Vanina Saracino | Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem

Vanina Saracino

Vanina Saracino is a curator, writer, and lecturer. Her work focuses on man-made environmental breakdown, climate justice, and more-than-human minds, with an emphasis on lens-based and time-based art practices. She is currently co-curating (with Daniela Arriado) the upcoming Screen City Biennial, titled Other Minds (Oslo, 2022) and teaching the seminar ‘More-than-human perspectives and tentacular thinking’ with Prof. Nina Fischer at the department of Art and Media, Universität der Künste (UdK, Berlin) and at MFA Bezalel Academy of Art and Design (Jerusalem and Tel Aviv). In 2019, she co-curated the Screen City Biennial, Ecologies – Lost, Found and Continued (Stavanger, Norway) and edited the SCB Journal, Vol.2. She is the co-founder of OLHO, a project about contemporary art and cinema initiated in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo (2015–2018). As an independent curator, she has collaborated with Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi (Venice), TBA21–Academy, Cinemateca Brasileira (São Paulo), Cinemateca do MAM (Rio de Janeiro), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Salzburger Kunstverein (Salzburg), The EYE Film Institute (Amsterdam), among others. Saracino has realized residencies at Fire Station Artists’ Studios (Dublin, 2019), CPR – Curatorial Program for Research (Reykjavik, Tórshavn, Tromsø, Boden, Luleå, Hyrynsalmi, Helsinki, 2018), GENERATOR, 40m cube/EESAB (Rennes, 2018), and was awarded research visiting grants by ProHelvetia (Switzerland, 2018), Goethe-Institut (NYC, 2018), The Danish Art Foundation (Copenhagen, 2018 and 2017) and Frame Contemporary Art Finland (Helsinki and Turku, 2019), among others.