Vanina Saracino


Film programmer and curator, contextualises Rotraut Pape’s work The Wall – The Vertical Horizon, within contemporary video art and moving image practices.


Vanina Saracino is an independent curator and film programmer currently based in Berlin.

In 2019, she co-curated the Screen City Biennial, Ecologies – lost, found and continued and edited the SCB Journal, Volume 2. In 2015, she co-founded OLHO, an international project about contemporary art and cinema, initiated in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, also shown at the Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi (2017) and Palais de Tokyo (2018).

From 2013 to 2017 she curated monthly selections of artists’ video works on the experimental channel ikonoTV, while additionally being in charge of collaborations with museums and artist run spaces worldwide. Among these, in 2015 she initiated Art Speaks Out, a yearly exhibition project on ecology also shown at the Istanbul Modern Museum (2015) and within the Marrakech Climate Change Conference (COP 22, 2016). Other projects include The sky above the port was the colour of television, tuned to a dead channel (organized by CCA, Tallinn, 2019); Tidal Pulse by Enrique Ramírez (AMIFF, Harstad, Norway, 2018); Earthrise (EYE Filmmuseum, Amsterdam, 2018); Fragmented Vision (Musrara Mix Festival, Jerusalem, 2018); Earthly Mutations: Films From the Near Future (Salzburger Kunstverein, Austria, 2018); The Crisis of the Horizon (Small Projects, Tromsø, Norway, 2018); Lost Dimension (AMIFF, Harstad, Norway, 2017); The Impossibility of an Island (within TBA21 Open Ocean Space x COP23, Kunstmuseum Bonn and Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdansk, Poland, 2017). Graduated in Communication Sciences with a thesis in semiotics of the arts, she holds a masters degree in Arts Management (GIOCA, Università di Bologna) and an MA in Philosophy and Art Theory (UAB, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona). She is a member of IKT, International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art.

Image credit: Helene Romakin


Date of publication

Tue 3 Dec 2019