Born in Este, Italy, in 1989, Eleonora Castagna obtained her bachelor degree in Modern Italian Art, Humanities and Literature from Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna. She recently received an MFA in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies from NABA in Milan, spending six months at ITU in Istanbul as an exchange student. Her field of research includes public art and the politics of commons. Her MFA thesis focused on the role of social virtual platforms for the recent revolutionary movements in Turkey. Independent curator (for La Medusa -cultural center- and for Biagiotti Progetto Arte -gallery-), free lance journalist of contemporary art (for Toylet Mag, Diorama, Droste Effect and Alfabeta2), critic and cultural communication consultant, she took part in dOCUMENTA(13) as a Student Artist Assistant for the project AND…AND…AND with Ayreen Anastas and Rene Gabri. Now at RU (Court Street 360, Brooklyn), she's working with the Special Projects curator Ayelet Danielle Aldouby. She's also working at The Still House Group (in Red Hook, Brooklyn) as an Administrative Assistant.