Lecturer in: 2014, 2016
Sarina Basta is a curator and producer based in Paris and New York. Her approach combines the work of artists both emerging and established, as well as filmmakers, performers, and musicians within the research of new forms of attention. She has served as curator at the SculptureCenter in New York from 2006-2009, and has recently been appointed “Gulbenkian Curator” at the Beaux-Arts (ENSBA) in Paris. She has organized numerous acclaimed international exhibitions, such as Oceanomania with Mark Dion at the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco and the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco; The Prompt for Performa, the Biennial of Performance to which she contributed until 2011, and the group exhibition The Happiness of Objects at SculptureCenter, both in New York. Recently, she was tutor in the SPEAP program in SciencesPo Paris, created by anthropologist Bruno Latour and Valérie Pihet and seminar leader at the Haute Ecole d’Art et de Design at the HEAD Work.Master in Geneva, exploring questions of language and attention in artistic practices. She is author of Vito Acconci’s chronologie raisonnée published by MACBA, Barcelona in 2005. Her articles have been published in Texte Zur Kunst and Flashart International.