Create is delighted that Matteo Lucchetti will be joining the line up of speakers for the Create Networking Day. Matteo is curator, along with Judith Wielander, of the Visible Award. The Visible Award is the first European award for socially engaged artistic practices in a global context. Visible brings to light and gives strength to artistic actions which have a real capacity to experiment and produce visions that can have impact on the social and cultural imagination of our contemporary world.A public jury format was trialled for the 2013 Award at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, and has been further developed to seek public engagement with the assessment of existing artistic projects that are operating at the crossroads of art and other fields of society, culminating in the 2015 Visible Award - Temporary Parliament at the grand Council Chamber of Liverpool Town Hall, hosted by Tate Liverpool. Matteo is also one of 36 curators judging the Visible Award which is in its third edition, and in 2015 takes a step further in its aim to research, support and offer a discursive and productive platform to innovative artistic projects that are able to become visible also in fields other than the artistic ones.

Matteo Lucchetti born on 1984, lives and works in Brussels. He is an art historian, independent curator, and critic. He holds an MA in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies with a thesis entitled Enacting a Community, about the relationship between collaborative artistic practices and the idea of community. His main curatorial projects include: Don’t Embarrass the Bureau (Lund Konsthall, Lund, 2014); Enacting Populism in its Mediascape (AIR and Extra City, Antwerpen, – Kadist Foundation, Paris, 2011-2012); Practicing Memory – in a time of an all-encompassing present (Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, 2010).

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