Elettra Bottazzi

Elettra Bottazzi (1989) is an Italian curator, art historian, researcher, and archivist. Focusing on an interdisciplinary approach of anthropology, history, archival methodology, and linguistic studies, her curatorial practice reflects upon themes such as memory and identity in the visible and invisible worlds. She curates contemporary art exhibitions and projects in Italy and abroad, and her writings have been published by Mondadori, Electa, Maurizio Corraini, and Skira.

She is the co-founder and artistic director of Amaneï, a non-profit organization and cultural center based in Salina (Aeolian Islands, Italy), which promotes territorially related research practices through artist-in-residence programs, community engagement activities, and international exchange initiatives. She recently activated Frangipani. The traveling flower: an islands-to-islands long-term residency exchange program between the Aeolian and Indonesian archipelagos.

Bottazzi has been Giosetta Fioroni’s curator and archivist for the Parise-Fioroni Foundation (2014-2019), for whom she curated “Sentimental Journey” retrospective at Museo del Novecento (Milan 2018). For several years, Elettra participated in Robert Wilson’s International Program at The Watermill Center (NY, USA) as a performer and artist coordinator. Alongside her curatorial practices, she collaborates worldwide as an artistic production coordinator with artists and filmmakers, including Peter Greenaway (Last Supper, Park Avenue Armory, New York, 2010), Jan Fabre (“The man who measures the clouds,” Venice Biennale, 2019), and Robert Wilson (“Living Rooms,” Louvre Museum, 2013; “Daydream” and “Palace of light,” Noor Festival, Riyadh, 2021). 

Elettra Bottazzi was our generous and knowledgeable guide & host for the DAI Confluence on the island of Salina in May, 2023.