Carolina Rito


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    Carolina Rito welcomes PhD proposals in curatorial studies, contemporary art, visual and material cultures, and decolonial practices.


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    Professor Carolina Rito is a researcher and curator whose work is situated at the intersection between knowledge production, the curatorial, and contested historical narratives. She is Professor of Creative Practice Research, Research Centre for Arts, Memory, and Communities, Coventry University; an Executive Board Member of the Midlands Higher Education & Culture Forum; and a Research Fellow at the Institute of Contemporary History (IHC), Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Rito is the Executive Editor of The Contemporary Journal and has published in international journals such as King’s Review, Mousse Magazine, and Wrong Wrong. From 2017 to 2019, she was Head of Public Programmes and Research at Nottingham Contemporary, leading the partnership with Nottingham Trent University and University of Nottingham. She holds a PhD in Curatorial/Knowledge from Goldsmiths, University of London, where she also taught from 2014 to 2016. She lectures internationally—in Europe, South America, and the Middle East—on her research and curatorial studies.

    Education/Academic qualification

    Curatorial/Knowledge, Doctorate, Goldsmiths, University of London

    Curatorial Studies, MA, Universidade de Lisboa

    External positions

    Chair of the Collaborative Research Working Group, Midlands Higher Education Culture Forum

    2018 → …

    Editor-in-Chief, The Contemporary Journal

    2018 → …

    Executive Board Member, Midlands Higher Education Culture Forum

    2017 → …

    Visiting Researcher, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

    2016 → …


    • AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
    • exhibition studies
    • curating
    • exhibition histories
    • DT Africa
    • Liberation Movements
    • Colonialism
    • Postcolonial Studies
    • NX Arts in general
    • curatorial studies
    • curating
    • cinema
    • contemporary art


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    • CAMPUS Independent Study Programme

      Rito, C., Sternfeld, N., Dyangani Ose, E., Bhambra, G., Gario, Q., Franke, A., Condorelli, C. & Campt, T.


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