Open call: Digital Dialogues with Lucia Pietroiusti on 5 July 2021

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As an extension of our monthly studio visiting program, Stroom organizes the Digital Dialogues, in which artists from The Hague enter in an online discussion with an interesting artist, writer or curator. You can now sign up for a Digital Dialogue with curator Lucia Pietroiusti. Pietroiusti is a.o. the founder and the curator of the General Ecology project at Serpentine Galleries in London, which started in 2018, and the co-curator of the 13th Shanghai Biënnale that opened last April. In 2019 she curated the Lithuanian contribution to the Venice Biennale, Sun & Sea (Marina), which received the Golden Lion for best national submission.

On Monday 5 July 2021 curator Lucia Pietroiusti will conduct one-on-one online talks with artists in The Hague, about their artistic practice.

Statement about her fields of interest:
"My main research focus is on art, ecology and systems; the intersection of disciplines; environmental justice; climate balance; plant intelligence and plant-related philosophy; theology and spirituality."

You can apply until Monday 21 June 2021
If you are interested in an online conversation about your art and art practice with Lucia Pietroiusti you can apply until Monday 21 June via the following link:
Please supply a short motivation in English! All entries will be sent to Lucia along with a few suggestions from Stroom, after which she will make the selection of her choice.

Short biography
Lucia Pietroiusti is a curator working at the intersection of art, ecology and systems, usually outside of the gallery format. She is Curator of General Ecology at the Serpentine Galleries, London as well as the curator of Sun & Sea (Marina) by Rugile Barzdziukaite, Vaiva Grainyte and Lina Lapelyte, the Lithuanian Pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia (and 2020-2022 international tour). She is one of the curators of the 13th Shanghai Biennale, Bodies of Water (2020/2021, with Andrés Jaque, Chief Curator; Marina Otero Verzier; Filipa Ramos and You Mi).

At the Serpentine, Pietroiusti founded, programmes and curates the long-term General Ecology project. General Ecology is a strategic, cross-organisational effort dedicated to the implementation of ecological principles throughout the Galleries' public-facing programmes, internal infrastructure, and networks. General Ecology has presented live events, radio programmes, publications as well as ongoing research projects. Pietroiusti is also a co-curator of Back to Earth - the Serpentine's 50th anniversary programme, dedicated to the environment (ongoing), which invites 65+ artists to devise environmental campaigns, prototypes or interventions in artwork form. Pietroiusti was the co-founder and co-curator of the Serpentine Podcast (since 2015, with Eva Jäger, Ben Vickers and Kay Watson).

Ongoing projects include The Shape of a Circle in the Mind of a Fish (Serpentine homepage / web portal and broadcast platform) an interdisciplinary festival, radio and publication series on consciousness and intelligence across species (with Filipa Ramos, Giles Round, Holly Shuttleworth and Kostas Stasinopoulos, since 2018).

In 2022, Pietroiusti will join James Bridle in curating a section of the Helsinki Festival, dedicated to artificial and more-than-human intelligences. Publications include More-than-Human (with Andrés Jaque and Marina Otero Verzier, 2020); Microhabitable (with Fernando García-Dory, Spanish edition published 2020; English edition forthcoming in 2021); PLANTSEX (MAL Journal, 2019) and Sun & Sea (Marina) (2019).

About the studio visiting program and Digital Dialogues
On a monthly basis Stroom invites curators, artists and critics from The Netherlands and abroad to visit the studios of artists in The Hague. These studio vistis offer an opportunity for artists to present their work and receive contructive feedback on their practice. The program also aims is to strengthen and broaden the artists' network.

In addition to the physical studio visit program, since the first lockdown due to COVID-19 Stroom has been organizing an online alternative in the form of Digital Dialogues.