Federica Bueti 

1 OCT 2021 - 30 NOV 2021

Bag Factory is delighted to announce that Federica Bueti (Germany) will undertake a fully-funded residency at the Bag Factory from 27 Feb – 26 May 2021. As part of TURN 2 RESIDENCY The aim of the project is to facilitate research for emerging curators and cultural practitioners with curatorial experience based in Germany and in the African continent with ambitions to make them the starting point for more international collaborations and knowledge sharing opportunities.


Federica Bueti writes, edits, teaches, and occasionally curates exhibitions. Her research focuses on refusals and decolonial feminist critical poetics. She is the founder of …ment, a journal for contemporary culture, art, and politics, which she ran between 2011 and 2015. She is the editor of Move…ment. On Forms of Protest and Resistance, published by Book Works, London, (2013); The Incantation of the Disquieting Muse: On Divinity, Supra-Realities, or the Exorcisement of Witchery published by The Greenbox and SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, (2017). 

In 2019, she co-curated the exhibition and research project Ecologies of Darkness. Building Ground on Shifting Sand at SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, 2019. She is the Italian translator of a book of poetry by artist Tiziana La Melia, upcoming with Archive Books (2021). She is currently working on a collection of essays by Calabrian cultural anthropologist Vito Teti. She is a writing tutor at Piet Zwart Insitute MFA, Rotterdam. Her book, "Critical Poetics of Feminist Refusals: Voicing Dissent Across Differences" will be published by Routledge in 2022. Born in 1982 in Scilla, Reggio Calabria, she lives and works between Berlin and Scilla.


El Mundo Zurdo (spirituality in action, practicing refusals)

Inspired by the relational epistemologies, spiritual activism and coalition building practice of Chicana feminist Gloria Anzaldua and the work and life of South-African sangoma, author, and LGBT activist Nkunzi Zandile Nkabinde, during her time in Johannesburg, Bueti’s research will focus on Black queer aesthetic practices and poetics of refusal.