Laura Leuzzi

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Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Background

Dr Laura Leuzzi is a contemporary art historian, curator and author. Dr Leuzzi earned her PhD in "Tools and Methods for the History of Art" with a thesis in Contemporary Art entitled 'L'elenco, la classificazione e il catalogo come pratiche artistiche nel Novecento' (The list, the classification and the catalogue as artistic practices in 20th century) at Sapienza Università di Roma in 2011. Her research is particularly focused on video art, art and feminism, media art and the Avant-garde in Europe. From 2011 to 2013 she was Post-Doctoral Research Assistant on the AHRC funded project REWINDItalia at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, 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. She is currently Research Fellow and Co-Investigator on the AHRC funded research project Richard Demarco: The Italian Connection (DJCAD, University of Dundee, 2018-2020).

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). The book was launched at CCA Glasgow (2015), Central Saint Martin, London (2016), British School at Rome (2016).

She is also co-editor with Elaine Shemilt and Stephen Partridge of EWVA European Women’s Video Art (John Libbey Publishing, forthcoming), with a preface by Prof. Laura Mulvey and a foreword by Prof. Siegfried Zielinki.

She has curated screenings and performances including: REWINDItalia at VideoEX (Zurich 2014), Autoritratti at The Showroom, London (December 2015), EWVA screening at Rome Media Art Festival (MAXXI National Museum of the 21st Century Arts, Rome 13-17 April 2016), The Time is Right for… (Edinburgh, Summerhall, 2017).  She sat on the Jury of the Experimental Film Section of the festival Corti & Cigarettes (Rome, Auditorium della Conciliazione, 5th-6th Oct 2013) and the Pre-Jury of the Rome Media Art Festival 2016. In 2016-2017 she sat on the jury of the Wellcome Trust funded video art project Transitional States.

Since 2017 she sits on the Curatorial Committee of the Media Art Festival in Rome (MAXXI Museum of the Arts of the XXI cen).