Carlo is an independent curator and researcher. His practice explores interdisciplinary responses to environmental concerns, in order to challenge established ideas of ‘exhibiting nature’. 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. The first Archive was exhibited at the Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda (Santiago, Chile) in early 2021 and is now permanently installed in a conservation area within the Aracuanía region of Chile.
Before starting the Wilderness Archive, Carlo founded the Exhibition Road Commission in 2016, an interdisciplinary commission 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.
Outside his curatorial practice, Carlo is an academic researching contemporary Middle Eastern art collections in Western museums and their role in intercultural dialogue and cultural diplomacy. He also established Studio Fiorentino, a boutique advisory firm which advises governments and cultural organisations in the Gulf and Europe.