residency: June 2019

Francesca Masoero (Morocco)

Francesca Masoero

curator, researcher and cultural project manager. With a background in critical theory and political economy, Francesca Masoero is interested in exploring interdisciplinary research, curatorial methodologies and collaborative, socially engaged art practices, investigating the role they may have as forms of resistance and as forces of transformation in the context of late capitalism transformations particularly in the Mediterranean region and more generally in peripheral geographies. Her current research focuses on the politics and poetics of water and of the commons, on embodied practices of caring, on processes of collective making and on every-day resistance encapsulated by processes of appropriation, translation, cultural and political-economic contamination, as well as by mimicry and irony. She is assistant director and curator at LE 18, an independent art space (Marrakech) and a founding member of Madrassa Collective, a trans-national curatorial platform. Since 2014, she has been involved as an initiator or collaborator in several initiatives, such as KIBRIT, Platform Harakat, NACMM (North Africa Cultural Mobility Map), Saout Radio.

As part of ReDirecting: East Designing Futures curatorial residency, Francesca Masoero took part in the East EuropeanNorth AfricanMiddle East Forum on 9 June 2019 at Biennale Warszawa.

This residency is realised as part of a long-term project Re-Directing: East organised by the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, this year in collaboration with Biennale Warszawa.
This residency is financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland and the City of Warsaw.