Giulia Damiani is a writer, translator and curator based in London, and a tutor and PhD researcher in Art and Writing at Goldsmiths University (AHRC scholarship).
She collaborates with performers to create diffractive and collective work out of archival and feminist histories. In her unique exchange with the group Le Nemesiache she starts from their idiosyncratic investment in the body, mythology and their geopolitical location. She combines these with the desire for fabulation and prophecy from the mythological places of the present. For example, she imagines archival traces of lava and the volcano Vesuvius through new materialist and feminist lens. These speak of an archive of extinction while opening to other systems of thought. In her performances traces become theatrical scenes, invoking the problematic re-location of the trace in other places, in the present for a future response.
Her collaborations with galleries and various institutions across the world have been funded by
public bodies such as the European Cultural Foundation and the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities. Her writing has been published widely in art and cultural magazines such as EROS press as well as catalogues and independent publications. She has given talks at a wide range of institutions, including ICI (Berlin), University of Santa Caterina (Brazil), The White Building and The Showroom (London), The Studio (Jordan), ODD (Bucharest), Philosophy Institute
(Naples), Goldsmiths University, Royal College of Art and the University of Minho (Portugal).
Since 2016 she has been Tutor in Art Theory and Curating in the Master of Fine Arts and Master of Art Curating at Goldsmiths University. She is editor and curator of the art platform Elizabeth Xi Bauer.