Eugenio Viola, PhD  (Naples, 1975) is an art critic and Curator at Large at Madre, The Contemporary Art Museum of Naples. From 2009 to 2012 he was the Project Room Curator at the same museum. He got his Ph.D. in “Methods and Methodologies of Archaeological and Historical-Artistic Research” from the University of Salerno. He is a scholar of theories and practices related to performance and Body Art. On this subject he has extensively lectured in Italy and abroad, he has published several essays, and he has edited the monographs devoted to Hermann Nitsch (Ed. Morra, Naples, 2013), Marina Abramović (Ed. 24 Ore Cultura, Milan, 2012), and to Orlan (Ed. Charta, Milan, 2007). He collaborates on regular basis with "" (USA). He is a member of IKT (“International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art”) and he is on several awards international committees and panels. He curated a number of catalogues and exhibitions in Italy and abroad, among the others: Mark Raidpere – The Damage (EKKM The Contemporary Art Museum of Tallinn, 2013); Marina Abramović - The   Abramović   Method  (PAC | Padiglione di Arte Contemporanea, Milan, 2012); Transit (Madre Museum, Naples / Townhouse, Cairo / PiST, Istanbul / CCA, Tel Aviv / State Museum, Thessaloniki, 2009-2011); the performance festival Corpus. Art in Action that featured site-specific works by, among the others: Ron Athey, Milica Tomic, Kira O’Reilly, Jamie Shovlin and Lustfaust, Tobias Bernstrup, Tania Bruguera, Teresa Margolles, Regina José Galindo, Maria José Arjona (Madre Museum, Naples, 2009-2012); Francesco Jodice - Babel   (Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, 2011); Binary System (Mergellina Stations, Naples / Belgrade Railway Station, 2008); A room with a view (Pan | Palazzo delle Arti Napoli / Villa Italia, Belgrade, 2008); Orlan. Post-Identity Strategies (Kunsthalle of Tallinn, 2008); Through the Looking Glass (Villa Italia, Belgrade, 2008); Carlos Garaicoa for "Fate Presto" (Complesso Monumentale of Santa Sophia, Salerno, 2008); Art and Homosexualiy, from von Gloeden to Pierre and Gilles (Palazzo della Ragione, Milan / Palazzina Reale of Santa Maria Novella, Florence, 2007); Orlan: Le Récit (Musée d'Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne Métropole, France, 2007); VIP / Very Important Portraits by David LaChapelle (Capodimonte Museum, Naples, 2006).

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