Sara Giannini is an independent art researcher, curator, teacher and writer based in Amsterdam. Informed by a background in theatre and semiotics, Sara is interested in how the interlinking of language and performativity can unsettle categorisations and unleash tangential bodies of knowledge. As an independent curator, she has initiated experimental collaborative projects such as the VOLUME project (with 98weeks, Beirut, 2013-2014), the web-publishing platform Unfold (2015-ongoing), and the curatorial initiative Heterotropics (2016-ongoing). In 2016/17 Sara was a fellow at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, where she researched aphasic language and scoring in relation to the archive of Dutch artist René Daniëls. In 2018 she was a curator in residence at the Bard College Center for Curatorial Studies in Upstate New York, where she has read and lectured about ecstasy and the flesh of the voice. Her projects have taken place in institutional settings, urban contexts, and independent project spaces, including Jumex Museum, Mexico City; documenta 14, Athens; the Museum of Modern Art, Kunsthalle São Paulo and Casa do Povo, São Paulo; de Appel, Stedelijk Museum, Rijksmuseum and Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam; M HKA, Antwerp, 98weeks, Mansion, Assabil Public Libraries, Beirut. Since 2017 she is one of the lead tutors of the If I Can’t Dance COOP at the Dutch Art Institute and an advisor at Das Arts in Amsterdam.

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