Marco Baravalle is a researcher, curator and activist.
He is a member of Sale Docks, a collective and independent space for visual arts, activism, and experimental theater located in what had been an abandoned salt-storage facility in Dorsoduro, Venice, Italy. Founded in 2007, its programming includes activist-group meetings, formal exhibitions, and screenings.
Baravalle teaches Phenomenology of Contemporary Art at the MA in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies of NABA (Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milan).
In 2022 he was awarded with a Fulbright grant for Visiting Student Researcher. He spent six months at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City.
He is a member of IRI (Institute Of Radical Imagination), a collective inviting political scientists, economists, lawyers, architects, hackers, activists, artists and cultural producers to share knowledge on a continuous base with the aim of defining and implementing zones of post-capitalism in Europe’s South and the Mediterranean.
From 2018 to 2021 Baravalle was research fellow at "INCOMMON. In praise of community. Shared creativity in arts and politics in Italy (1959-1979)", a project hosted by IUAV, University of Venice.