supervisor between January 2011 and May 2015
Lorenzo Benedetti (1972, Rome, IT) is director of art center De Vleeshal in Middelburg (NL), and has held this position since 2008. He studied Art History at La Sapienza in Rome and attended the Curatorial Programme at De Appel Arts Centre in Amsterdam (NL). In 2005 he founded the Sound Art Museum in Rome - a space dedicated to sound in visual art. He was director of the art centre Volume! in Rome and curator at the Museum Marta Herford, in Herford (DE). He was guest curator at La Kunsthalle in Mulhouse (FR). He is tutor at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht (NL) and writes regularly for exhibition catalogues and art magazines.
At De Vleeshal he has realized exhibitions with Nedko Solakov, Jimmie Durham, Yona Friedman and Jean-Baptiste Decavèle, Falke Pisano, Rossella Biscotti, Olaf Nicolai, Katinka Bock, Bojan Sarcevic, Marinus Boezem, Mandla Reuter, Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Benoit Maire, Francesco Arena, Nina Beier and Marie Lund, Dove Allouche, and Fernando Sanchez Castillo. The exhibition series 'Autumn of Modernism' and 'The Moon Has a Complicated Geography' are surveys of the contemporary Dutch art scene. At La Kunsthalle he curated the exhibitions 'La Notte', 'The Garden of the Forking Paths' and 'Les sculptures meurent aussi'. 'Cabinet of Imagination' was a collaborative effort with Netwerk (Aalst, BE), and for 'The Third Tiger' (with Rossella Biscotti, Mark Manders and Olaf Nicolai) Benedetti worked with Camere, RAM, Rome.
Many publications he realized for De Vleeshal are published by Roma Publications, Amsterdam. For the magazine CURA he writes the column 'Portraits in the Exhibition Space', in which Alexander Dorner, Lucy R. Lippard, Seth Siegelaub, Alfred H. Barr, Willem Sandberg, Arnold Bode and Pontus Hulten have featured.
Benedetti lives and works in Middelburg and Paris.