Marco Antonini is an independent writer and curator. From 2011 to 2016, he served as NURTUREart’s Executive Director & Curator, presenting new work by Ian Pedigo, Ivan Argote, Jonathan Ehrenberg, Meredith James, Arianna Carossa, Daniel Bejar, Nathalie Hausler, Alina Tenser, Gabriela Salazar, Deville Cohen, Lior Modan, and Steffani Jemison, among many others. Antonini’s ambitious, inter-generational group exhibitions We Are: (2011), …Is This Free? (2012), Welcome to the Real (2013), We Are: at The Luminary (Saint Louis, MO, 2013) and Multiplicity: City as Subject Matter (2014) further pushed the envelope of what was possible at NURTUREart, connecting established and emerging artists, experimenting with off-site programming and developing books and publications that helped NURTUREart reach out to an increasingly international audience.
His independent curatorial projects have been presented in New York by Japan Society, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), ISE Foundation, Elizabeth Foundation Project Space, the Italian Cultural Institute, the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), Interstate Projects, and Abrons Art Center; Internationally by Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation, Venice, FUTURA Center for Contemporary Art, Prague, CCEG, Guatemala City, Random Institute, Zurich among many others. As an independent curator and writer, Antonini has consistently championed the early work of artists who have moved on to greater and much deserved visibility and renown.
Antonini’s articles, essays, interviews, short stories and poetry have been published worldwide on magazines, journals, catalogs and other exhibition-related publications. His two most recent books projects are Golden Age: Perspectives on Abstract Painting Today (NURTUREart 2015), co-edited with Christopher K.Ho and collecting essays and interviews dedicated to the return of abstraction in contemporary painting, and Experimental Photography (SHS/Vetro/Thames and Hudson/Prestel, 2015) a book of interviews and texts dedicated to experimental photographic practice.
See an archive of past and current work here.