Monday, March 15, 2021

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM ITALY

08:00 PM - 09:00 PM MALAYSIA


Fragility Talks 02 - Fondazione ICA Milano

Welcome to Fragility Talks series:

  • Q&A interviews focusing on fragility & resilience, the program explores economy, art & cultural and science
  • Moderators: Chiara Nuzzi, Curator and Editorial Manager at Fondazione ICA Milano, with curator contributions by Luigi Fassi and Alberto Salvadori
  • A series of 6 interviews, 30-minute each, guests are free to speak openly in a guided conversation to explore the topic 


FRAGILITY TALKS 02: Vittorio Calabrese, Director of Magazzino Italian Art, and Nur Hanim Khairuddin, General Manager of People of Remarkable Talent (PORT)


Vittorio Calabrese is the Director of Magazzino Italian Art Foundation. He leads all museum programming, exhibitions, and research and is responsible for broadening institutional development, fostering collaborations with fellow institutions and international artists. Vittorio has extensive experience in arts administration within the nonprofit sector, philanthropy, and research initiatives. He has curated and edited numerous exhibition catalogues on Italian Contemporary Art.

Born in Irpinia, Italy, Vittorio studied at Columbia University (Master in Business Administration), Christie’s Education in New York (MA in Modern and Contemporary Art History), and Bocconi University in Milan (BA and MSc in Business Administration and Management). 

Vittorio gives frequent lectures and presentations and has curated a number of exhibitions including: Homemade, Magazzino Italian Art, Cold Spring, New York, 2020; Renato Leotta, Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, New York and Magazzino Italian Art, Cold Spring, New York, 2019; Fausto Melotti: Works from the Olnick Spanu Collection, Consulate General of Italy, New York, 2019; Alessandro Piangiamore: Marango, Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, New York, 2018; Bagnoli, Bianchi, Salvadori, The Garrison Art Center, New York, 2018; Marco Anelli: Building Magazzino, Alice Curtis Desmond & Hamilton Fish Library, New York, 2018; Marco Anelli: Building Magazzino, Italian Cultural Institute, New York, 2017; Marco Bagnoli, Domenico Bianchi, Remo Salvadori: From the Olnick Spanu Collection, Hillyer Art Space, Washington D.C., 2017; Ornaghi & Prestinari, Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, New York, 2016.



Nur Hanim Mohamed Khairuddin is an artist and independent curator based in Ipoh, Perak in Malaysia. She graduated with a BFA from Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia in 1994 and has participated in numerous exhibitions locally and internationally. From 1996 to 2010, she was a curator at Perak Arts Foundation, and was responsible for organising the annual multi-disciplinary International Ipoh Arts Festival (1996-2000). As a freelance curator, she has curated solo exhibitions for prominent Malaysian artists such as Shia Yih Yiing, Raja Shahriman Raja Aziddin and Ali Rahamad. She was also responsible for the curation of two major restropectives, namely Raj’aah: Sulaiman Esa (2011) and Bumi Larangan: Zulkifli Dahlan (2017), both of which were held at the National Art Gallery, Malaysia. In 2014, she spearheaded the archiving team for the Ismail Hashim Estate. She was an associate curator for the 5th edition of the Singapore Biennale (Singapore) and the Kuandu Biennale (Taiwan) in 2016.

Nur Hanim, together with Beverly Yong, is the co-editor-in-chief for the four-volume Narratives in Malaysian Art, and currently one of the directors for the Malaysian Art Archive & Research Support (MARS) in Kuala Lumpur. She was a member of the Industry Advisory Panel of the Cultural Economic Development Agency (CENDANA) in 2018/2019 and is currently the General Manager of PORT (People of Remarkable Talent), a creative agency under the Perak state government.