Laura Leuzzi

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Co-Investigator/Research Fellow

Bio

Research

Research Fellow/Co-I Richard Demarco The Italian Connection, (PI Elaine Shemilt) 2018-2020

PDRA AHRC European Women's Video Art (Prof Elaine Shemilt P.I.) 2015-2017

PDRA AHRC REWIND Italia (Prof Stephen Partridge P.I.) 2011-2014

 

Biography

Laura Leuzzi is a contemporary art historian, curator and author. Leuzzi earned her PhD in “Tools and Methods for the History of Art” with a thesis in Contemporary Art at Sapienza Università di Roma in 2011. Her research is particularly focused on early video art, art and feminism and new media.

Currently she is Research Fellow and Co-Investigator on the AHRC funded research project Richard Demarco: The Italian Connection (DJCAD, University of Dundee, March 2018 - July 2020), led by Prof. Elaine Shemilt.

From 2011 to 2013 she was Post Doctoral Research Assistant, on the AHRC funded project REWINDItalia at DJCAD, University of Dundee.

From March 2015 to February 2018, she was PDRA on the AHRC funded research project ‘EWVA European Women’s Video Art in the 70s and 80s’, based at DJCAD, University of Dundee. As PDRA on REWINDItalia and EWVA Dr Leuzzi has built a wide network of contacts within Europe which include artists, curators, collectors, scholars, technicians, gallerists, authors, involving institutions such as universities and art academies, foundations, archives and museums.

 She is co-editor with S. Partridge of REWIND Early Video Art in Italy/I primi anni della videoarte in Italia (John Libbey Publishing, New Barnet, 2015), launched at CCA Glasgow (Dec 2015), Central Saint Martin, London (Feb 2016), British School in Rome (Apr 2016).

 She has curated several exhibitions, performative events and screenings onvideo art including: REWINDItalia at VideoEX (Zurich 2014), Autoritratti at The Showroom (December 2015), Self/Portraits ( Centrespace, Dundee, December 2016), Deoppelganfer (Nunnery Galley, London, 2016), The Time is Right for (Summerhall, Edinburgh August September 2017). Her video project Unter de Himmel vo Züri (Under Zurich's sky) has been screened at ZHdK University of Arts Zurich (2016).  

Since 2016 she sits on the Curatorial Board of the Rome Media Art Festival.

 

 Education

  • Nov 2007- May 2011, Ph.D. in “Strumenti e Metodi per la Storia dell’Arte” (Tools and methods for History of Art) with full State scholarship, Sapienza Università di Roma, obtained May 13th 2011. Dissertation in History of Contemporary Art (L-ART/03): L’elenco, la classificazione e il catalogo come pratiche artistiche nel Novecento (“Lists, classifications and catalogues as artistic practices in the 20th century”), Department of History of Art, Faculty of Lettere e Filosofia, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy. Supervisor: Professor Antonella Sbrilli. Grade: Excellent
  • 2006-2007, Postgraduate Master AMP (Art Management Psychology), with full scholarship, full marks and honor, Sapienza Università di Roma
  • 2004-2006, Research Master’s Degree in History of Contemporary Art, Magna cum laude, Sapienza Università di Roma. Thesis: Sophie Calle. Catalogo ragionato delle opere (1979-2006) (“Sophie Calle. Catalogue of Works (1979-2006)”), Advisor: Prof. A. Sbrilli Eletti, co- advisor: M. G. Tolomeo
  • 2001-04, Bachelor Degree History of Art, Magna cum laude, Sapienza Università di Roma. Thesis: Contemporary art, Title: Paul Auster e l’arte contemporanea: dall’ekphrasis allo scambio finzione/realtà (Paul Auster and Contemporary Art: from Ekphrasis to the Exchange Reality Fiction).

 

Participation in Financed Research Projects

  • currently Research Fellow and Co-Investigator on the AHRC funded research project Richard Demarco Th Italian Connection.
  • from March 2015 to March 2018 AHRC Post Doctoral Research Fellow for EWVA 
  • July 2013 to 2015 REWINDItalia Fellow (associate position)
  • May 2011 to July 2nd 2013, AHRC Post Doctoral Research Assistant, based in Rome,  for REWINDItalia, Research Grant (£217,000.00) at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee, Principal Investigator: Prof. Stephen Partridge; CI: Dr Anna Notaro (2011-12); Prof. Sean Cubitt (Goldsmiths).
  • 2009,as a PhD student took part toProgetto di Ateneo Federato 2009 Tre diari d'artista (Three diaries of artists), PI: Prof. Antonella Sbrilli; Role: research on Joseph Cornell’s diary.
  • 2008,as a PhD student took part toRicerca Ateneo Federato 2008 Sguardi italiani su Joseph Cornell (Italian glances on Joseph Cornell), PI: prof.ssa Antonella Sbrilli. Role: research on the subject in the Libraries and in the Archives in Italy and in France.
  • 2007, freelance collaboration at Ricerca di Università 2007 La visualizzazione mentale dell'opera d'arte (The Mental Visualization of the artwork);coordinator: prof.ssa Antonella Sbrilli. Role: coordinating the students in the retrieval of the content for the database Gallerie della Letteratura Italiana (Gallery of Italian Litterature) and work on the database.

 

Professional experience in the Art field:

  • February-April 2013, Collaboration with Fondazione La Quadriennale di Roma for the symposium “E’ l’arte, bellezza…e tu non puoi farci niente” on art and communication, with a focus on art magazines in Italy. Role: research, organization and communication.
  • Since November 2009, Exam committee member for History of Contemporary Art, Sapienza (reference: Prof. Antonella Sbrilli)
  • February-May 2012, Collaboration with Fondazione La Quadriennale di Roma; role: I inventoried the library of an art collector who is donating her library to the Foundation.
  • November 2010-March 2011, Organization of the collateral events (conferences and educational activities) for the exhibition Ah, che Rebus (Roma, Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, 17th November -8th March 2011)
  • September 2009to today, Editor (Contemporary Art) of “Rolsa – rivista on line di storia dell’arte”, Journal of Dipartimento di Storia dell’Arte e Spettacolo, Sapienza Università di Roma.
  • 2005-2010, Tutor of Undergraduate and Master Students at Department of History of Art, Sapienza Università di Roma
  • July 2010, Curator of the exhibition and conference dieciluglioduemilaotto)+2 (Roma, Sala Cittadina “Igino Giordani”, 10th July 2010)
  • April-July 2010, Internship Archivio Alighiero Boetti (Roma)
  • July 2009, Curator of one day exhibition and performance (dieciluglioduemilaotto)+1: tre punti di vista su una performance (Roma, MLAC Museo Laboratorio d’Arte Contemporanea  della   Sapienza, Università   di Roma; Sala 1 Centro Internazionale d’Arte Contemporanea; Yahoo!Answers, 10th July 2009)
  • September-December 2008, Science Editor for the multimedia and the  website  of  the  exhibition Italidea (Guadalajara, Messico; Città del Messico), organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Italian Republic (production: Dinamo Italia 2008; http://www.italideaexhibit.com/)
  • August 2008, Curator of the exhibition Artefacta  e  le  Biennali  del  Mondo  (Mestre,  Centro  Culturale Candiani, 26th – 14th September).
  • 2007-2008, Internship at the Exhibition Department of Fondazione La Quadriennale di Roma involved in the organization of XVth Quadriennale di Roma
  • June-July 2007, Science Editor of Artefacta produced by Istituto dell’Enciclopedia Italiana Treccani and Dinamo Italia; curator: Mary Angela Schroth (Sala 1); director: Stefano Scialotti. (http://www.treccanilab.com/biennale_di_venezia)
  • March-July 2007, Curator of the performance Commissaires  refusés  de  Sophie  Calle,  in collaboration with prof. A. Sbrilli (Sapienza Università di Roma) and the film director Stefano Scialotti; Venice Biennale, 10th July 2007.
  • January-July 2007, Collaboration as web  content  editor  with  Associazione Culturale Palladio, Roma. (http://www.palazzidiroma.it; http://www.villediroma.com)
  • December 2006-January 2007, Exhibition Baltico-Mediterraneo. Finlandia e Italia a confronto, (Roma, Museo  Nazionale  di  Castel  Sant’Angelo,  23rd    January – 10th April 2007), Scientific Board

 

 

Publications

European Women’s Video Art : European Women’s Video Art in the 70s and 80s
4/2019
Research Output: Book Anthology > Book

Il talento e la sorte. : Il talento e la sorte. La liaison Edimburgo-Venezia dell’Italian Connection di Richard Demarco
2/2019, Engramma
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

“I, Kusama, am the modern Alice in Wonderland” : Alice e Kusama, di riflesso per infiniti specchi
12/2018, Engramma
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

Alice Underground
12/2018, Engramma
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Special issue

The Fourth Encounter in Motovun (1976) : A Platform for Experimentation for Early Video Art
12/2018
Research Output: Contribution To Book Anthology > Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Madelon Hooykaas : Essay
5/2018, Read More. Horsecross Arts Journal for Critical Writing
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

Madelon Hooykaas. Virtual Walls | Real Walls : Gestures, Sign and Traces of Change, Resilience and Urban Acupuncture
5/2018, Read More. Horsecross Arts Journal for Critical Writing
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Special issue

MADELON HOOYKAAS: VIRTUAL WALLS | REAL WALLS EXHIBITION and LIVE PERFORMANCE, 14 May - 26 July 2018, Threshold artspace, Perth Concert Hall and Theatre
5/2018
Research Output: Non Textual > Exhibition

3 Generations of Women Artists Perform: Screening, Performances, Talk_Threshold artspace, Perth Concert Hall
3/2018
Research Output: Non Textual > Exhibition

2114, Future Library : A Conversation with Katie Paterson
1/2018, KronoScope
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

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Press

Review of REWINDItalia Book on Media-N

Laura Leuzzi & Stephen Partridge

1/12/16

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research



Review of REWINDItalia Book edited by Laura Leuzzi and Stephen Partridge on Neural

Laura Leuzzi & Stephen Partridge

2/11/16

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research



Review of RewindItalia Book on Neural

Laura Leuzzi & Stephen Partridge

2/11/16

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research



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Activities

Richard Demarco: Italy, Scotland, Europe

Laura Leuzzi (Invited speaker), Stephen Partridge (Invited speaker), Elaine Shemilt (Invited speaker), Adam Lockhart (Invited speaker), Richard Demarco (Invited speaker)
4 Oct 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Activity Type: Talk

Revisiting Heritage

Laura Leuzzi (Invited speaker)
8 Jul 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Activity Type: Attendance

Beside the Screen London 2018 - Vaults, Archives, Clouds and Platforms

Laura Leuzzi (Speaker)
2 Jul 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Activity Type: Attendance

Umanistica digitale (Journal)

Laura Leuzzi (Peer reviewer)
Jun 2018 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

Activity Type: Editorial Work

Richard Demarco: The Italian Connection

Laura Leuzzi (Speaker), Elaine Shemilt (Speaker), Adam Lockhart (Contributor)
31 May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesFestival/Exhibition

Activity Type: Attendance

REWINDItalia: storie della videoarte italiana tra gli anni Settanta e Ottanta

Laura Leuzzi (Invited speaker)
24 May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Activity Type: Attendance

Rethinking Curating - part of the 2018 Media Art Festival, Rome, Accademia di Belle Arti

Laura Leuzzi (Invited speaker), Sarah Cook (Invited speaker), Valentina Ravaglia (Invited speaker)
18 May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Activity Type: Attendance

ÉMERGENCE DE L’ART VIDÉO EN EUROPE : HISTORIOGRAPHIE, THÉORIE, SOURCES ET ARCHIVES (1960-1980),

Laura Leuzzi (Invited speaker)
11 Dec 201712 Dec 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Activity Type: Attendance

RE:TRACE – 7th International Conference forHistories of Media Art, Science and Technology 2017

Laura Leuzzi (Speaker)
25 Nov 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Activity Type: Attendance

The Time is Right for...Discussion Panel, Summerhall, Edinburgh_

Laura Leuzzi (Speaker), Elaine Shemilt (Speaker), Adam Lockhart (Speaker)
20 Sep 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Activity Type: Talk

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