Cecilia Alemani is the Donald R. Mullen, Jr. director and chief curator of High Line Art, the public art program presented by the non-profit organization Friends of the High Line in New York City. She was also the artistic director of Art Basel Cities 2018 in Buenos Aires and curator of the Italian Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale. Since 2012, she has commissioned and curated public art projects on the High Line by over two hundred artists. For the Italian Pavilion, she organized the exhibition “Il mondo magico”, featuring new commissions by Giorgio Andreotta Calò, Roberto Cuoghi and Adelita Husni- Bey.
Throughout her career, Alemani has collaborated with many museums, institutions, and foundations such as MoMA/PS1, New York; Tate Modern, London; and the Deste Foundation, Athens, and has also pursued more unconventional projects with non-profits and informal organizations. Alemani worked as guest curator for the performance art biennial Performa 11. She is the co-founder of No Soul For Sale, a festival of independent spaces, non-profit organizations, and artist collectives which took place at X Initiative in June 2009. From January 2009 to February 2010, she served as Curatorial Director of X Initiative, New York, a year-long experimental non-profit space in Chelsea.