Cristina Ricupero 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. She is currently developing an exhibition project with Alexandra Midal (independent curator and professor at the design program at HEAD-Haute Ecole d’Art et Design Geneva). In 2014, she co-curated with Vanessa Müller a group show for the Kunsthalle Vienna called “New Ways of Doing Nothing” (2014) as well as a large group exhibition “The Crime was Almost Perfect” at Witte de With in Rotterdam (2014), which traveled to PAC-Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea in Milan later that year. 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 (2011), which then toured to the CAPC de Bordeaux (2011–2012).
In 2006, Ricupero was commissioned to cover the European section of the Gwangju Biennale in South Korea. She worked as a curator at NIFCA (Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art) in Helsinki from 2000 to 2005 and also as Associate Director of Exhibitions at the ICA in London from 2000 until 2004. She has also been a frequent lecturer at the Faculty of Art and Architecture at NTNU, Trondheim in Norway, at Kunstuniversität Linz, Autstria, HEAD-Haute école d’art et de design, Geneva and other art academies in Europe.