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Founded in 1991, LIAF – Lofoten International Art Festival is the longest-running biennial event in Scandinavia. Curated by Italian duo Francesco Urbano Ragazzi, its seventeenth edition will be held from September 3 to October 2, 2022 In Kabelvåg, Lofoten.

There will be four exhibition venues in Kabelvåg and headquarters in the The North Norwegian Artcenters gallery in Svolvær. LIAF 2022 will feature international artists from five continents, as well as local artists. Accompanying the exhibition project will be a program of public events.
LIAF 2022’s curatorial duo Francesco Urbano Ragazzi is Italian and was established in Paris in 2008. They have a background in philosophy and gender and media studies. The duo have created The internet Saga, a research platform and series of exhibitions that began with a solo exhibition by filmmaker and artist Jonas Mekas at Palazzo Foscari Contarini (2015) and culminated with the exhibition Hillary: The Hillary Clinton Emails by the poet Kenneth Goldsmith at Cinema Teatro Italia (2019). Both projects were shown in connection with the Venice Biennale. Within this platform, the duo has also created opportunities to produce new works of art in collaboration with private and public institutions such as CERN – European Organization for Nuclear Research (Geneva), the Bucuresti Biennale and the Maraya Art Center (Sharjah).
Francesco Urbano Ragazzi has also curated projects and exhibitions for, among others, the Italian Ministry of Equal Opportunities, Missoni (New York), Centro Ricerca Castello di Rivoli (Turin), ISCP (New York), Center d’Art Contemporain Genève, La Loge (Brussels), La Casa Encendida (Madrid), Institut Français (Paris), Futura – Center for Contemporary Art (Prague), Ruya Foundation (Baghdad) and the Emirates Foundation (Abu Dhabi).

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