Sonia D’Alto


Sonia D’Alto is an interdependent curator, researcher, and writer. She is pursuing a practice-based Ph.D. at the HFBK in Hamburg that revolves around Italian historical feminist collectives and gender mythologies, devoted to commonalities across struggles and, intergenerational continuities of nonlinear memories.

She has collaborated with art institutions, artistic residencies, and collective formations including the Venice Biennale, Museo Madre (Naples), Fondazione Pini (Milan), documenta studies (Kassel), Villa Arson (Nice) and Casino Luxembourg (Luxembourg). She has served Fondazione Como Arte (Como) as curator and scientific committee, collaboratively commissioning works to artists such as Marwa Arsanios, Slavs and Tatars, and Alice Visentin. 

Her curatorial practice is grounded in intergenerational methodologies experimenting with a political imagination of the future based on unsettled temporalities as exemplified by her work addressing the relation between superstition and modernity, folktales and power discourses through feminist gestures, decolonial-magic practices and subaltern constellations (winner of the 11th Edition of the Italian Council). 

Her writing has appeared in NERO, Flash Art, Mousse, e-flux Journal, and Critique d’Art. A book she has curated is coming soon for Archive Books. Currently, she is a lecturer in the curatorial studies program postgraduate program of KASK in Ghent.

She will be at the Villa Vassilieff, from January 2024 to April 202, in the frame of the AWARE residence programme.

A light skinned person with long dark hair standing outside in front of a wall wearing light brown pants, a dark pink sweater and a bisque vest.

Sonia D’Alto, photo Alicja Khatchikian