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I’m an art critic and an independent curator.

I curated over one hundred shows in Italy, France, Czech Republic, Belgium, Austria, Croatia, Albania, Germany and Israel, focussing on emergent Italian artists and Eastern Europe conceptual art scene.

I collaborated with galleries and institutions as MSUCG Museum of Contemporary Art of Montenegro, Podgorica (MNE), Musei Civici, Bologna (I), MARe/Museum of Recent Art, Bucharest (RO), MART, Rovereto (I), Lithuanian Culture Institute, Vilnius (LT), Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice (I), ERPAC Ente Regionale per il Patrimonio Culturale del Friuli Venezia Giulia, Gorizia (I), MoMAD Museum of Modern Art, Dubrovnik (HR), Villa Manin, Codroipo (I), Royal Palace, Caserta (I), CAMeC, La Spezia (I), Galleria Comunale d’Arte Contemporanea, Monfalcone (I), MMSU Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka (HR), Bernareggi Museum, Bergamo (I), Gallery of Modern Art, Genoa (I), Coneculta of Chiapas (MX), Casa Cavazzini Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Udine (I), National Gallery of Arts, Tirana (AL), Dena Foundation, Paris (F), Museo Civico of Bassano del Grappa (I), Ca’ Pesaro Museum of Modern Art, Venice (I), Galleria Civica of Trento (I), City of Milan (I), Janco Dada Museum, Ein Hod – Haifa (IL), Tina-B Contemporary Art Festival, Prague (CZ), Zoology and Comparative Anatomy Museum, Bolonia (I) and Dolomiti Contemporanee (I).
Daniele Capra, photo Isabella De Luca
I lectured about contemporary art topics at Wizo NB School of Design of Haifa, at Fine Arts Academy of Venice and Verona and several curatorial courses. I worked as a curator of Onufri Prize at National Gallery of Tirana, Trieste Contemporanea Award in 2008, 2009, 2013 and 2017. I’m member of scientific board of Rave Residency and general secretary of Trieste Contemporanea.

I wrote over three hundred articles on magazines and newspapers and I was co-author of a documentary about Extra Ordinario Workshop. I’m editor of Il Manifesto, Artribune and Gruppo Gedi newspapers.

I live in a hurry, with my laptop always on and several stacks of books waiting to be read.

Some interviews on my research published on Exibart, Juliet, Musée Magazine, Espoarte, Venezia Today.

Some of my articles published on the Il Manifesto, Artribune and Exibart.

You can read the essays I wrote for the shows, books and magazines on the texts page.

Perchance to dream Eng

Onufri Prize

Luçjan Bedeni, Yllka Gjollesha, Genti Korini, Mariana Kostandini, Violana Murataj, Remijon Pronja, Alketa Ramaj, Arjan Shehaj

Tirana (AL), National Gallery of Arts
December 2012 — February 2013

Perchance to dream
Daniele Capra

The Onufri Prize exhibition Perchance to Dream gathers the works of eight of most promising artists of Albania.

Which are the interactions between reality and imagination? Why art are at the same time near to mankind perceptions and far from the thoughts of everyday life? Are the artists looking to the world from contradictory points of view, as Hamlet in the soliloquy Shakespeare wrote?

The works exhibited in Perchance to Dream investigate the diametrical conditions of struggling between two approaches: to suffer the “the slings and arrows” of realty, or to fight against it using imagination. Even if art can’t solve problems and give us the right answers, artists are expected to look for the unexpected questions about the conflicts we live in.