Cristina Ricupero (Italian-Brazilian) is a Paris-based independent curator and art critic. She has curated exhibitions world-wide, and is known for her special interest in social issues and in constructing a story line through an exhibition with projects such as “Fundamentalisms of the New Order” (Kunsthal Charlottenborg, 2002), “Populism” (Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius; the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo; the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and the Frankfurter Kunstverein, 2005). Recently she was Artistic Director of the Busan Biennale, South Korea, together with Curator Jörg Heiser and Guest Curator Gahee Park. The Busan Biennale 2018 having as a title “Divided We Stand” (September-November 2018). Other recent projects include “New Ways of Doing Nothing” (June 26-October 12, 2014) as well as a large group exhibition “The Crime was Almost Perfect”, which took place at Witte de With in Rotterdam (January 24 April 27, 2014) then traveled to PAC-Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea in Milan (July 10- September 7, 2014). A first chapter on this research was titled “Suspicious Minds” and took place at Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paulo, Brazil (August-September 2013). She also curated together with Swiss-German artist Fabian Marti a group exhibition and publication called “Cosmic Laughter – timewave zero then what?” for the Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Germany (September-October 2012) and a major exhibition project, “Secret Societies”, for the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfort (June-September, 2011), which toured to CAPC de Bordeaux (November, 2011-February 2012). Cristina Ricupero has also been a frequent lecturer at different art academies in Europe and has contributed regularly to frieze magazine.