The Arts Council of Wales and Mostyn are delighted to announce that Alfredo Cramerotti, currently Senior Curator at QUAD, Centre of Art, Media and Film in Derby, has been appointed as the new Director of Mostyn. He succeeds Martin Barlow, who steps down in September after 14 years at the helm during which he oversaw the Mostyn’s recent £5.1m prize-winning expansion and redevelopment.
Brian Howes, Chair of Mostyn gallery Council says:
“The appointment marks an exciting new phase in the evolution of the gallery and Alfredo Cramerotti brings with him a wealth of experience gained through leadership of some of the most exciting visual arts projects in Europe.”
At QUAD since 2008, Cramerotti has delivered an ambitious and innovative programme that includes the organisation of FORMAT International Photography Festival. As commissioner, art manager, and editor he has also played key roles in major international initiatives including recently co-curating Manifesta 8, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art in Spain and the Furla Award for Contemporary Art in Italy.
From Trento in northern Italy, Cramerotti studied ‘Art in Context’ at the Universität der Künste, Institut für Kunst im Kontext in Berlin followed by the Critical Studies Programme at the Lund University, Malmö Art Academy in Sweden. He has authored and published several volumes including ‘All That Fits: The Aesthetics of Journalism’ which accompanies his current exhibition at QUAD.
Alfredo is author of Intellect's Aesthetic Journalism and the editor for our Critical Photography series.