l'immagine. Poeti, pittori e caffè letterari a Mosca nel XX secolo, in L'altra Mosca. Arte e letteratura nella cultura russa tra Ottocento e Novecento, a cura di Silvia Burini; Rosanna Casari, Bergamo: Moretti e Vitali, 2000, pp. 137-311 (ISBN 9788871861630)

01-01-2002

 

- The candidate was awarded the "Premio della ‘Konchalovsky Foundation’" in Moscow during the "Forum Art & Reality", St. Petersburg, 25-27 November 2011, for her scientific contribution in the field of art history that appeared in a volume devoted to the exhibition "Dmitri Prigov. Dmitri Prigov".

Publication: Silvia Burini, Plodotvornoe ničto Dmitrija Prigova [Il fecondo nulla di Dmitrij Prigov], in Dmitri Prigov. Dmitri Prigov, a cura di Dmitri Ozerkov, Zurich: Barbarian Art Gallery, 2011, pp. 92-101

27-11-2011

 

- The candidate was appointed an honorary member of the historic Academy of Arts of the Russian Federation.

20-05-2014

 

- The candidate was awarded the Pushkin Medal by the Presidency of the Russian Federation for her contribution to the dissemination of Russian art and culture in the West. The motivation highlights the significant contribution to the field of Russian culture and art through scientific and divulgation work in Italy and around the world.
04-11-2014

 

- Awarded the Russkij Rim prize in Rome for the dissemination of Russian art in Italy as part of the "Roma Russa" Festival. After winning the prize, she was appointed to the Expert Committee of the prize.

09-11-2018

 

- Appointed as Chairperson for the Italian side of the Culture Group of the Forum di Dialogo Italo-Russo delle Società Civili based in Italy at the Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale (ISPI) to develop a bilateral cultural cooperation programme promoting both scientific and cultural exchange. See: https://www.russia-italia.ru/it/

01-02-2020 to 2022

 

 

 

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

 

Doctoral Teaching Activity

 

Seminars for the Inter-University Doctoral School in History of the Arts:

2022, 12 May: devising and co-curation (with Angela Mengoni) of the conference "Il metodo Lotman”. International study day on the occasion of the centenary of Jurij Lotman's birth

2019: devising of the International Conference of Ph.D. students of the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage

2018: Semiotics for Art History. The Tartu-Moscow School (4 hrs.)

2015: Showing Russian Art in Italy. Institutions, strategies, case-studies (10 hrs.)

2011: Curating Contemporary Art, with the participation of international experts (30 hrs.)

 

Seminars for the Doctoral School in Languages, Cultures and Society of the LLS Faculty, curriculum in Eastern European Studies:

2008: Mir iskusstva and Russian Art Nouveau, as part of the seminar on Sergej Djagilev held with Prof. Patrizia Veroli of the University La Sapienza in Rome (6 hrs.)

2007: The Image of Moscow in Russian Painting, as part of the seminar on Moscow in Russian Culture held with Prof. Gian Piero Piretto of the University of Milan (6 hrs.)

2006: Jurij Lotman and the Semiotics of Culture, seminar (6 hrs.)

 

 

Academic Teaching at Ca’ Foscari

- Teaching activity a.y. 2021/2022
Contemporary Art History
History of Russian Art
History of Russian Art I
History of Artistic - Literary Russian Culture

- Teaching activity a.y. 2020/2021
Contemporary Art History
Curatorship and Practice of Exhibition for Contemporary Arts
History of Russian Art
History of Russian Art I
History of Artistic - Literary Russian Culture

- Teaching activity a.y. 2019/2020
Comparative History of Contemporary Art
History of Russian Art
History of Russian Art I
History of Artistic - Literary Russian Culture

- Teaching activity a.y. 2018/2019
Comparative History of Contemporary Art
History of Russian Art
History of Russian Art I
History of Artistic - Literary Russian Culture

- Teaching activity a.y. 2017/2018
Comparative History of Contemporary Art
History of Russian Art
History of Russian Art I
History of Artistic - Literary Russian Culture

- Teaching activity a.y. 2016/2017
Comparative History of Contemporary Art
History of Russian Art
History of Russian Art I
History of Modern Art in Eastern Europe

- Teaching activity a.y. 2014/2015
History of Modern Art in Eastern Europe
History of Modern Art in Eastern Europe I
History of Modern Art in Eastern Europe II
History of Artistic - Literary Russian Culture

- Teaching activity a.y. 2013/2014
History of Modern Art in Eastern Europe
History of Modern Art in Eastern Europe I
History of Modern Art in Eastern Europe II

- Teaching activity a.y. 2012/2013
History of Modern Art in Eastern Europe
History of Modern Art in Eastern Europe I
History of Modern Art in Eastern Europe II

- Teaching activity a.y. 2011/2012
History of the Russian Culture
History of Modern Art in Eastern Europe
History of Modern Art in Eastern Europe I
History of Modern Art in Eastern Europe II

- Teaching activity a.y. 2010/2011
History of the Russian Culture
History of the Russian Thought
History of Modern Art in Eastern Europe
History of Modern Art in Eastern Europe I
History of Modern Art in Eastern Europe II

- Teaching activity a.y. 2009/2010
History of Churches and Religious Movements in Eastern Europe
History of Modern Art in Eastern Europe
History of Modern Art in Eastern Europe I
History of Modern Art in Eastern Europe II

- Teaching activity a.y. 2008/2009
Russian Language and Literature/Culture MOD 3
History of Modern Art in Eastern Europe
History of Modern Art in Eastern Europe I
History of Modern Art in Eastern Europe II

- Teaching activity a.y. 2007/2008
Russian Language and Literature/Culture MOD 3
History of Modern Art in Eastern Europe
History of Modern Art in Eastern Europe I Adv.
History of Modern Art in Eastern Europe II Adv.

- Teaching activity a.y. 2006/2007
Russian Language 2
Russian Language 3
History of Modern Art in Eastern Europe
History of Modern Art in Eastern Europe I Adv.
History of Modern Art in Eastern Europe II Adv.

- Teaching activity a.y. 2005/2006
History of Modern Art in Eastern Europe
History of Modern Art in Eastern Europe I Adv.
History of Modern Art in Eastern Europe II Adv.

- Teaching activity a.y. 2004/2005
History of Modern Art in Eastern Europe
History of Modern Art in Eastern Europe I Adv.
History of Modern Art in Eastern Europe II Adv.

- Teaching activity a.y. 2003/2004
History of Modern Art in Eastern Europe
History of Modern Art in Eastern Europe I Adv.
History of Modern Art in Eastern Europe II Adv.

- Teaching activity a.y. 2002/2003
Assignment for the teaching of History of the Figurative Culture of the Slavic Countries
Russian Language and Translation Exercises

- Teaching activity a.y. 2001/2002
Assignment for the teaching of History of the Figurative Culture of the Slavic Countries
Russian Language and Translation Exercises

- Teaching activity a.y. 2000/2001
Assignment for the teaching of Russian Language and Literature III
Russian Language and Translation Exercises

 

PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT

CONFERENCES

- 2022, 30 May: video interview directed and filmed by Werner Herzog "Silvia Burini and Werner Herzog in conversation about “Last Whispers” Exhibition", at CFZ - Cultural Flow Zone, Ca' Foscari University of Venice.

- 2022, 26 May: "Vanishing Languages-Vanishing Worlds". Carlo Ginzburg and Lena Herzog in conversation with Silvia Burini, as part of the 15th edition of "Incroci di civiltà". An event in collaboration with the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage, at Aula Mario Baratto, Ca' Foscari University of Venice.

- 2022, 20 May: Giulia Piscitelli in conversation with Silvia Burini and Adriana Rispoli. "Art Talk" on the occasion of the Italian Pavilion at the 59. International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, promoted by the General Directorate for Contemporary Creativity of the Ministry of Culture and part of the Public Programme coordinated by Adriana Rispoli, at CFZ - Cultural Flow Zone, Ca' Foscari University of Venice.

- 2022, 17 May: Presentation of the book Maria Cristina Finucci. HELP, Rizzoli New York, 2021. MAXXI, Rome.

- 2022, 26 April: "Identità ai confini: storie dall’Artico. Dai minatori delle isole Svalbard, ai pescatori delle Lofoten fino al popolo nativo dell’estremo Nord, i Sami”, Valentina Tamborra in conversation with Silvia Burini and Maria Redaelli at CFZ - Cultural Flow Zone, Ca' Foscari University of Venice.

- 2021, 14 December: Andrea Tarabbia in conversation with Silvia Burini and Flavio Gregori, as part of "Conversazioni per Dostoevskij". An event in collaboration with Writers in Conversation at Auditorium Santa Margherita, Ca' Foscari University of Venice.

- 2021, 19 November: Fausto Malcovati and Paolo Nori in conversation with Silvia Burini and Flavio Gregori, as part of "Conversazioni per Dostoevskij". An event in collaboration with Writers in Conversation at Ca' Dolfin, Aula Magna Silvio Trentin, Ca' Foscari University of Venice.

- 2019, 4 April: "Art and Science Collaboration". Karin Andersen and Roberto Marchesini in conversation with Silvia Burini, as part of the 12th edition of "Incroci di civiltà". An event in collaboration with the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage, with the support of Science Gallery Venice, at Auditorium Santa Margherita, Ca' Foscari University of Venice.

- 2019, 21 February: conversation with Margherita Belgiojoso on the occasion of the presentation of her novel Là dove s'inventano i sogni. Donne di Russia (ed. Guanda) within the "Writers in Conversation", a series of meetings at CFZ - Cultural Flow Zone, Venice. Speakers: Paola Severini Melograni and Pia Masiero.

- 2018, 20 April: "Italia - Russia: un substrato culturale comune", Russian-Italian ministerial forum of experts, at Aula Magna Silvio Trentin, Ca' Foscari University of Venice.

- 2018, April 6: Conversation with Boris Mikhailov at the 11th edition of "Incroci di civiltà" at La Casa dei Tre Oci, Venice.

- 2014, 28 December: lecture "Tra guerra e rivoluzione. La pittura russa dal 1910 al 1920” at Sala Consiliare, Asiago (VI).

- 2009, 8 October: organisation and scientific direction of the meeting "Viaggio nella cultura russa, per parchi, giardini e dimore nobiliari", Department of American, Iberian and Slavic studies, Ca' Foscari University of Venice.

- 2009, 29th September: lecture "Il commissario è scomparso: strategie di falsificazione nelle fotografie del periodo staliniano", Ca' Foscari within the project "Donne, politica e istituzioni: percorsi formativi per la promozione della cultura di genere e delle pari opportunità".

- 2009, 12 June: seminar "I cubofuturisti russi tra parola e immagine", Venice, Ca' Foscari University, within the thematic seminars "Venerdì Futuristi a Ca’ Foscari".

- 2008, 9 December: lecture "Immagini e parole: ipotesi per un confronto", as part of the meeting "I ritratti di Frida Kahlo", Department of American, Iberian and Slavic studies, Ca' Foscari University of Venice.

- 2008, 21 May: presentation of the Russian film "Taurus" by Aleksandr Sokurov, Auditorium Santa Margherita, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, as part of the film series related to the conference "Il cinema dell’impero".

- 2008, 18 May: lecture "Arte russa del ’900: un percorso", University of Bologna.

- 2006, 9 November: lecture "Elementi di pittura russa dal 1905 al 1940: una panoramica", Genoa, Palazzo Ducale, as part of the exhibition "Russia & URSS. Arte, letteratura e teatro 1905-1940".

 

CURATING EXHIBITIONS, CULTURAL EVENTS AND FILM PROJECTS

Exhibitions and expositions

2022, 21 April - 30 July (VR Immersive Installation); 21 April-ongoing (Site-Specific Installation): chief curator with Maria Gatti Racah, Giulia Gelmi, Anastasia Kozachenko-Stravinsky (Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage) of the project "Last Whispers: Immersive Oratorio for Vanishing Voices, Collapsing Universes and a Falling Tree" by Lena Herzog (CFZ - Cultural Flow Zone and Central Courtyard of Ca' Foscari). Initiative promoted by UNESCO.

 

2021, 3 July - 3 July 2022: curator with Giuseppe Barbieri of the exhibition project "Vedere l'invisibile" (Gallerie D'Italia - Palazzo Leoni Montanari, Vicenza).

 

2019, 5 October - 2020, 26 January: curator with Giuseppe Barbieri and Alessia Cavallaro of the exhibition "Kandinsky, Gončarova, Chagall. Sacro e bellezza nell’arte Russa" 8Gallerie D'Italia - Palazzo Leoni Montanari, Vicenza).

 

2019, 10 May - 2019, 3 November: curator with Giuseppe Barbieri and Faina Balachovskaja of the exhibition "Gely Korzhev. Back to Venice", in collaboration with the Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow (Ca' Foscari Esposizioni, Venice).

 

2019, 11 May - 28 June: co-curator of the exhibition "Id. Art: Tech Exibition" (Cyfest 12, the International Media Art Festival) (CFZ - Cultural Flow Zone, Venice).

 

2018, 28 September - 28 October: co-curator of the exhibition "Weather Forecast: Digital Cloudiness" (CFZ - Cultural Flow Zone, Venice).

 

2018, 5 June - 5 August: curator with Giuseppe Barbieri and Olga Shishko of the exhibition "Fabricio Plessi. Duša kamnja" (Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow).

 

2018, 12 - 20 February: curator of the exhibition "Anna Karenina come specchio di dell’epoca", in collaboration with the Centre of Film Festivals and International Programmes (CFZ - Cultural Flow Zone, Venice).

 

2018, 2 - 12 February: co-curator of "Cyfest 11", in collaboration with Cyland Media Art Lab (St. Petersburg).

 

2017, 20 December - 2018, 25 March: curator with Giuseppe Barbieri and Faina Balachovskaja of the exhibition "La Rivoluzione Russa. L'arte da Djagilev all'Astrattismo 1898-1922" (Palazzo Attems Petzenstein, Gorizia).

 

2017, 18 October - 2018, 15 April: curator with Giuseppe Barbieri of the exhibition "Grisha Bruskin. Icone sovietiche" (Palazzo Leoni Montanari, Vicenza).

 

2017, 10 May - 26 November: curator with Giuseppe Barbieri of the exhibition "Grisha Bruskin. Cambio di scena in Theatrum Orbis" (Russian Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia) Commissioner and co-curator: Semyon Mikhailovsky.

 

2017, 10 May - 29 July: scientific direction of the exhibition "Valery Koshlyakov. We have never stopped building utopia”, in collaboration with the Museum of Russian Impressionism, Moscow (Ca' Foscari Esposizioni, Venice).

 

2017, 10 May - 12 September: scientific consultancy for the exhibition "Man as birds (“images of journeys”)", sponsored by the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow (Palazzo Van Axel, Venice).

 

2017, 10 May - 28 June: devising and co-curating the exhibition "Hybris", in collaboration with Cyland Media Art Lab (CFZ - Cultural Flow Zone, Venice).

 

2017, 15 April - 9 July: curator with Ada Masoero of the exhibition "Kandinskij, il cavaliere errante. In viaggio verso l’astrazione" (Mudec – Museo delle Culture, Milan).

 

2017, 25 February - 5 March: curator of the exhibition "L’arte della Rivoluzione", in collaboration with the Centre of Film Festivals and International Programmes (CFZ - Cultural Flow Zone, Venice).

 

2016, 07 - 28 November: curator of the exhibition "Tra cinema e arte. Manifesti della collezione degli studi cinematografici M. Gor’kij" (CFZ - Cultural Flow Zone, Venice), in collaboration with the Centre of Film Festivals and International Programmes.

 

2015, 11 - 22 November: curator of the exhibition "Russia-Italia. Pagine di cinema tra due culture", in collaboration with the Centre of Film Festivals and International Programmes (CFZ - Cultural Flow Zone, Venice).

 

2015, 7 May - 22 November: curator with Giuseppe Barbieri of the exhibition "Grisha Bruskin. La collezione di un archeologo”, Collateral event of the 56. International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia (Ex Chiesa Santa Caterina, Venice).

 

2014, 15 October 2014 - 2015, 11 January: curator with Giuseppe Barbieri of the exhibition "C'era una volta la Russia. Lo sguardo di Ivan Glazunov", in collaboration with Fondazione Querini Stampalia (Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice).

 

2015, 12 February - 13 September: curator with Giuseppe Barbieri of the exhibition "Grisha Bruskin. Alefbet", in collaboration with Fondazione Querini Stampalia. (Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice).

 

2015, 13 February - 12 April: curator with Giuseppe Barbieri, Igor Kabanov and Yulia Petrova of the exhibition "A occhi spalancati. Capolavori dal Museo dell'Impressionismo Russo di Mosca", in collaboration with the Museum of Russian Impressionism, Moscow (Palazzo Franchetti, Venice).

 

2015, 8 May - 7 July: curator with Giuseppe Barbieri, Anna Frants, Elena Gubanova, Natasha Kurchanova of the exhibition "On my way", in collaboration with Cyland Media Art Lab and St. Petersburg Arts Project (CFZ - Cultural Flow Zone, Venice).

 

2014, 7 - 30 November: curator of the exhibition "Uomini e destini. La Russia nella Prima Guerra Mondiale", in collaboration with the Centre of Film Festivals and International Programmes and the State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia. (CFZ - Cultural Flow Zone, Venice).

 

2013, 27 May - 10 July: curator with Matteo Bertelé of the exhibition "Capital of Nowhere – Envisioning a variable Landscape", in collaboration with Cyland Media Art Lab, St. Petersburg. (CFZ - Ca' Foscari Zattere, Venice).

 

2012, 6 October - 19 November: curator with Giuseppe Barbieri, Nikolaj Kotrelev and Sergej Aleksandrov of the exhibition "MOCKBA UNDERGROUND – Pittura astratta dal 1960 – Collezione Aleksandr Reznikov" (Ca' Foscari Esposizioni, Venice).

 

2012, 29 August - 7 October: curator with Guido Cerere and Aleksandr Lavrent'ev of the exhibition "Il prof. Rodčenko: fotografie dallo VCHUTEMAS", in collaboration with the Stroganov Academy, Moscow and Accademia di Belle Arti, Venice (Magazzini del Sale, Accademia di Belle Arti, Venice).

 

2011 - 2012, 12 November - 26 February: curator with Giuseppe Barbieri, Mikhail Dmitriev, and Svetlana Volovenskaya of the exhibition "Avanguardia russa. Esperienze di un mondo nuovo", in collaboration with Intesa Sanpaolo, Foundation for Interregional Projects and Ivanovo Art Museum (Gallerie d’Italia - Palazzo Leoni Montanari, Vicenza and Palazzo Cordellina, Vicenza).

 

2011, 3 June - 15 July: curator of the "We are here" Russian Art Project, as part of the 54. International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, in collaboration with the National Center for Contemporary Art (NCCA), CYLAND Media Art Lab, Saint Petersburg Arts Project (San Sebastiano, Venice).

 

2011, 31 May - 15 October: scientific direction of the collateral event of the 54. International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia "Dmitri Prigov . Dmitri Prigov", in collaboration with State Museum Ermitage/Ermitage XX-XXI, Prigov Foundation and OMA AMO (Ca' Foscari Esposizioni, Venice).

 

2010, 21 April - 18 July: curator with Giuseppe Barbieri of the exhibition "RUSSIE! memoria/mistificazione/immaginario. Arte russa del '900 dalle collezioni Morgante e Sandretti" (Ca' Foscari Esposizioni, Venice).

 

2009, 3 June - 22 October: curator for Ca' Foscari as part of the 53. International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia of the artist Alexander Ponomarev's event, "Subtiziano: un sottomarino solca il Canal Grande".

 

Cinema and events

 

- 2021 - current: creator of the online projects "Russian Art Walks" and "Russia Poetica"

 

- 2021 - 2022: creator and coordinator of the apprenticeship training activity "Curatorial Traineeship"

 

- November - December 2021: creator of the series of meetings "Conversazioni per Dostoevsky" in collaboration with "Writers in Conversation"

 

- From 2011 to 2018: creator and curator of the Russian Film Festival "Ruskino" at Ca' Foscari

 

- From 2011 to present: creator and scientific director of "Art Night Venice"

 

- From 2014 to present: creator and scientific director of the "Ca'rte Lab” (workshops and educational programmes for museums) at Ca' Foscari University of Venice.