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Dr Viviana Checchia will be teaching students on the Master's Programme in Fine Arts. Photo: Lukasz Michalak/Estudio Perplejo, Imagina Madrid (Intermediae-Matadero-Madrid Destino).
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Viviana Checchia joins HDK-Valand

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HDK-Valand is happy to announce that Dr Viviana Checchia is appointed Senior Lecturer and will be teaching on the MFA in Fine Art.

Dr Viviana Checchia joins HDK-Valand from the Centre of Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, where she was Curator: Public Engagement. As well as her work across five years for CCA, she has produced a range of international projects, including the Young Artist of the Year Award, Ramallah, and the 4th Athens Biennale.

For the past nine years, Viviana Checchia has co-directed ‘vessel’, a platform for cultural, social, economic and political change through community-based work, based in Puglia, Italy. She has lectured at the Centre for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, the International Academy of Art Palestine, University of the Arts London, University of Glasgow, Glasgow School of Art, and was an instructor for the V-A-C Foundation’s Summer Curatorial School in Moscow. With Anna Santomauro, she received the 2013 ICI/DEDALUS Research Award, and in 2016 was awarded the Igor Zabel Award for Culture and Theory laureate’s choice for her contributions to the comprehension of and international interest in Eastern European art.

– With Viviana's significant experience in curating in multiple international contexts she will be a great asset to the teaching team and the Fine Art and Craft collegiate, says Sarah Tuck, head of the Crafts and Fine Art Unit.