Alessandro Facente (Italy, 1982) is a New York-based Independent art critic and curator, and currently curator at Artists Alliance Inc. Facente holds an M.A. in Art History and Contemporary Art from La Sapienza University in Rome.
His research focuses on the crossover and interplay of art criticism and curatorship by following the artist’s practice from the concept to the final creation of the piece of art. Currently, he is shaping this mechanism of artist-curator relationship and dynamic through a concept that he refers to as ‘curaticism’. Each time different in solutions and arrangements, ‘curaticism’ has the goal of ‘curatorially” identify the political and social position that the artist’s practice occupies within the current time, and to ‘critically’ investigate how the artwork’s aesthetic makes the piece to be politically and socially questionable.
Facente participated in various programs worldwide including 'CPR 2018', a nomadic curatorial research program in Iceland, Faroe Islands, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. He has curated solo, group exhibitions, independent projects, artist initiatives and talks in non-profit spaces, foundations, and galleries, such as HUDSON VALLEY MOCA, Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space, Critical Practices Inc., NARS Foundation, Italian Institute of Culture, Residency Unlimited, in New York, HIAP in Helsinki and Ateliê397 in São Paulo. His articles, interviews, and essays have appeared in art magazines such as Artribune, TemporaryArtReview, DROME, DOMUS, Art Asia Pacific, Hyperallergic, as well as in exhibition catalogs for major museums such as MADRE in Naples and GAMEC in Bergamo.