Anna Santomauro joined Arts Catalyst in May 2017 as Programme Curator. She is curator, educator and researcher in micropolitics and socially engaged art.
In 2011, Santomauro co-founded Vessel in Bari, Italy, a non-profit arts organisation dedicated to public programming in relation to contemporary social, political, and economic issues. In 2015-2016, Santomauro was ESP and Public Programmer at Eastside Projects (Birmingham). She has developed several projects and curated multiple exhibitions such as The Pacifist Library – Sarajevo, a project by Valentina Curandi and Nathaniel Katz (2013); Giant Step, a collaboration between Vessel and the Van Abbemuseum, Mostyn Gallery, and Galeria Labirynt (2012); For an Ecology of the Museum at the Museum of Villa Croce in Genoa, Italy (2012); Work in the Field, a radio program part of Pablo Helguera’s project Aelia Media in Bologna, Italy (2011).
In 2013, Santomauro was one of the recipients of ICI/Dedalus Research Award. She attended several curatorial courses such as GBICC 2012 organized by the Gwangju Biennial, ICA Summer Seminar in Yerevan (Armenia), ICI – Independent Curators International Seminar in Istanbul, and is member of IKT. She has lectured, given talks, tutored and led workshops in several institutions, including: CCS Bard College (NYC), Piet Zwart Institute (Rotterdam), Newcastle University, Salt Galata (Istanbul), University of Cambridge, La Casa Encendida (Madrid). She is PhD candidate and Visiting Lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton (UK).