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News / May 16, 2014

Giovanna Borasi Promoted to Chief Curator of CCA

Giovanna Borasi with Ryue Nishizawa. © CCA, Montreal. Giovanna Borasi with Ryue Nishizawa. © CCA, Montreal.

Longtime Canadian Centre for Architecture curator Giovanna Borasi—at the Montreal institution since 2005—has been promoted to the position of chief curator.

Together with CCA director Mirko Zardini, Borasi has organized influential and innovative exhibitions such as “1973: Sorry, Out of Gas,” which looked at implications of the 1970s energy crisis; “Actions: What You Can Do With the City,” which took on unexpected approaches to urban environments; and “Imperfect Health: The Medicalization of Architecture.”

Zardini, who once held the positions both of director and chief curator, continues on as director.

In her new role, Borasi is to further develop institutional initiatives that explore contemporary issues in architecture with a special emphasis on urban, social, and environmental concerns.

Before joining the CCA, Borasi co-curated exhibitions in Italy—including co-curation of the Italian Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale with Mirko Zardini.

Educated in architecture, Borasi has worked as a writer and editor as well, and most recently has been deputy editor in chief for the architectural magazine Abitare.

The CCA is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its opening to the public this year.