Sarina Basta

Sarina Basta is a curator, teacher and director of the Bureau des heures invisibles, an arts research organization based in Aubervilliers that connects artists with civil society. She was the artistic manager and curator at Confort Moderne, Poitiers, and co-curator of the Move Festival at the Centre Pompidou in 2018. Winner of the Gulbenkian Curator Chair at the Beaux-arts de Paris, Basta has organized two major exhibitions at the Palais des Beaux-Arts, while also mentoring students and graduates. In the early 2000s, Basta was curator at the SculptureCenter and associate curator of the Performa Biennial in New York. A graduate of the SPEAP program founded by Bruno Latour at SciencesPo, Paris, and of the Whitney program ISP, New York, she is in charge of the Supercanon post-graduate program at EESI, an art school in Angoulême and Poitiers, and sits on the scientific committee of the RADIAN doctoral program co-organized by ESAM, Cherbourg and Caen. She is the editor of numerous art catalogs, and author of Vito Acconci’s chronologie raisonnée.

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