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Davide Quadrio
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Davide Quadrio

Davide Quadrio after founding and managing for a decade BizArt Art Centre in Shanghai, the first not for profit independent creative lab in the city, he co-founded in 2007 Arthub, a platform to organize, curate and support artistic endeavors in Asia. With BizArt and its team, and now with Arthub, he organized hundreds of exhibitions, educational activities and exchanges in China and abroad, developing relationships with local and foreign institutions worldwide. Quadrio has been consulting Bund18 Creative Space (2005-2008) curating shows such as Vivienne Westwood’s Exhibition together with V&A, the Droog Design exhibition tour China (Shanghai, Shenzhen and Beijing) and the solo exhibition by Olivo Barbieri, during the 2006 Shanghai Biennale. In the international arena he curated shows worldwide among others for the 9th Shanghai Biennale 2012, organizing the Inter-city Pavilions (30 cities worldwide with over 100 artists participating) within this project he co-curated Palermo, Istanbul and Bandung’s pavilions; Survival Techniques (Chulalongkorn University Art Gallery, Bangkok, 2011 and Mocp, Chicago 2012), Shcontemporary special projects (featuring artists such as Zhang Enli, Fx Harsono, Yto Barrada, Shilpa Gupta, Raqs media Collective and more, 2011-2012), Artissima Cinema in the Museum of Cinema, Turin and in Florence at Palazzo Strozzi with the show China! China!China which toured to Sainsbury Art Center (2009). Quadrio co-organized a 5 days public art event for the Earts festival, October 2008 in the heart of Shanghai, Xujiahui district featuring artists such as Takeshi Murata, Feng Mengbo and Christian Marclay. In 2009, following the financial crisis, he created an art production company called Far East Far West LTD to finance new artworks by artists in China and Asia (first production Cao Fei’s RMB City Opera in Turin, November 2009, the collection is now available to general public in the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago). Davide has been often invited by Universities such as Leiden University (the Netherlands), La Sapienza (Italy) and East Anglia University (UK), Academy of Fine Arts of Seoul (Korea), Freie Universitaat (Berlin), Cini Foundation (Venice) just to mention few, for lectures, workshops and presentation. His articles appeared in various magazines, newspapers and catalogues worldwide, such as Yishu Journal, Flash Art, etc. and several academic publications. From 2011 Quadrio is a host lecturer at the Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts, Fudan University.