Matteo Lucchetti is a curator, art historian and writer. He is currently curator for Contemporary Arts and Cultures at Museo delle Civilità in Rome. He is co-founder of the project “Orchestre della Trasformazione”, a curatorial agency that promotes new artistic imaginaries for the 2030 agenda. Since 2011 he is curating with Judith Wielander “Visible”, a research project and support for socially engaged artistic practices in a global context of Pistoletto Foundation and Zegna Foundation. He worked as curator of exhibitions and the public program at the BAK in Utrecht in 2016-2018, and was curator of the 16th Rome Quadrennial.
Among the most important curatorial projects: Pompei Commitment with Otobong Nkanga and Marzia Migliora, 2022; Climavore Italy with Cooking Sections, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Roma, 2021; Marzia Migliora. The spectrum of Malthus, MA * GA, Gallarate; Sammy Baloji. Other Tales, Lunds Konsthall and Kunsthal Aarhus, 2020; Marinella Senatore: Piazza Universale. Social Stages, Queens Museum, New York, 2017; De Rerum Rurale, 16th Rome Quadrennial, 2016; Don’t Embarrass the Bureau, Lunds Konsthall, 2014; Enacting Populism, Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, 2012. He was curator in residence at Para Site (Hong Kong), Kadist Art Foundation (Paris) and AIR (Antwerp). He is a faculty member of the Unidee Academy, Biella. He has been visiting professor at HISK, Ghent; Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam; Sint Lucas Antwerpen, Antwerp and Brera Academy of Fine Arts, Milan. His critical contributions have appeared in Mousse Magazine, Manifesta Journal and Art Agenda. Lucchetti lives and works between Brussels and Rome.