Mnemoscape is a research platform, online magazine and curatorial
project dedicated to furthering research into contemporary visual culture and art practices that operate at the interstices of political and historical scrutiny, with a special focuson issues of memory, methodology and the archive.
At the core of our activity is Mnemoscape Magazine. This online publication is committed to foster theoretical and practical research, with a curatorial ethos, aiming at facilitating the production and the dissemination of art projects. Responding to current aesthetic, theoretical and critical debates,
the magazine relies on a fluid – rather than fixed – format.
Mnemoscape was founded in April 2013 by Elisa Adami and Alessandra Ferrini. Recently, Mnemoscape has introduced an editorial board, composed of Valentina Bonizzi, Yen Ooi, Jacopo Rinaldi and Kalliopi Tsipni–Kolaza.
Mnemoscape has received support from various cultural institutions such as
The InternationalAssociation for Visual Culture, the Journal of Visual Culture, the University of Westminster, the Whitechapel Gallery, the Polish Cultural Institute as well as the Institute for Modern and Contemporary Culture.
FUNDERS & DIRECTORS
Elisa Adami is a writer and researcher working across the fields of contemporary art and visual cultures. She is currently a AHRC-funded PhD candidate at the Royal College of Art, London, where she is conducting a research on the abstraction/obfuscation of the photographic historical document in contemporary art, with a focus on the work of Lebanese artists. She is assistant lecturer at Kingston University, London. Elisa has contributed to both academic journals (Journal of Visual Culture) and non-academic publications (Flash Art).
Alessandra Ferrini is a visual artist and researcher, with an interest in curatorial, pedagogical and editorial practices.
Her work is rooted in lens-based media, historiography and postcolonial studies.
As artist/educator Ferrini has worked
on commissions by Chisenhale Gallery, Tate Britain and The Museum of London. Exhibitions include: La Quadriennale di Roma and Negotiating Amnesia a solo show at Le Murate – Progetti d'Arte Contemporanea (PAC) in collaboration with Fratelli Alinari Archive and Festival dei Popoli, International Documentary Film Festival (Florence, IT).
Valentina Bonizzi (1982, Glasgow/Tirana) is an artist and researcher working with the image in all its expanded forms. Her works highlights issues of social justice in relation to hybridity, cartography and history. She holds a PhD (AHRC) from the Visual Research Centre, Dundee and among others she presented her work at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Fondazione Fotografia Modena, Stills Gallery in Edinburgh and her work was nominated by the AHRC as best research in film. She recently published with the Journal for Flusser Studies and the Mauritius Catalogue of the Venice Biennial. She collaborates with GRAMNet, Glasgow University, DAAR/Campus in Camps in Palestine, ALAGroup in Rome. Valentina is currently doing a research residency in Tirana, Albania.
Jacopo Rinaldi is an artist
and researcher living between Rome and Milan, where he graduated with a master’s degree in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies at Naba. His research concerns the relations between memory, oblivion and architecture in the transmission of knowledge. He wrote his dissertation on the space of the Harald Szeemann archive with the collaboration of the Architecture Academy in Mendrisio (Switzerland). He also collaborated as a researcher with Hangar Bicocca and as a professor’s assistant in Painting at the Visual Arts course at Naba, Milan.
in English Literature and International Business, and a Bachelors degree
in Commercial Music. Having
enjoyed a vibrant career in music touring, education, and management,
Yen started writing in 2008 and is creating exciting stories in speculative and science fiction. She hopes to explore further the role of fiction in understanding humanity, inspecting
what it is that drives us forward
in our lives.Yen is co-founder of CreateThinkDo, and holds consultancy and editorial roles with various literary and publishing organisations.
Kalliopi Tsipni-Kolaza is a curator currently based between London and Athens. In the past four years she has held curatorial positions in public art institutions in London such as the Serpentine Galleries, The Architecture Foundation and the Contemporary Art Society. Recent projects include: Contingent Movements Archive a symposium and web platform presented at the 55th Venice Biennale for the inaugural Maldives Pavilion and Orange Trees that Talk, a mediated performance by Cooking Sections at the Botkyrka Konsthall in Stockholm. In August 2015 she won the Forecast Forum Competition for Emerging Talent.