Sarina Basta: Detourned Narratives

Art Department Spring 2009 Lecture Series

Detourned Narratives: Strategies of Representation in Space 

Sarina Basta joined SculptureCenter as curator in the spring of 2006. She also runs SculptureCenter's public program series that involves artists and theoreticians, lectures, and performances. She was previously manager and designer at Acconci Studio in New York and head of communication at the Centre of Contemporary Art in Geneva, Switzerland, where she curated her first exhibitions. Since then she has worked with several hundred artists on more than 60 exhibitions worldwide. She has written for art publications including Texte Zur Kunst and Flash Art International and compiled and edited Vito Acconci's “chronologie raisonn” published in Vito Hannibal Acconci Studio, Mus des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, and MACBA Barcelona. Basta received her bachelor of science degree in political science from the University of Geneva and a master of arts in post-war and contemporary art from the University of Manchester and Sotheby's Institute, London. She participated to the Whitney Museum of American Art's Independent Studies Program in the urban studies and architecture department.