Antonio Cataldo


Antonio Cataldo. Photo: OCA / Herman Dreyer

Antonio Cataldo is a curator and a writer based in Oslo. His interests in the arts lie at the intersection of design and the technosciences for their role and performativity, both historically and conceptually, as an emancipatory motor in modern society. He is currently Curator at the Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA), where he has organised and managed exhibitions and discursive programmes taking place both at OCA's premises in Oslo and for the OCA's contribution to the Venice Biennale in Italy since 2011. At OCA he curated among others ‘Alexander Kluge. Raw Materials: Present Impressions, Past Wishes and Future Fulfillment’; ‘Unwoven World: Beyond the Pliable Plane’ (2014) and ‘Fashion: the Fall of an Industry’ (2013) and edited a number of publications such as Forms of Modern Life (2014) and Indigo (2013). He started working at OCA in 2010 as Publications and Archive Manager. Cataldo has been a Teaching Associate and Researcher at Iuav University of Venice and he has worked as an editor within fondazione march per l'arte contemporanea, an Italian foundation for contemporary art based in Padua, Italy, for their publication series. At fondazione march he curated various projects such as the travelling exhibition ‘Où va la Vidéo?’ (2009) followed by the eponymous edited publication, and co-edited the books What is the Contemporary? (2009, 2008). Previously he had also been employed within the Graphic Design and Advertising Office of Fondazione la Biennale di Venezia. Cataldo holds a BA from the University of Naples, Italy. He completed his MA studies under the supervision of the Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben at Iuav University of Venice, Italy.