Valerio Rocco Orlando

October 5, 2022 7PM

Starr Foundation Hall, University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, Room L102, New York NY

Valerio Rocco Orlando (Italy, 1978) is an artist and professor of Multimedia Dramaturgy at Accademia di Brera, Milan, Italy. Through practices ranging from workshops to video installations, he conceives art as a process of mutual knowledge and understanding. At the heart of his research is the exploration of the osmosis among institutions, museums, academia, and the social sphere. He He has collaborated with philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy, composer Michael Nyman, artists Gilbert & George, Ugo Rondinone, Liam Gillick, actors Saleh Bakri and Alba Rohrwacher, singer Amalia Gré, and psychoanalyst Luigi Zoja, and his works are included in collections including A.M. Qattan Foundation, Ramallah; Centro de Arte Contemporaneo Wifredo Lam, Havana; Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato; Fundçao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon; La Galleria Nazionale, Rome, VAF Frankfurt am Main, and others. Awards include the 2009 ISCP New York prize; 2014 International Artist Fellowship at MMCA National Museum in Korea; 2016 Kunstpreis VAF Stiftung. In 2021 he founded an independent, international, transdisciplinary school for which he has created a digital platform that brings together diverse communities through collaborative workshops, and started the restoration of a building granted to him by the city of Matera, Italy for 30 years. He will participate in the “South of Imagination” Conference at Parsons The New School on Oct. 7, 2022.