Bassam El Baroni

Associate Professor
Associate Professor
A806 Department of Art and Media

Bassam El Baroni is associate professor in curating and mediating art at the Department of Art and Media, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Aalto University. He holds a PhD in Curatorial Knowledge, department of Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths, University of London. Prior to working at Aalto University, he was lecturer in art theory at ArtEZ University of the Arts, the Netherlands.  

His research lies at the intersection of curatorial practice/studies, theory, technology, and economics. Through exhibitions, publications and other media, he has most recently been preoccupied with financialization in relation to artistic practices and artists’ engagement with infrastructural futures and histories.

Bassam is an internationally recognised curator who has curated and co-curated biennials of contemporary art in Spain (Manifesta 8, Murcia, 2010 - 2011), Norway (LIAF, Lofoten Islands, 2013), Ireland (Eva International – Ireland’s Biennial, Limerick, 2014), and Lebanon (HOME WORKS 7, Beirut, 2015). Most recently he curated the exhibition Infrahauntologies at the Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art, Oldenburg, Germany, and La Box, ENSA Bourges, France (2021 and 2022). 

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Honors and awards

The Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Art (ENSA) Bourges Call for a Curatorial Project 2020-2021

Submitted and won call for curating an exhibition, awarded grant of 25,000 Euros to curate exhibition at The Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Art (ENSA) Bourges' exhibition space in 2021.
Invitation or ranking in competition Department of Art May 2020


The Helsinki Biennial Art Mediation Forum 2023: An Anthology

Patrizia Costantin, Bassam El Baroni 2023

Helsinki Biennial 2023

Bassam El Baroni 2023

Art, Leverage and Infrapolitical Practices

Bassam El Baroni 2022 Art and Social Spaces in Controlled, Uncontrolled and Isolated Times

Cybersyn 1973 / 2023

Bassam El Baroni, Constantinos Miltiadis, Georgios Cherouvim, Gerriet K. Sharma 2022

Infrahauntologies Part II

Bassam El Baroni 2022

Reading the Unknown Crying Man Museum

Bassam El Baroni 2022 A Book On A Proposed House Museum For An Unknown Crying Man

Tarrying with the Alien: Preliminary Notes on Curating and Algorithmic Realism

Bassam El Baroni 2022 Expo-Facto: Into the Algorithm of the Exhibition

Whither the Exhibition in the Age of Finance? Notes towards a Curatorial Practice of Leveraging

Bassam El Baroni 2022 Exhibitionary Acts of Political Imagination

The Edinburgh Companion to Curatorial Futures

Bridget Crone, Bassam El Baroni 2021