Giovanna Esposito Yussif is a curator and researcher with a background in art history, museology, and critical theory. In the past few years, Giovanna has focused her praxis on collective models of inquiry, exercises of criticality, and processes of dissentient imaginations. Through her work, she is devising research on non-dominant practices.
With David Muoz she co-founded NÆS – Nomad Agency/Archive of Emergent Studies, a living agency/archive practice that intersects emergent dynamics of social organization, promotes studying against the grain, and claims the political space of research as the right to know and imagine together.
Giovanna has collaborated with diverse international institutions such as Savvy Contemporary, Goethe-Institut Finnland, Manifesta Foundation, Checkpoint Helsinki, Frame Contemporary Art Finland, Helsinki International Artist Program – HIAP, Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Galería OMR, among others.
She is currently co-curating the Pavilion of Finland at the 58th Venice Biennale with the Miracle Workers Collective.