Lorenzo Fusi (b. 1968) is an Italian curator and the Artistic Director of PIAC (Prix International d’Art Contemporain) of the Fondation Prince Pierre de Monaco. Fusi will visit Griffin to undertake a research residency on international photographic practices in relation to the Vancouver School, and develop a new project based on his research on HIV/AIDS in North America. He was the Visiting Academic Curator at the Alberta College of Art + Design where he directed the Illingworth Kerr Gallery (2016-2018). Previously, he was the Director of Open Eye Gallery, one of the oldest not-for-profit photography galleries in the UK. Prior to this appointment, Fusi was the International Curator at the Liverpool Biennial, for which he curated Touched (2010) and The Unexpected Guest (2012). Between 2001 and 2009 He was the Chief Curator at Palazzo delle Papesse Contemporary Art Centre who then became the Contemporary Art Curator of the Santa Maria della Scala museum hub in Siena, Italy. Fusi regularly lectures at universities and has a portfolio of over 70 curated exhibition projects and as many publications and almost 200 commissions.
Fusi curated The Sodomite Invasion: Experimentation, Politics and Sexuality in the work of Jimmy DeSana and Marlon T. Riggs at Griffin Art Projects which is part of Capture Photography Festival’s 2020 Selected Exhibition Program.