Lucia Pietroiusti is a curator working at the intersection of art, ecology and systems, usually outside of the gallery format.
She is Curator of General Ecology at the Serpentine Galleries, London as well as the curator of Sun & Sea (Marina) by Rugile Barzdziukaite, Vaiva Grainyte and Lina Lapelyte, the Lithuanian Pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia (and 2020-2022 international tour). She is one of the curators of the 13th Shanghai Biennale, Bodies of Water (2020/2021, with Andrés Jaque, Chief Curator; Marina Otero Verzier; Filipa Ramos and You Mi).
At the Serpentine, Pietroiusti founded, programmes and curates the long-term General Ecology project. General Ecology is a strategic, cross-organisational effort dedicated to the implementation of ecological principles throughout the Galleries’ public-facing programmes, internal infrastructure, and networks. General Ecology has presented live events, radio programmes, publications as well as ongoing research projects. Pietroiusti is also a co-curator of Back to Earth - the Serpentine’s 50th anniversary programme, dedicated to the environment (ongoing), which invites 65+ artists to devise environmental campaigns, prototypes or interventions in artwork form. Pietroiusti was the co-founder and co-curator of the Serpentine Podcast (since 2015, with Eva Jäger, Ben Vickers and Kay Watson).
Ongoing projects include The Shape of a Circle in the Mind of a Fish (Serpentine homepage / web portal and broadcast platform) an interdisciplinary festival, radio and publication series on consciousness and intelligence across species (with Filipa Ramos, Giles Round, Holly Shuttleworth and Kostas Stasinopoulos, since 2018).
In 2022, Pietroiusti will join James Bridle in curating a section of the Helsinki Festival, dedicated to artificial and more-than-human intelligences. Publications include More-than-Human (with Andrés Jaque and Marina Otero Verzier, 2020); Microhabitable (with Fernando García-Dory, Spanish edition published 2020; English edition forthcoming in 2021); PLANTSEX (MAL Journal, 2019) and Sun & Sea (Marina) (2019).