Sara Giannini is an independent curator, researcher, writer and semiotician based in Amsterdam. She is interested in pursuing, supporting and facilitating interstitial thinking, crumbling categories, opacity, contradiction, fictional truth, linguistic performativity and transvestism as a methodology. After her MA in Semiotics from the University of Bologna (cum laude), she worked as curator, researcher and editor for the research programme Global Art and the Museum at the ZKM | Karlsruhe (2010-2014), while from 2012 till 2015 she held the position of artistic coordinator of the international network OuUnPo (Ouvroir d’Univers Potentiels). Stretching the curatorial beyond the exhibition, her projects take different forms and develop as experimental collaborations with artists, institutions and practitioners in different fields. Long-term projects include the VOLUME project, (Beirut, 2013-2014, in collaboration with 98weeks), the web-publishing and archiving platform Unfold (2015-ongoing), and the independent curatorial agency Heterotropics (Amsterdam, 2016-ongoing). In 2016/17 she was a research fellow at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, with the multi-fold project OWNNOW : René Daniëls, while in 2017/18 she is a tutor at the DAI Roaming Academy with the artist Pauline Curnier Jardin and the Amsterdam organization If I Can’t Dance. Together with their students they are working on the project Opera Corruption. Her projects have taken place in institutional settings, urban contexts, online radios and independent project spaces, including Jumex Museum, Mexico City; documenta 14, Athens; the Museum of Modern Art, Kunsthalle São Paulo and Casa do Povo, São Paulo; de Appel, Stedelijk Museum, Rijksmuseum and Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam; 98weeks, Mansion, Assabil Public Libraries, Beirut; Akademie der Künste, Berlin; PrintRoom, Rotterdam; to name a few.