Valentina Sonzogni

Born Tivoli (Rome), Italy, 05.03.1975 More »

Email: valentina_sonzogni@yahoo.it

Qualification
President of Gallinae in Fabula ONLUS.

Co-director (with Leonardo Caffo) of the philosophy journal “Animot. L’altra filosofia”, published by Graphe Edizioni, Perugia.

Area of Specialization
History of modern and contemporary art (Surrealism), History of modern and contemporary architecture (Postwar European architecture), Animal studies (animals in art; zoomorphic metaphor in architecture).

Areas of competence
History of art, history of architecture.

Current researches
Animal studies and architecture

Education
2012 PhD cum magna laude, Ico Parisi. Almost Standard, Chair of History and Theory of Architecture, Prof. Liane Lefaivre, Universität für angewandte Kunst, Vienna.

2000 Tesi di Laurea cum laude in Storia dell’Arte (Master in Art History), Frederick Kiesler e la Endless House, Prof. Simonetta Lux, University “La Sapienza” Rome, Academic Year 1998-99.

Post held
2007-2015 Archive and Research at Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, Rivoli – Turin.

2006-2007 Assistant Curator for Architecture at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation New York.

2001–2006 Curator at the Austrian Frederick and Lillian Kiesler Private Foundation, Vienna.

Books

(2016) Salvi! Appunti per una teoria e una pratica dei rifugi animali, Pordenone, Safarà Editore.

(2014) Ouverture, edizione digitale per il trentennale del Castello di Rivoli (with Beatrice Merz), goWare, Pisa.

(2014) Un’arte per l’altro. L’animale nell’arte e nella filosofia (with Leonardo Caffo), Graphe, Perugia. Translated in English as An Art for the Other. The Animal in Philosophy and Art, New York: Lantern Books 2015 and in French as Un art pour l’autre. L’animal dans la philosophie et dans l’art, Paris: L’Harmattan, 2015. Both edition with a preface by Steve Baker.

Articles and Essays

(2016) “Architettura e animalità tra supernaturale e ipertecnologico: verso quale postumanesimo?” in Natura, tecnica e cultura. Profili etico-pubblici del dibattito sulla natura umana, edited by Davide Sisto, Edizioni ETS, Pisa.

(2015) “L’Animalismo come contemporaneo. Filosofia, arte, animal studies” (with Leonardo Caffo), in Bestie, filosofi e altri animali, edited by Felice Cimatti, Stefano Gensini, Sandra Plastina, Mimesis, Udine-Milano.

(2015) “R come Rizoma”, in Dizionario dell’animalità, edited by Felice Cimatti and Leonardo Caffo, Bompiani, Milano.

(2015) “Perché guardarli e …come? Breve nota su due padiglioni alla Biennale di Venezia 2015.” Gallinae in fabula www.gallinaeinfabula.com (12 May).

(2015) “Codice italiano: Aldo Manuzio e l’invenzione dell’editoria moderna. Un’eredità più duratura del bronzo”, ebook extra. www.ebookextra.it (12 May).

(2015) “La creazione è un viaggio? Frank O. Gehry, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Parigi.”ebook extra. www.ebookextra.it (8 March).

(2014) “Animali e architettura: una storia da scrivere.” Animot. L’altra filosofia 1, 2 (December).

(2014) “A ricordo e monito. 9/11 Memorial Museum, New York City.” e-mood, stati d’animo del libro 7 (Fall).

(2014) “A Pig Doesn’t Make the Revolution.” Beyond Anthropocentrism. Minding Animals: Part II, 2, 2 (October).

(2014) “Appunti di fine estate. Biennale architettura Fundamentals. Venezia 7 giugno – 23 novembre 2014.” ebook extra. www.ebookextra.it (30 September).

(2014) “Dora Maar, donna, musa e artista.”ebook extra. www.ebookextra.it (10 July).

(2014) “Esploratori italomoderni. Giuseppe Gambirasio e Italomodern.” ebook extra. www.ebookextra.it (11 June).

(2014) “Il primo gradino. Intervista a Matthias Rude.” Animal Studies III, 7 (June).

(2014) “Nell’abisso fotografico. Taking shots the Photography of William S. Burroughs.” e-mood, stati d’animo del libro 6 (Spring).

(2014) “Sconfinamenti. Dall’alloggio sociale al centro commerciale, dalla psicoanalisi alle pubbliche relazioni, dalle belle arti alle vetrine commerciali.” Bloom 20 (January-March).

(2014) “Esercizi di ospitalità.” Gallinae in fabula. www.gallinaeinfabula.com (13 January).

(2014) “Kazimir Malevic and the Russian Avantgarde” e-mood, stati d’animo del libro 5 (Winter).

(2013) “Australia, Royal Academy of Arts, Londra.” e-mood, stati d’animo del libro 4 (Fall).

(2013) “La mente che non mente.” Asinus Novus. asinusnovus.wordpress.com (21 March).

(2014) “L’anello mancante. Prolegomeni a una storia dell’architettura della sopraffazione.” Animal Studies 3 (May).

(2012) “Una nuova tradizione”, in Ico Parisi, Fotografia, architettura, design. Como: Enzo Pifferi Editore.

(2012) “How I Won The War o del potere delle immagini.” Asinus Novus. asinusnovus.wordpress.com (7 March).

(2009) “Non vi annoierete tra queste mura,” in Peggy Guggenheim e la nuova pittura americana. Florence: Giunti.

(2009) “Zycles; Nächte; Substrat; Sterne; Retuschen; l.m.v.d.r.; jpegs; nudes,” in Thomas Ruff. Edited by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev. Rivoli-Turin: Castello di Rivoli; Milan: Skira.

(2008) “Appendice,” in Roberto Cuoghi. Edited by Marcella Beccaria. Rivoli-Turin: Castello di Rivoli; Milan: Skira.

(2007) “Promenade architecturale dans Second Life. The World Is Not Enough.” L’architecture d’aujourd’hui 372 (September-October).

(2007) “Le Credo de l’ordinateur (et autres problèmes afférents).” L’architecture d’aujourd’hui 371 (July-August).

(2005) “Repenser le limites de l’histoire de l’architecture.” L’architecture d’aujourd’hui 361 (November-December).

(2005) “Chronology.” Frederick Kiesler. Designer. Sitzmöbel der 30er und 40er Jahre. Vienna: Kiesler Foundation; Ostfildern-Ruit: Hatje Cantz.

(2004) “You will never be bored within its walls. Art of This Century and the Reaction of the Press” and “Chronology” (with Jasper Sharp and Don Quaintance), in Peggy Guggenheim & Frederick Kiesler. The Story of Art of This Century. Edited by Susan Davidson and Philip Rylands. Venice: The Peggy Guggenheim Collection; Ostfildern-Ruit: Hatje Cantz.

(2004) “Archives centrales du film Laxenburg, Basse Autriche” and “L’architecture, la narration et Cedric Price.” L’architecture d’aujourd’hui 354 (September-October).

(2004) “Hybrid Modernities” and “Below/In/Over the Ground. Le nouveau Loisium, Langenlois, Autriche.” L’architecture d’aujourd’hui 351 (March-April 2004).

(2003) Guest Editor (with Eva Kraus) for L’architecture d’aujourd’hui / issue Shaping Form: “Frederick Kiesler et la Maison sans fin,” “Casa Saldarini, Baratti, Italie, Vittorio Giorgini Architecte,” “Un objet non-volant identifié: la Kunsthaus de Graz” (with Eva Kraus) and “L’espace dinamique de Greg Lynn” (with Eva Kraus). L’architecture d’aujourd’hui 349 (November-December).

(2003) “Henri Labrouste 1801-1875.” L’architecture d’ aujourd’hui 347 (July-August).

(2003) “Médium architecture: sur la crise de la médiation.” L’architecture d’aujourd’hui 347 (July-August).

(2003) “Wanted: an Original Manuscript on Marcel Duchamp” (with Eva Kraus), in: www.toutfait.com—The Online Journal for Studies on Marcel Duchamp.

(2003) “Film Guild Cinema,” in Future Cinema. Edited by Peter Weibel. Cambridge-London: MIT Press.

(2003) “Chronology,” in Friedrich Kiesler: Endless House 1947-61. Vienna: Kiesler Foundation; Ostfildern-Ruit: Hatje Cantz.

(2003) “Friedrich Kiesler: Les Larves d’Imagie d’Henri Robert Marcel Duchamp” (with Eva Kraus), in Marcel Duchamp Druckgraphik. Edited by Martin Zeiller. Vienna: Universität für angewandte Kunst.

(2002) “Notes on the Press Clippings” and “Chronology,” in Friedrich Kiesler: Art of This Century. Vienna: Kiesler Foundation; Ostfildern-Ruit: Hatje Cantz.

Lectures and Conferences

(2015) Co-organizer (with Leonardo Caffo) of the Seminar “Paradoxes of Anthropocentrism”, Chair Prof. Stefano Boeri, Dipartimento di Architettura e Studi Urbani, Politecnico di Milano.

(2015) Jacques Derrida e l’Animot come traccia di realtà, con Maurizio Ferraris e Leonardo Caffo, Studio Tommaseo Trieste, 11 April.

(2014) Ibridazioni, Università degli studi di Bergamo, 12 December.

(2014) Architettura e animalità: verso quale postumanesimo?, CESPEC Summer School, Cuneo, 18 September.

(2014) Primati: o dei margini dell’umanità nell’arte, Conference “Ben essere scimmie. Diritto, simbolismo e psiche dei primati non umani”, Aula Magna Istituto Avogadro, Torino 30 May.

(2014) From Italian Fascism to Italomodern, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, 22 May.

(2014) Quattro tesi a partire da Terzani, Conference “Vicino Lontano”, Casa Cavazzini, Udine, 17 May.

(2014) Visual Animal Reading. Da Saba a Horowitz, Trieste Contemporanea, Studio Tommaseo, Trieste, 16 May.

(2014) Margini dell’umanità. Animalità e ontologia sociale, Università degli studi di Udine, 15 May.

(2014) Contro i diritti animali (round table with Roberto Marchesini and Leonardo Caffo), Salone del Libro, Turin, 11 May.

(2014) Un’arte per l’altro (round table with Daniele Balicco, Leonardo Caffo, Cecilia Canziani), Città dell’altra economia, Rome, 6 March.

(2012) Conference organization and catalog editorial coordination of“Cosa cambia. Teorie e pratiche del restauro nell’arte contemporanea. / What’s Changing. Theories and Practises of Restoration in Contemporary Art”, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli-Turin, 10-11 February.

(2011) Ico Parisi un modernista ansioso, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, June 7.

(2010) Building for Community: Collective Housing in the 1970s, Universität für angewandte Kunst, Vienna, April 10.

(2009) Space as Tool, Universität für angewandte Kunst, Vienna, November 27.

(2009) Acquainted with Grief, Universität für angewandte Kunst, Vienna, April 24.

(2008) On Reflections. Photography and Architecture, Universität für angewandte Kunst, Vienna, October 25, 2008.

(2008) Neorealism Without the Bike. Existential Architecture, Universität für angewandte Kunst, Vienna, April 4.

(2007) The Virtual Boulevard at the conference “Architecture, Technology and the Historical Subject” organized by the College of Architecture of the Georgia Institute of Technology and the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris La Villette, Paris, November 12-13.

(2006) Concept and organization (with Prof. Liane Lefaivre) of a seminar titled “Crossing Over”, March 10-April 28, at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.

(2006) Non vi annoierete fra queste mura! Frederick Kiesler & The Display 1924-1947, Faculty of Architecture IUAV, Venice, May 24.

(2006) Damaged Goods—From Social Housing to Shopping Malls, From Psychoanalysis to Public Relations, From Fine Arts to Shop Windows at the annual conference of the Society of Architectural Historians International Meeting, April 26-29, Savannah, Georgia [paper accepted but not delivered].

(2006) Kiesler, Breton and Co: Behind the Scenes, Kiesler Foundation, Vienna March 31, 2006.

(2005) Concept and organization (with Prof. Mario Carpo) of a symposium entitled “Twelve Years of Folding. Deleuze and the IT Revolution in Architecture” in cooperation with the Canadian Center for Architecture Montréal and MAK (Museum of Applied Arts) Vienna, on the occasion of the exhibition Peter Eisenman, Vienna, 21 May. Participants: Stan Allen, Peter Eisenman, Kurt W. Forster, Greg Lynn, Marco Panza, Antonino Saggio.

(2003) Frederick Kiesler’s Design for Art of This Century, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, October 20.

(2003) Eyes Wide Shut: Les Larves d’Imagie d’Henri Robert Marcel Duchamp (with Eva Kraus) at the International symposium “Marcel Duchamp Druckgraphik,” University for Applied Arts, Vienna, May 24.

(2003) Frederick Kiesler’s Art of This Century Gallery, School of Architecture, Princeton University, Princeton, February.