Invited curator and semiotician
Sara Giannini is a semiotician engaged in curating, writing, and editing. Her research focuses on the liminality of language and representation resulting in long term collaborative projects with artists, curators and practitioners in other disciplines. Influenced by her background in theatre, her projects merge performativity and theory to probe the tropes and places of exhibition making.
She is currently researching the archive of the Dutch artist René Daniels at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, as part of their newly launched Deviant Practice Research Program. Using the archive as a score for the uttering of non-normative languages and gestures, the project explores the possibility of a "language that does not kill."
She is the initiator and chief-editor of the online archiving and publishing platform Unfold. The Volume Project, and curator of the event series Heterotropics (September 2016/October 2017) exploring the traces of colonial desire and exotic projection in different venues and areas across Amsterdam.