Carlo is an independent curator and researcher, fascinated by the relationship between culture and wilderness. With the Wilderness Archive he invites us to reconsider the legacy of traditional classification methods, modes of knowledge production and transmission, and environmental preservation strategies.
Before starting the Wilderness Archive, Carlo founded the Exhibition Road Commission in 2016, an interdisciplinary commission first awarded to artist Tomas Saraceno, where he curated a programme co-produced by 16 leading cultural institutions including the Victoria & Albert Museum, Serpentine Galleries, National History Museum and Imperial College London. In 2017 he curated a series of 'on-board’ debates during the first Antarctic Biennale expedition to the Antarctic peninsula and participated in the first Antarctic Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale. Later the same year he presented on the subject of interdisciplinary explorations at the Royal Geographical Society and hosted a panel of artists practicing with fieldwork. Currently, in collaboration with photographer and researcher Jean de Pomereu, he is developing the first anthology and retrospective exhibition of Antarctic photography, from the first expeditions through to the present day.
Outside his curatorial practice, Carlo teaches art history at Birkbeck College and works as a researcher based at the Victoria & Albert Museum (London). He focuses on contemporary non-Western art collections and their importance as instruments of intercultural dialogue and cultural diplomacy.