My name is Elisa Tosoni, I am an independent curator of contemporary art and chef who occasionally plays the roles of art critic and fiction writer. Originally from Italy, I have been based in several European countries and I’m now living in Zuerich, Switzerland.

I work internationally, curating and imagining projects, writing texts mainly on curatorial practice, as well as conducting studio visits with artists. I am also a consultant for galleries and institutions, fellow curators and artists, and specialised in developing new commissions with international artists. I have curated projects for, among others, Arkitekturmuseet and Botkyrka Konsthall (SE), Galleria Alberto Peola (IT), Elevator Gallery (UK) and worked for institutions and galleries such as Iaspis (SE), Manifesta 7 (IT), Bucharest Biennale 3 (RO), Cardi Black Box (IT), Rod Barton Invites (UK).

Areas of research are temporality and fiction within exhibition practices, and I am slowly developing a long-term masterplan for a new residency institution, engaged in fostering the process of artistic research rather than immediate production, and operating within a timescale that mirrors artistic rhythms, rather than dictating them.

Recent projects include catalogue and exhibition texts, as well as public talks in Zuerich and beyond, and the project one|year|of|curatorial|residencies, a diary (currently on hiatus) following residency experiences at the Nordic Artists’ Centre Dale (Dale, NO), and at Kunsthaus Aussersihl/Rotationatelier (Zuerich, CH).