Irina Zucca Alessandrelli

Participante au programme YCI 2007

Irina Zucca Alessandrelli

Vit et travaille à New York, Etats-Unis.

Formation et qualification


Leaving Certificate in Classical Studies (54/60), G. Parini High School, Milan


Study of Modern Art and Literature at State University of Milan

1999- 2000 

Study in Paris of the link between late 19th century French sculpture and the work of Italian artists in France. Researches at the Documentation Section of Musée d’Orsay, Musée Rodin, Bibliothèque Nationale François Mitterand.

B.A. Contemporary Art Major with thesis on the critical fortunes of Medardo Rosso in France and Italy. Tutor: Prof. A. Negri. Final mark: 110 and honours, summa cum laude.


MA in Curatorial Studies, Fine Arts Department, Columbia University

MA in Curatorial Studies’s Coordinator/ Research Assistant of the Director of the Program Prof. John Rajchman



Fulbright scholarship winner (category graduated studies for the academic year 2006-2007)


Michael Vinciguerra Fund fellowship for Columbia University Fine Arts Department Students

Employments and curated shows


Research Assistant of Michael Taylor, Curator of Modern Art Department at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, for a show on last Duchamp’s work ETANT DONNES opening in 2009

Curator of Broken, group show at PS122, New York

Curator of Infrequently Asked Questions, group show at ISE Japanese Cultural Foundation (, Program for emerging curators, New York


P.S.1/MoMA, Curatorial Department, Klaus Biesenbach’s assistant        

co-Curator of Fuoriuso 06, Metaphysics of Youth, 26 American and Scandinavian artists in a former fruit market, Pescara, Italy. Writes catalogue text.


Summer paid Internship in Art in General, curatorial department      

Flash Art magazine collaborator

Wrote and developed the exhibition project “The Five Circles,” a group exhibition
created for the XXth Olympic Winter Games in Turin in the Exile Museum, approved by the Olympic Cultural Committee. Author of the catalogue texts.


Director’s Assistant of Il Filatoio, CESAC Center for contemporary art, Caraglio (Cuneo) for the exhibition “Chronos, the time in art from 17th Century to present”, Writes the critical texts for the catalogue

ditor of the “Book By” series of monographs by emerging artists produced by Swiss publisher Fine Arts Unternehmen Books ( Among other projects, worked as edition curator on a volume by Norwegian artist Knut Åsdam


Assistant Curator for the exhibition “Disobedience, an ongoing video library,” on view in Berlin, organized in collaboration with Transmediale Festival 05, the Museum Kunstraum Kreuzberg/ Bethanien and Play Gallery. Writes catalogue texts

Co-curator of the annual group exhibition “Allarmi”, which comprises 56 Italian and international emerging artists in a military district in Como. Writes catalogue texts


present Freelance journalist for the Italian monthly magazine Kult and for the Italian contemporary art Web site

present Contemporary art editor for Label magazine,Turin

Assistant curator of Cittàzioni, an exhibition of public art in Milan. Wrote interviews published in the catalogue


Assistant publisher and art editor at Christian Marinotti Edizioni


Assistant curator of the exhibition In-pressione. Artisti contemporanei nella memoria industriale organized in the pressurization room of the AEM gasometer in the Bovisa district of Milan. Editor of the catalogue


Alfredo Jaar. It is difficult. “Flash Art”, July-August  2005, Milan
Chronos, exhibition catalogue, Ed.marcovaldo, 2005, Cuneo, critical texts by Irina Zucca Alessandrelli
Disobedience, an ongoing video library  at Kunstraum Bethanien Museum, exhibition catalogue, 2005, Berlin, edited by Irina Zucca Alessandrelli
The book by Knut Åsdam, Fine Arts Unternehmen Books, 2004, Zug, edited by Irina Zucca Alessandrelli
The book by Anneé Olofsson, Fine Arts Unternehmen Books, 2004, Zug, edited by Irina Zucca Alessandrelli
Allarmi, 56 artists in a military district, exhibition catalogue, November 2004, De Cristoforis military district, Como, texts by Irina Zucca Alessandrelli
Cittazioni, un caso di public art a Milano, exhibition catalogue, Silvana Ed., 2004, critical texts by irina Zucca Alessandrelli
The book by Flavio Favelli, Fine Arts Unternehmen Books, 2003, Zug, edited by Irina Zucca Alessandrelli


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